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Tanzania – fundi facts and Obama backpacks

Holla ma’ chickens and children, this week me (big momma Lorny M) is doin’ the blog. I will start with Monday, because that’s a very good place to start. We went to the market, to the market, to buy a fatpig. But actually all we bought was occra and kangas. Then we went to satisfy […]

Take a walk on the wild side

Having seen numerous beasts on safari in Africa, weird and wonderful creatures in the Amazon  and the mystic nature of Asia I am yet to see an animal talk.  So imagine my surprise having seen the below video.  I am now on a quest to seek out the magical ALLEN shouting ground hog. This should […]

Good news for our sweaty volunteers

Reported by the BBC this week, a spider that preys on the malaria-carrying mosquito is attracted to the smell of sweaty socks.  According to a study done by scientists at the University of Canterbury and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Kenya, the jumping spider seems to have adapted to the […]

Tanzania Gap #3 – football focus

We are now at the halfway point in the project stage of our Quest odyssey.  We continued to work hard on creating a trench for the water pipes. The pump was put in place and the tank filled with water. Finishing touches of cementing the well and taps led to the conclusion of our labours. […]

Tanzania Gap #3 – football focus

We are now at the halfway point in the project stage of our Quest odyssey.  We continued to work hard on creating a trench for the water pipes. The pump was put in place and the tank filled with water. Finishing touches of cementing the well and taps led to the conclusion of our labours. […]

Bolivia Team 1 – Australia Day & Haciendas

The week finished with Emily´s birthday. We all went out for dinner at Joyride where we enjoyed champagne and a western meal. She received a ´birthday surprise´ which consisted of a flaming shot, a helmet with a candle on top and a t shirt which we all signed. The night didn´t last too long as […]

Bolivia Team 1 – Australia Day & Haciendas

The week finished with Emily´s birthday. We all went out for dinner at Joyride where we enjoyed champagne and a western meal. She received a ´birthday surprise´ which consisted of a flaming shot, a helmet with a candle on top and a t shirt which we all signed. The night didn´t last too long as […]

Tanzania Gap #5 – Chins, Cassava and Fancy Dress

Hello Faithful Readers, It’s me, Big Mama Kari, bringing you the weekly report. This week has been a whirlwind to say the least. Our hearts are a-flutter with “Secret Valentines” and our bodies are getting toned for the coming Expedition. Week Five started with the awesome experience of the homestays. Alix and I stayed with […]

Tanzania Gap #5 – Chins, Cassava and Fancy Dress

Hello Faithful Readers, It’s me, Big Mama Kari, bringing you the weekly report. This week has been a whirlwind to say the least. Our hearts are a-flutter with “Secret Valentines” and our bodies are getting toned for the coming Expedition. Week Five started with the awesome experience of the homestays. Alix and I stayed with […]

A world first in conservation, from Bolivia!

Developing nations are often guilty of putting conservation very low on their list of priorities, with the provision of basic facilities (food, water, shelter) for their population inevitably a more pressing concern. Bolivia seems to be breaking the mold however, and have become the first nation anywhere in the world to pass a law making it […]