Friday
Apr272018

Learning at Camp  Osita

Coming to Costa Rica, I knew that I was in for a learning experience; I expected to be educated in conservation, in environmental sustainability and on the multitude of species found here.

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Thursday
Apr262018

Goodbyes at Camp  Osita

Another week, and another round of goodbyes at Camp Osita. This week we have lost many much-loved members of our jungle family - volunteers and staff alike - and it is hard to deny the deep feeling of loss experienced when we waved them off at the Collectivo bus stop.

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Tuesday
Apr242018

A Day At The Chocolate  Farm

“Does anybody want to go to the chocolate farm this weekend?”

 

I’ve never heard such a unanimous YES before, but who could really turn down the chance to take part in trying freshly made chocolate?

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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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