Hello Again! I told you the time flies out here; it’s been almost 1 month since my last entry! Bad bad Christelle! I got my visa extension without any problem and I even got an extra 10 days. I can now stay in Botswana until the 10th of January which is cool because I can… Read More

Hello! I started working at the school this week. What an African eye-opener! Things move so slowly here- nothing goes fast, except time; the days seem to fly away… And nothing ever, ever goes according to plan. The 1st time I went to school to start the computer, it went down after 10 minutes. The… Read More

I believe that at the time of my last installment we were set to depart for our evening of election-related celebrations in Tena. A very bizarre experience indeed. By the time we arrived, the fiesta was already well under way… all the town was gathered in the spectator stands of the sizable basketball court in… Read More

Where to begin? It’s been another week of sweaty tribal hecticness, fiestas and muchos bonding with our honorary indigenous extended family! Work this week has entailed yet more leaf collecting, which is far from the megre activity that it sounds, as it involves splitting and hauling tarantula-ridden palm leaves, which are equal to myself in… Read More

Wednesday October 5th, after 22 hours, some little ‘detours’ by London and Jo’burg I finally arrived in sunny Botswana. Oh, and by some miracle, my bags arrived at the same time as me! After a short drive (1.5 hours! Everything is relative isn’t it?), I arrived at the safari camp, Meno a Kwena, my home… Read More

The place we’re staying in for the next two weeks (Chichico Rumi) is possibly the coolest place imaginable. The Rainforest is picture postcard beautiful and we’re still half expecting to bump into David Attenborough or Michael Palin and their accompanying film crew at some point! We’ve been temporarily adopted by the most welcoming indigenous family… Read More

Jambo Leapers! Here’s your chance to tell us all about your African adventures so far. From the bush to the bar, we want to hear your stories! Safari Salama! The Leap team.… Read More

Well, after potentially the worst flight either of us has ever has ever taken (eleven long hours of no drinks, no peanuts and the same rubbish film repeated three times for our viewing pleasure…) Alice and I arrived safely (if slightly frazzled) in Quito. But it’s all been worth it! First impressions are of how… Read More

Way back when, two Ecuador Leapers wrote a blog of their travels for gapyear.com. Check it out by clicking here. Meet Alice and Jess, two intrepid lasses heading off to volunteer in exotic Ecuador for the next few months… This cheese-loving duo will be taking part in a combination placement with The Leap which includes… Read More