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Catching frogs by moonlight, Thanksgiving, sleeping beneath the stars, abseiling and falling out of a tree

Barefoot in a marsh, the moon practically full, head cocked for chirps and looking around slowly for any hint of movement–frog hunting in Africa. Surprisingly no mosquito bites and home with three frogs and a water scorpion (all released to … Continue reading

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Beccy’s Last week.

Mist covered the mountain as we descended to Makhado: Beccy’s last drive down the red roads and we sat teary-eyed and sniffling in the back seat. Asking Ben to play something happy, his ipod on shuffle mode chose the appropriate … Continue reading

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Red Soil, Mountains and Thorns

After a tiresome 46 hour journey spanning 3 continents, 3 planes, some busses and car rides, I arrived at Lajuma Research Centre. Everything here is so novel: The soil is red, monkeys don’t seem to mind you as they saunter … Continue reading

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South Africa or Bust!

I feel naked without my phone–I keep reaching into my pocket to check the time or look for texts.  The weight of wearing a watch feels awkward and bulky. My mom broke down when I hugged her goodbye at Seatac … Continue reading

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My last day in Seattle…and the start of a new adventure!

It is officially my last day in Seattle until 2011. My flight for South Africa leaves tomorrow at 12:42 PM and I will arrive at Lajuma some time Monday night after about 40 hours of travel: Seattle to Denver to … Continue reading

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