Hi Michaela, Second week’s blog here. It starts with a familiar sounding joke: what do you get when you cross a group of nine enthused young volunteers with a market stall selling zany scrunchies at 2000 riel a pop? Not, as you might anticipate, the central concept for a hit 80s sitcom with a cult… Read More


Mambo everyone! We’re near the end of what have been our two most knackering weeks in Tanzania yet! After arriving in Dar on Sunday night we set out on Monday to go to our placement for the next week and a half, the Tegeta A school, which has 1300 children to teach and only 5… Read More


The Killing Fields and Mondulkuri Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, after a very long and bumpy 6 hour journey from Siem Reap, we checked into our Mad Monkey Hostel, however there was no madness that evening as everyone was shattered and ready for sleep in the beautifully air conditioned rooms! For the next day we… Read More


  T.I.A One week in and we are now settling into the African ways of life. Freezing cold showers: 8, car breakdowns: 2, dormitory buildings in process: 1, Screams ( resulting from bugs, lizards, cold showers… main culprit is miss Katie and lucia…too many to count). After Izzi and Charlie missed their flight we all… Read More


Hello all, What a week I have had, it has been all go, go, go! Excitement grew as we left Nelspruit airport, (complete with a thatched roof!) to set off for Kwa Madwala home for the next ten weeks! A few minutes into the reserve we saw a herd of impala and to everyone’s excitement… Read More


Our first week in Ecuador has been an incredible one. After a late night arrival in Quito I met Fenner, the team leader. He immediately stood out as being extremely charismatic, and as he says, ¨overbearingly optimistic¨. Meeting my Team That same night I met Dylan, a fellow leaper who had been travelling in Ecuador… Read More


Greetings readers and fellow leapers! I am the new blogger for the Ecuador September team. My name is Seamus and I live in the Caribbean island of Barbados. I grew up in Barbados for most of my life and have had little travel experience. I graduated a couple months ago from the International Baccalaureate diploma… Read More


Hola! I’m Emma, I’ve finished my A-levels and just started my gap yah! I’ve already visited the religious community of Taize, France and been on a summer school with BIMM, the university I want to go to in 2014. So far I’ve met some really great people, and I’m really looking forward to meeting some… Read More