Diving, Disaster and not doing Rotation 3: Jungle Trek

On my first three day break away from being an orangutan mother, I stole away for a slice of island life and a chance to take a day’s taster course in scuba diving. Discovery Scuba is an opportunity to see how comfortable you feel diving before committing to a full PADI qualification. After a five … More Diving, Disaster and not doing Rotation 3: Jungle Trek

Rotation 2: Clinic

Rotation two! This means I am in with the babies!!!! Beautiful little balls of fur, cuddles, playtime and their little eyes looking up at me from those milk bottle feeds…. yeah right. In reality it was no cuddles (apart from carrying them to and from the play zone) for the same reason as the outdoor … More Rotation 2: Clinic

Rotation 1: Husbandry

Week one; hands on with the orangutans, was a very exciting time. We had been cooped up in our guesthouse under “quarantine” for seven days and we’re starting to go stir crazy. Although we had gone into Sandakan to buy some groceries and wellies that we will need for work, as well as tour the … More Rotation 1: Husbandry

First Day Jitters

And suddenly it’s real. Lush greenery everywhere (Including the palm oil forestation surrounding me whilst landing which was not such a welcome sight). I had landed in Borneo. After 18 months of waiting, I was here. This bucket list item was about to be ticked off. And I was petrified. I hadn’t given it much … More First Day Jitters

Craving Routine

I don’t want to have regrets but I can’t stop thinking about how I didn’t go to Lopburi. My bucket list item, Lopburi. My listed in ‘Thailand, Regrets and Returning’, Lopburi. It seems that after nearly six months, my lethargy and apathy towards exploration has well and truly struck me and even bucket list items … More Craving Routine

Laosy Luck

My time in Laos was fleeting and a mixed bag of laughter, lush people, loneliness and bad luck. Flying into Luang Prabang potentially ruined the rest of Laos for me; I loved it. There was culture, there were other travellers, I could party by night and explore by day, it was SO CLEAN (a rare … More Laosy Luck

Back to Bangkok

After nearly 24 hours of travel; a boat, bus, mini bus, border crossing, another mini bus and a sleeper train; I have made it back to Thailand. Back to the land of smiles. The land where water costs me 12p instead of £1 and the land of the 7/11. I never thought I’d miss a … More Back to Bangkok