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Midlife (crisis?) in the jungle

Midlife (crisis?) in the jungle

So, I’ve saved enough to cover my bills and mortgage then saved enough for my airfare and project costs, then I leave behind my partner, job and home and now I’m waist deep in swamp water, mosquitoes buzzing round me. I’m really glad I came....

Insights of a “Jalova-month”

Insights of a “Jalova-month”

Yesterday I did a ‘jagwalk’ – this survey is a 15 mile walk on the beach (in crocs on soft sand) in the sun with temperatures of above 30°C – needless to say I take a great deal of pride in having completed it, not only because it was a great...

The wacky wildlife of the Jalova Base

The wacky wildlife of the Jalova Base

While living at Jalova, you witness an abundance of wildlife both big and small. Not all of this wildlife, however, is found on the daily forest and bird boat surveys. In fact, some of my best wildlife stories happened while hanging out on base. To begin with, there...

Dreaming about Jalova’s survey diversity

Dreaming about Jalova’s survey diversity

Its dark as I lay in my bunk. Morning hasn’t broken. The birds have yet to sing. I close my eyes thinking of yesterday’s surveys. Colours burst across my mind’s eye. I see pink and yellow eyelash palm pit vipers, collared aracaris, summer tanagers, red eyed tree...

The Homo Sapiens of Jalova

The Homo Sapiens of Jalova

The Jalova base camp is located in one of the Earth’s biodiversity hotspots. I can step out of my dorm to be greeted by any number of fascinating species, and always present is the camp’s resident cockerels – the colorful and charismatic Aztec kings (montezuma...

Surprises as a daily routine in Jalova.

After three months in Jalova, it starts feeling like home. You’ve adopted some ‘jungle routines’ and become less suspecting when capuchins drops fruits on the roofing of the dining room. More often than not however, the next day will have surprises lurking around the...

The Real Way to Experience Thailand

The Real Way to Experience Thailand

Living in Baan Nam Khem opens your eyes to a whole different side of Thailand. A stark contrast to the fast paced larger cities, this humble village is rich in both culture and history. When walking down the streets of the village you will always feel welcomed by the...

Our first week at the Health Care project in Thailand

Our first week at the Health Care project in Thailand

Arriving to Ban Nam Khem was a step into a whole new world. After much anticipation for months, I was so excited to go feet first into the worlds of these people and work to make a difference. Beginning, we got to meet all of the volunteers we worked alongside with...

The Beautiful Island of Koh Kho Khao

This week was not as eventful as last week because of the wonderful ceremony we were able to attend and release 68 of the turtles that we help clean and care for at the Navy Base. But, we did have a great time on the bird walk on Ko Kho Khao island. We saw many birds...

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