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Tanzania Gap Team #1 – puppies, termites, and bucket showers

Resisting the urge to only talk about the puppies that were born this morning (6 of them, 6 of us-Fate?) and the ridiculously cute baby we’ve just met, our first week has been the cliched adventure a gap year is supposed to be. So far we have endured earthquakes, lightning, sunburn, a questionable landrover, termite […]

I want to be in Brazil

Its Monday morning the weather is disgusting and I have a cold.  So then what better way to kick start the week then a little Brazilian flavor. So here is something to make your morning a little bit happier, a bit sunnier and a little bit more interesting.  Yes there is life on the other […]

Bolivia Team 1 settle into Sucre life

The first Bolivia GAP Team of 2011 arrived in Sucre yesterday morning after a mammoth journey from London by plane and bus. All the team are in good spirits and their first Spanish lessons are already in full swing. This week will see them studying hard, getting to know each other and their Spanish teachers […]

Bolivia Team 1 settle into Sucre life

The first Bolivia GAP Team of 2011 arrived in Sucre yesterday morning after a mammoth journey from London by plane and bus. All the team are in good spirits and their first Spanish lessons are already in full swing. This week will see them studying hard, getting to know each other and their Spanish teachers […]

Pisco – pride of Chile, or Peru??

So I was innocently crossing the border from Chile into Peru yesterday. Quite impressive was the brand new xray machine on the Peruvian side for our baggage, a big step up from the disinterested sniffer dog which they used to drag past the bus. With nothing to hide though I happily put my gear through […]

Tanzania Gap #2 – 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 […]

First Update from Bolivia Team 1

After a tiresome journey, involving Jess nearly being left behind at Heathrow due to a ticketing mix up, we arrived in La Paz where we met up with Gen, who had flown from Australia, and Emily, our team leader. To everyone´s dismay, we learnt that a 12 hour bus ride to Sucre was on the […]

First Update from Bolivia Team 1

After a tiresome journey, involving Jess nearly being left behind at Heathrow due to a ticketing mix up, we arrived in La Paz where we met up with Gen, who had flown from Australia, and Emily, our team leader. To everyone´s dismay, we learnt that a 12 hour bus ride to Sucre was on the […]

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 […]