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Home, Sweet Home

A little over two months and 20 lbs later (yes, out of Africa with too much food and alcohol around…I’ve started rock climbing and doing hot yoga to ahem, slim down), I’m preparing to move to London for a Master’s … Continue reading

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Screams in the night and continuing the Full Moon tradition

Screams in the night and continuing the Full Moon tradition Awoken in the middle of the night by screams, I quickly sit up heart palpitating and hairs on end. What the hell was that??? Camped out beneath some trays for … Continue reading

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Following monkeys!

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“Spaghetti City”

Although not as exciting as following monkeys, John and I have been conducting vegetation transects and quadrats. This does have certain perks though, including the following: Freedom of pace; Exploring the mountains and forests; Ample time for breaks in scenic … Continue reading

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In the trees with monkeys…

Straddling a wide branch and passing up trays to a student for his bushbaby project, we could hear and see trees bending and swaying under the weight of what we presumed to be Samangos. We were right! Out popped “Nelson” … Continue reading

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Playing in the mountains and a moonlit walk up Lajuma

As Hai, one of my climbing partners, would say, “You gotta trust your feet!”–something I’m definitely learning to do while bushwhacking through the bush. My work for the PhD student, Ben, has been centered around vegetation transects so John (the 20 … 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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