Entries in #gapyear (14)

Tuesday
Jan302018

From Tenerife to  Fiji

I went to Tenerife to do whale and dolphin conservation in July of 2017. From the second I landed I had a smile glued to my face, as I knew I was in for a treat but I never really knew how amazing the next three weeks of my life would be.

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Wednesday
Dec062017

2 Weeks in  Tenerife

I  have grown up near the seaside and lived near the sea all my life. Having a full-time  job as a scientist in human genetics, I try to do my best to spend my free time either by sailing trips or by diving.

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Wednesday
Nov222017

Do You Want To Go To A Dolphin  Show?

Before you say ‘Yes!’ and get excited about seeing these marvellous creatures smiling, jumping around and splashing water all over the place, you need to stop for a second and try to think about it from a different perspective. From their perspective.

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Thursday
Nov092017

Meet The Pilot  Whales

The short finned pilot whale, also known to scientists as Globicephala macrorhynchus, is one of the four resident species around Tenerife Island, along with the sperm whale, the bottlenose dolphins and Risso’s dolphins.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

6 Important Tips For The Tenerife  Heat

When working and spending free time in Tenerife it’s very important to be aware of the intense insolation over here. Even on cloudy days or when temperatures aren’t as high as usual, the sun is still very powerful and can cause sunburns or heat strokes if you’re not taking care of yourself.

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Wednesday
Oct042017

From Volunteer to Staff  Member

I first joined Frontier as a volunteer in early October 2016. At the time I was studying Exotic Animal Management and was required to complete 300 hours of work experience in an animal based sector, and I tell you what, the 133 hours I gained from frontier was some of the best life experience I have ever had.

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Thursday
Sep212017

8 Essential Travel  Items

Who doesn’t know this problem: You’ve got lots of stuff that you want to take with you on your next trip, but only limited space in your suitcase. When it comes to deciding what to bring and what to leave at home, the following list of essential items might help you with your decision.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Tenerife Hasn't Seen The Last Of  Me

My expectations of Tenerife were far exceeded when I arrived, there's always something different to see in every direction, from picture perfect mountain peaks, rustic villages, tall rigorous cliffs and of course, the open blue sea that surrounds you!

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Wednesday
Aug302017

Island of  Variety

It's no wonder Tenerife is one of the most popular destinations for European tourists: 350 days of sun and a subtropical climate are the reasons that the largest of the Canary Islands is also called the “Island of Eternal Spring“.

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Thursday
Aug172017

The First Time I Rode The Ocean  Waves

Waves crashing could be heard from a distance as we carried our surfboards across the sandy beach of El Medano. We stopped midway along the beach where the white foam of waves could be seen forming from the horizon

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