Hi all! I’m currently writing from the hostel in Puno. We’ve come back here after 3 days on the Karina project to do laundry and run errands. This past week, we arrived in Puno on Monday. Then on Tuesday, we did some tourist stuff, visiting the Uros Islands and Taquile, which is a peninsula. The… Read More


It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been in Peru for a week. It feels like only yesterday that we were jet-laggedly meeting at the hostel in Arequipa for the first time. We’ve done a lot of exploring of the area around the square, and eaten lots of yummy food. The trout I had at… Read More


Today is Saturday, this week has gone so quick it’s insane. I don’t even know where to begin! We’ve really started to settle in now and everyone is forming really close friendships which is amazing because it’s been such a short amount of time.  I’m currently doing teaching which is so incredible and rewarding. We… Read More


After spending a few days in Kuching we’ve been able to explore further. To start of our few days we visited the cultural village of Mentu in Sarawak. Luckily the sun was shining for us so we were able to walk around at our leisure. We were introduced to several tribes and sub tribes, the… Read More


Madagascar, the fourth biggest Island in the world, the only country with an endemic Lemur population and home to 5% of all the worlds flora and fauna and is therefore a place rich in biodiversity – it is here I will be spending the next 10 weeks. Strangely enough however, none of these are the… Read More


Hey there, I’m Ellie; a 22-year-old music lover from North Yorkshire, I like to think I’m a people person and a team player! Studying at University while working part-time has given me the confidence to get stuck into challenges that I am faced with. I have saved since being a student, which as you may… Read More


Words can’t describe this magical place. It’s like no other place I’ve ever been to: the never ending sound of the jungle; the incredible wildlife that we’ve been constantly surrounded by; the immensely tall trees and the beautiful River Napo running right past where we’ve been staying – The Gaia Amazon Eco Lodge. We began… Read More