Monthly Archives: September 2011

African Adventures: Part 4 – Serengeti National Park and Home

The final instalment of my trip began with us leaving the crater and heading to the Serengeti.  Before leaving the area we stopped at the Oldupai Gorge, made famous for its archaeological discoveries of various hominid species from 130mya.  We … Continue reading

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African Adventures: Part 3 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The next part of the adventure began on our travels to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.  A vast array of habitats in one area, with lush and forest covered crater rim with a savannah and grassland area on the crater … Continue reading

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African Adventures: Part 2 – Arusha, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks

Our first stop was Arusha National Park with its humid and wet climate with lush green vegetation all around.  We set up camp speedily and desperate to start our experience we went by foot along the Ngurodoto trail to a … Continue reading

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African Adventures: Part 1 – Introducing Tanzania and CAWM

My MMU conservation degree involved a compulsory field trip, which I later found out was to Tanzania in Africa.  Despite the pricey reputation I leapt at the opportunity, knowing that I would unlikely get one like this again and that … Continue reading

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Dublin and back for a Tenner

Having heard only good things about Dublin, my friend and I decided to go on a short getaway to explore the vibrant capital of Ireland.  Swept up by the bargain Ryan Air flights for only £10 we perhaps were a … Continue reading

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Volunteering at Colchester Zoo

When I left university I knew I wanted to get straight into working with animals in conservation and exploring all the different options available out there.  So while I worked part time at Superdrug saving for my travels around the … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding

I’d never given much thought to the Royal Family, before their presence never really seemed to make itself particularly obvious to me.  I wasn’t born for Diana and Charles, and was too young to understand the significance of her death … Continue reading

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Easter in the Peak District

For our annual Easter walking holiday (known as Polo’s holiday, my black lab) we went to the Peak District, more specifically Longnor in Buxton.  We stayed in a fantastic converted farm house with the most wonderful 360o panoramic views of … Continue reading

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