I was going to leave this in the room for the next person (a personal “crossover”) but they’re going in for service before the next Expedition, so I’m putting it here and hopefully the next newbie will look:
Advice from a Scientist Departing his first IODP Expedition
--Bring no more than five days worth of clothing. Great, quick laundry service!
We have made it to mountainous Keelung, and everyone on board was greeted by pretty views surrounding the port and dancers and drummers performing a traditional Chinese dance. Although everyone was eager for some much needed freedom on land, there was a little trepidation about going back to the 'real world' where many obligations await us.