I’ve settled in with my host family now and have found a good routine with placement at the hospital. We have to be in placement from 8am-1pm then can do as we please. Usually, some of us will eat lunch then go back to the hospital for a bit. Otherwise, we’ll either do a short […]

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First impression of Nepal is good-really good. Although my bags still haven’t arrived from the airport in Dubai, I haven’t slept properly in god knows how long, and I’m coming to the end of Typhoid, I can tell that this is going to be a good trip. This morning, I was taken on a walk […]

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Last day in Madagascar

So Madagascar has been a whirlwind. Teaching, island outreach, turtle conservation, and marine research/scuba diving. Saw baby turtles hatching, helped monitor adult green and hawksbill turtles, watched bioluminescent plankton, taught a boy who was deaf and mute, ate lots of beans and rice (an understatement), became both open water and advanced open water scuba certified, […]

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Mora mora

The saying of Madagascar is “mora mora” meaning slowly slowly. They believe in taking life slowly-whether that means waiting one hour for the late boat or two hours for food. Week 2 was a bit of a blur. I was in Ampang on Nosy Komba for most of the teaching week. I now have some […]

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Arrived in Madagascar on Thursday! Limited wifi access so will update as best I can. Staying in a hut with 5 other girls who are all staying 10 weeks so we have nearly no space because we all brought so much. Started with teaching today and think I’ll either do forest conservation or turtle research […]

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Today was our third day back at school. We went to Lamu, an island on the coast for the whole of last week. Upon arriving last Sunday, we were speechless. The architecture and general feeling of the town is something you would imagine straight out of the bible. We met up with our friend from […]

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Big Update

About two weeks ago, we met the new boy, Guillaume. We all went for a Rongai “pub crawl” soon after he arrived. Most of the pubs we went to were small and tame, with lots of dancing and singing. Seeing as I’m not much of a party person, it was quite an experience. After the […]

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