Sleep out night for Simon Homeless Community!

It only seems like yesterday that I got home from volunteering in Africa!! Anyways I've decided to get the ball rolling on raising some funds for the homeless this Christmas. Ireland has an estimated 5000 homeless people living on the streets with a staggering 10% of...

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Viva Las Vegas!

It seems like an age since I got back from Africa...time does actually fly! Anyways, my next trip abroad is back to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas on September 10th! This will be my fourth trip to Sin City in as many years and like every other time....I'm really...

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African trip Slideshow!

I’ve just finished a short slideshow and posted it up on youtube. Its seven minutes short, or long depending on what way you look at it :)! With over 8,000 photo’s from our African volunteer trip its difficult to keep any slideshow under the ten minute mark. It...

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Back home!!

Well its been a rollercoaster of a three months and we got back home yesterday, much to the surprise of our family and friends. We had told them all along that we would be home on the 23rd April, so you can imagine their surprise when we showed up out of the blue. We...

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A few stories

Ok so we've been taking our anti-malaria tablets for the past twelve weeks(one per week) and although it hasn't sent us crazy or anything, it has certainly taken its effect on me in a few ways. The most noticeable one been nightmares. Although I do suffer from the odd...

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African Rucksack 101

Since I don't have any news to report on the past few days, I thought I'd share the contents on my rucksack that I brought with me to Africa. In the past whenever, I've gone traveling, I've always brought a huge suitcase or a 115 liter rucksack...which was massive....

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Back in Uganda!

Well we arrived back in Kampala yesterday after a week in Kigali. We had a nice time there and although we visited the Orphans of Rwanda orphanage there for the week, we didn't feel like we were helping as much as we felt we should be. This was mainly due to the fact...

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Rwanda – land of a thousands hills!

Before I start this update, I want to say that its quite a long one compared to the rest of the entry’s. But if you take the time to read it, I think you’ll gain an insight into Rwandan life and it’s history. We arrived here in Kigali last Tuesday evening after a...

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Not long left in Africa!

We’ve entered the final third of our African adventure, and have only another day left here in Kampala, before we make the eight hour journey south and across the border into Rwanda. We go to Sanyu babies home tomorrow for the last time before we leave on Tuesday. The...

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Paddy’s day celebrations!

Happy St.Paddy’s day to everyone back home. I hope the day is good for the parade and that the guinness tastes even better! We had our own celebrations for paddy’s day on Friday night last. We met a girl from Sligo who is working up in Northern Uganda as a volunteer...

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