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


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


We started our penultimate week in South Africa with a long game drive on Monday morning where we saw a impala that had been trapped in a snare, in that area we then saw a lot of snares that had not yet caught anything so we informed the rangers who came along to remove them… Read More


This week was to be spent in Kosi Bay, a short ten hour minibus journey away, we left bush house at the sociable hour of 5am and we were on our way, with stops for food, the journey became more like eleven hours and could have been close to twelve, but be arrived safe and… Read More


Hello from Venezuela! We are still having a lovely time and enjoying the tropical weather! On Monday we moved to the inland town of  Caripe. The mountainous region is famed for it´s Guccucaro Cave (no idea how it´s spelt!), and it´s coffee. It´s rained hard here today but it has given us all the opportunity… Read More


Having undergone a gruelling 12 hour car journey, I’m happy to say that we’ve arrived safely in Daar es Salaam! (With the exception of our kilj teammates, who still have their descent ahead of them). We spent a large part of our last week in Arusha at a Masai village, where we got to experience… Read More


Hello again everyone, this is the blog for week three in Ecuador and time is flying by – we can’t believe that we’re already half way through! This week started in Mindo where we were to  be spending our Monday doing a range of activities including zip lining  through the canopy and tubing down the… Read More