Manuel Antonio National Park

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Now it’s my turn to complain about the cold weather! OK, perhaps it’s not as cold as Freiburg at the moment, but it’s colder than I expected it to be in Greece. So to bring back a few warm (or perhaps I should say hot and humid) memories, I’ve decided to write about Costa Rica […]

The Giraffe Centre

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After seeing all of the little elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, we were excited to see more of the amazing animals of Kenya at our next destination – the Giraffe Centre. I hesitate to use the word wildlife here, because the animals we saw that day are most certainly not in the wild. They […]

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Before the ESTC 2013 started, participants who had arrived in Nairobi early had the chance to explore the city and its surroundings. On my second day in the Kenyan capital, I decided to head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to pay a visit to the elephant orphans. The Trust was set up in 1977 […]

(Not particularly wild) wildlife….

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I’ve mentioned the frequent visits we get in our tent from the animal kingdom – lots of bugs but mainly lizards. They are such funny little things! For example, this little guy likes to pop his head in from time to time to see what’s happening: What they usually do is hunt bugs (which i’m […]

Arriving in Costa Rica

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The weeks of waiting impatiently for my trip to Costa Rica had finally come to an end. I was really excited about the prospect of learning by doing after hearing so much about the country at the ESTC back in September 2011. After a long flight over I was glad to get some rest in […]