What do Brown students do after Brown? Well, empirically speaking, we either work for giant financial institutions attempting to become Peter from Office Space, or giant defense contractors building missiles to help protect our national interest, or giant law firms making sure that corporations at least pretend to care about market externalities, or perhaps teach poor kids in Watts. However, we are most likely to try to recreate Brown in Boston or New Haven in graduate school. Part of this process involves doing research in exotic places–Northern India and Tibet, island Southeast Asia, or coastal Africa. James is the third of our group to create a blog to discuss research and travel, this time from the very difficult research station of Mauritius. Yes, James, please do tell us how hard it is to avoid all those falling coconuts. Well, at least he shares our recent experiences with mosques and roosters.