Monday
Oct102016

5 Things I was Unnecessarily Worried About Before Arriving To The Camp 

Our new Field Communications Officer has been settling into camp life and reflects on what she was initially worried about before arriving there

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Tuesday
Sep272016

The Look Out Inn - An Interview with Owner Terry

Part two of Cecilia's (our Media & Journalism Intern) interviews with the people who run our favourite local hangouts. Time to find out about Wifi and Scarlett Mccaw haven - The Look Out Inn!

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Tuesday
Sep272016

Laguna Vista - An Interview With Manager Nick 

Media & Journalism Intern Cecilia decided to interview the people who run some of our favourite local hang outs in the jungle. First stop - Laguna Vista!

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Monday
Sep192016

Yoga, Big Cats and Camp Food 

This week, in true pura vida fashion, we started the week off with a zen yoga session in the middle of the jungle. I loved Pilates during my time at university, and swapping the sweaty gym hall for the rainforest was wonderful. We ate watermelon after the hour long session and felt wonderfully refreshed. 

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Monday
Sep052016

Jungle Life At New Camp

After last weeks move to the new camp deeper in the jungle, I expected this week to be bitten hideously by anything from a thousand mosquitos to a rogue howler monkey. However, we all seemed to have settled in nicely. Discussions of pathways to be built and the possibility of 'jungle jenga' keep us busy during the long hot days.

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Tuesday
Aug302016

The Last Week On Camp 

"Nothing feels greater than diving between waves and munching on fresh papaya and bananas under the hot sun. We felt incredibly lucky that on our journey in the sea, we saw a beautiful whale with her baby, sliding in and out of the blue waters..."

Media & Journalism Intern Cecilia reflects on the last week on the Costa Rican camp

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Monday
Aug222016

Everyone Sweats

Today was hot. I’m not talking about small beads of sweat along your temples hot, I’m talking about looking like you’ve dunked your head in a bucket of water hot. It was obvious the moment I woke up this morning for my pre-survey coffee that today was going to be scorching. At the moment, the rainy season is underway so our days have been relatively cool compared to the dry season.

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Tuesday
Aug162016

First Week in Costa Rica

Having been to Costa Rica before, the mixture of anxiety and excitement I felt while boarding the (tiny) plane to Puerto Jimenez was strange. I knew what to expect –a hot, humid climate, wonderfully friendly locals, cold showers (to combat the humidity) –yet this time was different.

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Tuesday
Aug092016

Beach Clean 

"There are multiple times in a day when I get to feel like I am the only person within a hundred mile radius. This of course is not the case, but in an environment where the primary forests tower over you and the sand on the beach is fresh without a trace of foot-prints, it can seem like you are back in time on a secret island..."

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Wednesday
Aug032016

Jungle Connection

This gem of a quote is written on a wooden post on one of my favorite trails we survey in Costa Rica - “You will find no wifi here in the forest, but we promise you a better connection.” Here at camp, we have the opportunity to stray from social media and instead become social.

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