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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Tadika… Ta Dah!

In the past 3 months, Safuan, our architect intern from Arkitrek have been working on our long term plans for a more sustainable and environmental friendly /green building project at all of our Camps in Borneo by continuing work experiment on bio-crete brick mix on site apart from working on the final phases of the Community Centre at Camp Bongkud. At the final stage of his intership, this report is invaluable to us hoping we finally get the right mix...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

It’s a Family Life at Camp Tsavo

When it rains in the tropics, it really rains! Don't get me wrong, we are not complaining - quite the contrary. But as with all good things, there is always a challenge and our gappers in Tanzania this April certainly hand their hands full and their socks soaked. Tommie accounts what it takes to defy the odds...They might have just been a handful but they managed to leave a mark behind. Choosing to come out during the rainy season was...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

From the Field

Here‰Ûªs some more pictures taken on Wednesday this week! The road to the homestay: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"336","height":"448","alt":""}}]] Front view of home: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"448","height":"336","alt":""}}]] Community working hard ‰ÛÒ pulling wheel barrel filled with bricks up to kitchen area: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"336","height":"448","alt":""}}]] Back view of home: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"448","height":"336","alt":""}}]] Living room: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","alt":""}}]] Kitchen: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","alt":""}}]] Side view: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"448","height":"336","alt":""}}]] Toilet & shower: [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"336","height":"448","alt":""}}]]

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Happy Feet Campaign Launched!

Ok so I am driving my daughters back from school and have made a tactical purchase of kids magazines to keep things calm in the back seat. My oldest wanted the Hannah Montana mag with Justin Bieber (the one with his hair on back to front) feature but I bought her the National Geographic Kids.....good to start them early. Long story short, a great spot from a 7 year old and quote "Dad - the guys in my mag are...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Chaos Theory

Cambodia's rainy season is in full swing but that does mean that our camp at Beng Mealea is looking amazing with some fantastically colourful flowers and lush greenness and it has become a Tropical Gap Year Garden. When flying into Siem Reap you'd be forgiven for thinking the the whole area was flooded, but it is in fact just the padi fields stretching for as far as the eye can see with their intricate drainage systems designed to keep the...

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As we are now in the second year of operating in Borneo and with the first school team currently swinging in their hammocks in the jungle‰Û_.. It‰Ûªs probably about time you met the team that works night and day to make it all happen! Here‰Ûªs a sneaky look behind the scenes! Now here‰Ûªs the people to keep on the right side of‰Û_. the cooks!!!! Of course we are here to help wherever we can ‰Û_ sometimes that does mean having...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Back to the briquette

Kayleigh Staples one of our School Expedition Co-ordinators left chilly UK to travel with a lead teacher to Cambodia over half term. We asked her for a record of her trip, just to make sure she remembered everything and here is her blog. After a coach, two long flights with my new teacher friend Steve and a car journey we (at last) arrived in Siem Reap. The week long trip was jam-packed to say the least and I still cannot...

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