Month: August 2017

“You look like a moth.”

Posted on 28 August 2017 by Katy Forrest

Day 17   An early start from Tumbaca on the bus was awaiting us, and with a predicted eight-hour journey we all braced ourselves, hoping we would miraculously arrive there in half the time. After what seemed like an eternity we finally stopped for a wee stop halfway through our journey. Now, this may sound
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The Final Week: さようなら日本

Posted on 16 August 2017 by Laura Davies

At long last, yet seemingly all too soon, the month-long Yamagata project is over and I am safely back in the UK, still a little jetlagged but otherwise no worse for wear. The final week seemed to go the quickest; I can barely remember the order of events, but I will do my best. One
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“ Oh no! I don’t want to be pie!”

Posted on 14 August 2017 by Katy Forrest

Day 13   There’s nothing that makes you feel that tad more disgusting on a Monday morning than a quick wet wipe shower. Today was our last day of project work in Camp Esmeraldas, so off we went to Cacha, even more determined to finish what we’d started, even if we had to work ‘till
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“In Steve We Trust!”

Posted on 5 August 2017 by Katy Forrest

I mean, it was inevitable. We were going to encounter a not-so-nice critter at some point… just not all at once…  Day 5 If you’ve ever wondered if Ecuadorians like to party on a Saturday night, you should’ve seen our faces on the following Sunday morning after a few hours sleep. When you sleep in
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Adventures in Yamagata: Part 3

Posted on 5 August 2017 by Laura Davies

At long last, here is part three of my adventures in Yamagata. My apologies for the delay – it’s been a pretty busy week as usual. To pick up where I left off, we’d collected our new translator and then immediately after we visited a Japanese castle. We made a quick stop at a foot
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WEEK 2 – A Whistler Adventure

Posted on 2 August 2017 by Tegan Francis

Our second week in Canada has come and gone and it’s been quite a whirlwind for us all so far. Vancouver offers an immense number of options of things to do so you can never be bored. Whether you’re a keen hiker or avid shopper there’s something for pretty much anyone. On our second weekend
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