Sorry it’s been a little while, I wanted to make sure all the travellers were back safe and sound before updating you all! So seeing this should reassure you that all leapers are back on camp with some crazy mainland stories to tell and very much ready to enjoy our final week together. Since we… Read More


Today Holly and I said our final goodbyes to turtle cove and all of the amazing volunteers on Nosy Komba. The past 10 weeks have gone by in a blink of an eye! I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am to have had this experience especially getting to share it with a… Read More


Can’t believe that we will be back home soon. We’re all really excited to be going back home, although in some respects I don’t understand why as we’re going to freeze. So if anyone reading this is picking up one of our troublesome lot please make sure your car is nice and toasty for us… Read More


  After arriving in the late afternoon on Monday from our weekend of island hopping, The Leapers were ready get back to work. But no before we celebrated Pepe´s birthday party! Pepe works at the hacienda and has been helping and directing us for the past week. We signed an ´I love boobies!´ shirt (blue-footed… Read More


BLOG 6 A slightly delayed blog entry – written mid flight from Madrid to Heathrow. With a total of 16 hours flying time + 9 hours in lay overs, it is safe to say I’m totally exhausted! From San Jose to Madrid, not a minute of shut eye was managed, leaving me rather drained –… Read More


I’m writing this exhilarating Costa Rican blog entry whilst perched on top of an aged, wooden vantage point, raised above rows and rows of invaluable turtle nests. It’s 2am, and Sophia and I are Turtle babysitting. This consists of keeping check on the turtle nests – ensuring the nests behave themselves and do not become… 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


This week was the perfect one to end my travels on a high! Sunday evening we went to the beautiful Anniversary Dam and had a bush braai. Pork chops and sausages were perfectly cooked by Barney whilst the sun was setting. It was a fun evening sat by the dam on picnic rugs, but we… Read More


  Dear home, An absolutely cracking week has just been and gone. Firstly our trip to Moholoholo rehabilitation centre and the Cheetah Project were great fun, not only was this a day out but also very educational. We learnt about the breeding of the cheetahs and the process each cub goes through in order to… Read More


The work in the Hacienda this week has been far more chilled than our strong effort the week before. After 5 weeks of immersing ourselves in agricultural tasks it is safe to say that we have all become fairly pro at weeding, wielding machetes, planting shrubberies and picking coffee/bananas. Skills that we can’t wait to… Read More