Friday
Apr202018

The  Collectivo

This old, battered truck is the only form of public transport through the jungle for the inhabitants of Carate and the volunteers of Frontier; and for many stepping off the plane in Puerto Jimenez - the first taste of what life will be in the jungle.

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Friday
Apr202018

A Recycling Revolution 

In a small, unassuming scrapyard in the centre of Puerto Jimenez, six directors and a group of volunteers are working tirelessly to transform the community.

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Packing for Costa Rica 

Whether you’re a well-seasoned traveller or setting off on your first solo trip, you may be wondering if you’ve packed everything you will need on your Costa Rican adventure. Will you really need a sleeping bag? What about snacks? Can you leave those extra pair of socks behind?

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Surveys At Camp  Osita

I have always loved wildlife and wanted to be involved in conservation. I came to Costa Rica for this reason, but with little idea about how the surveys would work here! After three weeks, I’m settled in at camp and completing surveys everyday – so here is a breakdown of what to expect if you decide to join Frontier in Costa Rica.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

'What A Way To Spend My Gap  Year'

When I arrived at Camp Osita I didn’t know what to expect, however I found another set of friends (some for life) and another family.

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Tuesday
Mar202018

The Week of the Seventeen Surveys? Challenge  Accepted

There comes a point, when things aren’t working out, that the only way to interrupt your current way of thinking is to do something completely different.

For me, that something was Costa Rica.

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Wednesday
Mar072018

Costa Rica - Expectations vs.  Reality

My last week at Camp Osita is about to reach its end and I can’t believe I’m about to return to a world where howler monkeys won’t wake me up at 5AM every morning. It has made me think of the expectations I had prior to coming here and what it has actually been like.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Life in the  Jungle

Life on Camp Osita is never boring. From the array of surveys, debates, workshops and presentations to exploratory walks, amusing card games, imaginative cooking and beach volley; there’s always something to everyone’s liking.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Melissa's  Memories

I put my name down for turtles today so my alarm went off at 4:30am. Looking down Leona beach, the moon was low in the sky, so it was really big, and shone really bright. Turning round and looking down Carate beach, the sun was rising slowly setting up the day.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

7 Things I Learnt in 7 Days at Camp  Osita

It was a jam packed week, that's for sure. Settling in, meeting people and learning some much needed jungle tit-bits. These are 7 of the things I learnt in 7 days at camp Osita.

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