I’m currently writing this sitting in a cafe eating a croissant and having a coffee, feeling very European. Looking outside however, seeing the bright yellow tuc tucs zip around and the various stalls selling ‘maki maki’ t-shirts remind you that you’re in Madagascar. The past week has been great, with the lovely Alex arriving, more… Read More


July 7 We arrived in Agato on Friday and chilled with our host families. We were promptly split into our respective homes – 2 per house. I am rooming with Naomi en la casa de Roselena y Juan (in Roselena and Juan’s house). We have 6 “siblings:” 2 are living with their wives out of… Read More


Hola We have now spent our first two weeks in Havana and about the spend the next two in Playa Girón – where there is no wifi, so I will next update you from Trinidad in 2 weeks. This week we have continued with our Spanish and dance lessons. We took a tour around Havana… Read More


I’ve come to realise that South Africa is a country of contrasts, high mountains against endless seas, wild elephants next to humble mice and of course the class divide.   This week we visited a local orphanage in Malane, just a twenty minute drive from the game reserve. We arrived to be confronted with what… Read More


Hey guys! A week ago I touched down in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and what a week it has been. I was greeted by both a wall of heat and humidity, and the lovely Cambodian Leap team, and taken to a hostel not too far from the town centre. Soon enough, all the Leapers were getting… Read More


What an amazing week it’s been (I can’t believe it’s been a week already). The travelling was long but we made the most of the little luxuries, for example Heidi, Pete and I had gin and tonics and wine on the plane to ‘help us sleep.’ I can’t say this worked that well, but it… Read More


From aardvarks to herds of 66 springbok, cold showers to Fred’s cooking, the first week at Oana has been a blast. Our mission for the three weeks is to try to capture the enigmatic leopard: so far we have set up 14 camera traps, James has butchered a donkey (its halves affectionately known as Denis… Read More


My arrival in Tanzania was not a pleasant one with me being very sick after the plane journey and then queuing for hours to get our visas. Nevertheless after the initial down things started taking a turn for the good when we met Jimmy and Mbassa at the airport. They took us to our new… Read More


Hola!   Having spent our first week in Havana it’s about time for a quick update!  Now 5 out of the 6 of the complete Leap team are in Havana. I arrived in Havana on Sunday having met up with another Leaper (Lizzie) – and then travelling from the airport to the hostel in a… Read More


Today was normal – if you consider being 15 meters away from a heard of elephants drinking out of the lodges pool an everyday sight? Anyway, back to the beginning miles away in Heathrow airport where for the first time me and my fellow travellers, Tom, Ellie, Sophie and Emily met. Coming from entirely separate… Read More