Diary for my Ecuador Trip with GVI


Dilemma Dilemma

Dilemma they say Life Begins at 40 well as it approaches and this trip ends  soon, I am begining to think about things. Yes it has been a culture shock here but not all in a bad way and yes I have missed things but some not so much supprisingly. Life will be hard to adjust once home There will be changes I want but the big Dilemma  is just where is home. I love  being  here and its  opened my eyes and mind, I may  not have major  qualifications etc  but I do have a passion for Working with Children, Conservation and Photography – But am sure you knew that or guess that as would I of been here otherwise?. Now once home I will be Job Hunting  but as we know its pretty dire at the moment in the UK, I’m not working in a call center. The Question is will it be in Manchester or somewhere new even aboard?(Save The Childern ORG has come to mind). Well time will tell I know what my heart is saying but lets just see what happens.



In at Deep End

Spent the last few days in Tena by myself as had a rather large ballooned ankle due to  an infection caused by Sandfly bites. It was tough going but Enjoyed it all. Got on the  but  from camp myself and even went to the Hospital  myself and it was lost in translation  at times or Spanglish, Well I copied and enjoyed the challenge of back to camp shortly with a much  improved ankle etc.

My Survey

Today I had my Btec Practical Where I had to Brief  and lead a Butterfly survey. I Passed and Andy who happens to be the Base Manager marked me and was impressed so :), He said Could improve a bit on my Leadership skills but to be honest am happy as I prefer and am better at being a team player. So those of you at LWT reading this (and there should  be a  few i’ll find  you out) will be shown soon how to hold and sex butterflies correctly and only  in depth surveys  now :p