Friday 23rd Jan. Well we have finished our first full week of volunteer work. We are positioned and a pre-primary school called Meru view. It got its name as its located at the foot of Mt Meru, which is the fifth largest mountain in Africa. The school is very basic....read more
Tanzania at last
Its 7pm on Friday and I’m here writing this at our hostel in Arusha. We arrived yesterday from Nairobi after 8 hours of a pure and utter hell of a bus journey. The main road from Nairobi to Arusha is nothing more than a dirt road. Imagine 8 hours of constant jumping...read more
So finally I get a chance to update this! Since I’ve brought my mini laptop for the trip I can type out my blog whenever and then transfer it here when I get the a café. Well, where to start! We arrived in Nairobi at 8am Tuesday morning, where we were met by our...read more
Off to East Africa for three months on Monday!
Well the time has finally arrived for us to depart to East Africa! It only took a whole 11 months to get here! First of all, I would like to thank everyone on behalf of Florence and myself for all the kind words of advice, donations, and general help with the planning...read more
Vaccinations and anti malaria drugs!
Got our second lot of vaccinations yesterday in the TMB down in Sligo. Only one more sessions of needles and we're good to go :)! For this trip we were advised to get the following vaccines: Yellow fever(which is compulsory with travel to most tropical...read more
Three month volunteer trip to Tanzania!
I've been asked by a few people to do a blog about our forthcoming volunteer trip to Tanzania. Since this is my first attempt at a blog, I can't say how readable it will be and also how often I'll be able to update it when I'm in Tanzania. Basically myself and...read more