My friend Ryan Brown emailed me and asked, “What is it like there? Do you see things like leaf cutter ants?” Strictly speaking, no. I haven’t seen any ants slicing-and-dicing leaves like organic Ginsu knives. But I have seen a surprising number of giant ants carrying leave and other debris that ants have no business carrying. Take, for example, the hormiga (“ant”) shown here. Its leaf must weigh at least as much as the ant. I won’t wax poetic about how the ant stumbled time after time and still struggled onward, nor about its rugged perseverance. That would be silly; it’s just an ant. But I will keep my eyes peeled for those leaf-cutters.