We set of on the 6 day trek! It all started well until we hit the first hill and we all realised what we were getting ourselves into. Everyone kept saying they felt like hobbits going to mordor. 2 days before we left, Harold had said in our briefing to not ask about when we… Read More


Our almost 24 hour journey , starting at 3am, was seriously worth it. Jakera club has this calm , party atmosphere with table tennis, a gym, the beach a short walk away and some incredible, lovely staff. With a new culture and country , you can expect to confront hilarious situations. Experiencing Caracas airport was one… Read More


Monday day 11 That night I had the worst, most visual nightmare I’ve ever had . When I woke up at 1 in the morning I started hallucinating and the trees became faces looking at us . I was so confused and upset that I had to wake Megan up just to see if it… Read More


As travel lovers and thrill seekers, Megan and I thought the perfect location for our gap year would be volunteering in Venezuela. The anticipation and excitement is mounting, as we contemplate the fact that it is only a mere 4 weeks until we leave! After four long months of working hard as teaching assistants and… Read More


Dearest Mums, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Pets, Leap Towers, Previous Leapers, Future Leapers, Friends and the General Public, Day 67: Friday 6th June: Today was our very last visit to Puerto La Cruz, the source of internet and the famous chicken sandwich! Here we all did some last minute shopping, sent some emails and… Read More


Dearest Mums, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Pets, Leap Towers, Previous Leapers, Future Leapers, Friends and the General Public, Day 28: Monday 28th April: It was our first visit to the school for disabled children and adults; however they were not there as they do not attend school on Mondays. We met the teachers and… Read More


    Dearest Mums, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Pets, Leap Towers, Previous Leapers, Future Leapers, Friends and the General Public, Day 54: Saturday 24th May: So it was breakfast at the usual hour of 7:30am. Afterwards, we all ventured into Puerto to buy supplies for our Gran Sabana tour, Ollie and Robbie continued to… Read More


Dearest Mums, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Pets, Leap Towers, Previous Leapers, Future Leapers, Friends and the General Public, Day 42: Monday 12th May: During the morning we went to Puerto to get wi-fi and have lunch. I typed up some of the blog and the others did some research for our new project which… Read More


Dearest Mums, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Pets, Leap Towers, Previous Leapers, Future Leapers, Friends and the General Public, Day 35: Monday 5th May: Ollie, Robbie, Alice and Rosie had a very active start to the day as they walked up the hill. Breakfast came next and then Spanish class. However, I didn’t make it… Read More


Dearest Mums, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Pets, Leap Towers, Previous Leapers, Future Leapers, Friends and the General Public, Day Twenty-One: Monday 21st April: A Jakera Lodge breakfast was a God send! I don’t think I have ever witnessed such scoffing, everyone must have been starving! Spanish lessons commenced once again after a highly important… Read More