Thursday
Aug212014

First eve on camp

We went down to the beach to watch the sun set. This was followed by a turtle patrol over night! It was amazing to see three green turtles making their way up the beach to lay their eggs. Unfortunately there are no pictures as we didnt want to disturb them with our camera lights!

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Thursday
Aug212014

Hello costa rica!

After a few long travel days we have arrived in Costa Rica. Yesterday we very sadly had to say goodbye to all of the guys who were staying for six weeks. It was an emotional morning! After staying a night in Puerto Jimimez we head off to camp this afternoon to get stuck in to some world class conservation!

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Tuesday
Aug192014

Beautiful view

This is the view 100 meters from our hostel. We also got in an old truck to a nearby beach to have a surf. As you can imagine the aftersun has been heavily applied this evening!

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Tuesday
Aug192014

A very colourful affair!

Today we visited the artisan markets of Masaya. 

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Tuesday
Aug192014

A different type of buzz

It was was certainly a buzz having hurled ourselves a kilometer down a volcano on 3 ft of MDF. Granada is a different type of buzz; slow paced, quaint, rustic, but enough coffee shops to quench the thirst of an army of italian poets! It also keeps us wanding around it's tranquil colonial streets from morning 'till night (or from criollo nica to gallo pinto in the local culinary dialect!) 

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Volcano boarding - Yihaa! 

Today we went volcano boarding and it was ALOT steeper than expected! It's a must do for anyone visiting nicaragua!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Bit of an adventure today! 

We've given planes, trains and automobiles a run for it's money but all safe and well in Leon, Nicaragua!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

On the road again! 

Next stop Tegucigalpa!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Getting crafty! 

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Doing the mexican wave, Honduran style!

 

 

 

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Tuesday
Aug122014

The last day of teaching! 

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Tuesday
Aug122014

cooling off in a tropical town

The guys found a great little swimming pool to spend the afternoon in. It was the perfect way to cool off after a days teaching in a tropical town! We were reminded of this further when a tropical storm lit up the sky and flooded the streets this evening!

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Let's go cinema! 

Another beautiful sunset over La Cieba and a rainbow over the Hombre de Dios mountains in the afternoon! Teaching going well and a trip to the cinema this evening for some home comforts!

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Monday
Aug112014

Volunteer Blog: Megan Lloyd

Our 5th week we have spend in La Ceiba, Honduras. A few of us started the week white water rafting in the beautiful rivers on the outskirts of the city. We enjoyed a lovely lunch with stunning views looking out over an infinity pool - not quite what we expected in the jungle!

The next day we eagerly awaited our pickup from Rafael, the primary school coordinator, who took us to our homestay families. All of us were apprehensive at the start having little Spanish up our sleeve, but our Honduran families were over the moon to welcome us into their home with warmth and over the weekend we enjoyed some delicious Honduran home-cooking.

The teaching in the school has been a great experience for all of us. We have had great support from Rafael and the teachers throughout. Getting stuck in with the day to day timetable despite the heat has been a challenge but thoroughly rewarding knowing the children have enjoyed themselves.

As the week draws to a close we look forward to our final day teaching and sadly saying our goodbyes to the school and our home stay families. Next stop Nicaragua :-)

By Megan Lloyd, Trail Volunteer

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Staff blog: Tropical Paradise

As we sit between the palm trees on the tropical island of Utila it's amazing to think how much we have experienced since meeting in Mexico City 3 weeks ago. From the heights of the Pacaya Volcano to the depths of the Caribbean Sea, the trail has been everywhere!

The pace has been rampant but as we enter Honduras it's time to slow things down and soak up the humidity of the Caribbean coast over a cool rum and coke. In Utila the sun is beaming down over crystal clear waters and the reggae distantly booming from the waterside bars compliments the mood. While some of the group are getting their diving qualifications others are spending the mornings snorkelling and afternoons passing the heat of the day in wooden shack coffee houses. It really is a tropical paradise!

By Gareth, Trail Leader

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Volunteer blog: Annabel Plumeridge 

We arrived in Copan after a long border crossing and boy were we glad to be there! That evening we headed into the colonial town and ate some of the best chimichangas we have ever had on our adventure. How yummy!

The next day Alex turned 21. We all had a really fun day going zip lining and celebrating Alex officially entering adulthood. After this we travelled to La Ceiba where despite experiencing some amazing Central American food along the way, some of the group succumbed to a sneaky KFC! Despite the long journeys the prospects of diving into the Caribbean Sea kept us going strong!

The island of Utila is a beautiful Caribbean paradise and the 3 days we have spent here so far have been full of diving and snorkelling on the reefs as well as chillaxing Caribbean style in treetop bars. Everyone has loved Utila, it's just a shame we can't stay forever!

Peace and love from the Caribbean!

By Annabel Plumeridge, Trail Volunteer

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Tuesday
Aug052014

getting a true Honduran experience!

An exhausting first day of teaching but great fun! Everyone's loving staying with local families too!

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Tuesday
Aug052014

A cozy night to say goodbye

Our second farewell of the weekend (1st being Utila Island) as Mel heads home tomorrow. Everyone is sad to see her go and Mel has been a fantastic member of the team!

Eating alot of chicken and relaxing in the hostel with a film this evening before we go to our homestay families tomorrow!

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Tuesday
Aug052014

the trail must go on!

It was sad to say farewell to Utila. I think it's safe to say the island was thoroughly enjoyed by all! However, the trail must go on! We now move our focus to La Cieba for the teaching placement!

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Tuesday
Aug052014

Beautiful sunset

Last night we watched the sunset from a waterfront bar, the photos do not do it justice!

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