Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Early May bank holiday was a scorcher! And what better way to spend it when living by the coast than on a boat! I'm lucky enough to be part of a university that has connections with a wildlife tour boat company called AK Wildlife Cruises. Captain Keith is an incredibly knowledgable man who knows exactly …

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Kenya Believe It?!

It has been nearly two weeks since I returned from Kenya, a two week Science and Policy field trip as part of my masters degree at the University of Exeter. "Kenya believe it?!" pretty much sums up my emotions on every single day of the trip, overwhelmed by the animals we had seen, the landscapes …

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Am I Getting Closer to Mastering Life?

I have been back in the UK for nearly two months now. Leaving Thailand was tough, English rain every day, no elephants and less independence were things I slowly learnt to deal with when I became a graduate living with her parents again! I'm keeping busy with a waitressing/housekeeping job in a local seaside village, …

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Fish, Fish and More Fish

As the biodiversity intern at GVI Chiang Mai, I have a biodiversity related project. I still see the elephants practically every day, but I also have to do something else. And that something else is go fishing. Every Tuesday I grab my net (homemade by my homestay), pull on my wellies and head down to …

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Life in a Karen Village

I always wondered, how different can it really be? We’re all human after all, with the same wants and needs. Adjusting to life in Huay Pakoot hasn’t been nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I expected a couple of “what have I done?!” moments but I haven’t had one yet (other than …

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My First Hike

I’ve learnt a new meaning to the phrase “being thrown in at the deep end.” Hikes leave at 7:30, so you have to get up early every day in order to go. Breakfast is brought to base and usually (always) consists of rice. After eating and filling up my water bottles we set off on my …

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