Nice report, George, especially for a first attempt. I particularly enjoyed the idea of someone listing his location as Monaco staying in the $3 a night rooms :) Gives me a taste for some tropical birding as well - only a few months to go.
You might have created a monster if you enjoyed writing the report, though. I reckon my early reports were about that length but now they run to tens of pages and take me months to put together. And I'm still not much of a birder.