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My Trip to Africa

In 2013 I did two amazing things: One was travelling to Portugal by myself, staying with a lovely Portuguese family and making friends along the way, and the other was travelling Africa for 3-weeks as part of the expedition and residential elements of my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. For both of these I lived out […]

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When I was in Africa, I saw…

I’m sure you would all rather be reading about Portugal right now but I have so many Africa stories to tell and a ridiculous amount of animal photos to share (I’ll only share the best!)! Before we begin: We went through several reserves and in every reserve there were signs like this, unsurprisingly. My favourite […]

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Back to reality!

I survived three weeks sleeping in a tent in Africa and now I’m back in sunny ol’ England. What an experience! Here are some of the things I got up to: Visited three countries (South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique) in three weeks Saw four of the ‘big five’ in the wild (lion, buffalo, elephant, and […]

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Ready, steady, go!

So last night I had done the majority of my packing but Jon was taking a very chilled out approach to his: He told me that it was going to magically pack itself at some point. Hmm… Ok so everything has been split up and placed into dry bags. Blue is for clothes, dark orange […]

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‘When I go to Africa, I’m going to bring…’

Two weeks ago I went on a four-day practice expedition around Calais, France. This time I’m doing the ‘real thing’ and going on a three-week venture around South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. I’ve never done anything like this before in my life and I’ve never lived out of a rucksack for so long. We’re going […]

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