The Mahe and Curieuse Blog
Like most days, we started our morning with a delicious breakfast which always give us enough strength for whatever may come…at least till lunchtime. Our Trustworthy boat, called Dexter took us to Praslin, the Island on which the Vallée De Mai National park has its...
After arriving at 7am in the morning at the 4th of March, I was really tired from the night flight and I got into my new bed for the first time for the next 4 weeks. After a short power nap the other ‘Newbies’ arrived and I met them on the base. So the week started...
The camp wakes to scenes of destruction. The BBQ lies on the floor and all the logs used for seating have been brushed aside, with noticeable ease. We briefly ponder the identity of the culprit but soon get distracted by breakfast; everyone rushes to be at the front...
This week, a new group of volunteers arrived on Curieuse Island. The old group left and a new group of nine will have the opportunity to enjoy camp life and field study on Curieuse Island for the next 4 weeks, or even longer. But what does camp life on Curieuse Island...
Welcome to Julias Blog for GVI, I’m in my third week of this fantastic project on Curieuse Island on Seychelles, and have already made heaps of new friends and experienced awesome lemon sharks, hawksbill turtles and giant tortoises encounters, plus I’m enjoy living...
My GVI Experience began with revisiting a childhood nightmare – seasickness – but rapidly picked up from there. The variety of ongoing projects and diversity of Curieuse made for an interesting first weekend of introductory sessions and presentations, while hiking to...
My first day on Curieuse began like any other waking up dragging myself from my bed only to realise today was the day, today I would finally reach my destination after what seemed like an age of travelling. Making my way down to the meeting point with what seemed like...
When I was looking for something to do with my summer last September, I pretty much had two goals in mind – I wanted to do something that made a difference, and that was unique. I didn’t want to travel around Thailand or work at Camp America because I had friends that...
The sun hasn’t even come up yet, but there is already a chorus of alarms breaking the morning silence, waking sleepy headed and tired eyed volunteers for their dawn survey. They put on swimmers, boardshorts, bikinis and wetsuit booties; they know they’re going to get...
I am now in the 7th week of my 8 week GVI experience, and I am well on my way to completing my very own environmental conservation project. I have chosen to research the sex ratio and size distribution of the Giant Mangrove Crab, Cardisoma carnifex, within the Baie...
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