I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.
Expeditions aren't all fun all of the time. Low points can leave you wondering why you're there, pushing you towards giving up, amplified by the very nature of expedition life..
My time in South Africa is rapidly drawing to a close, tomorrow I fly home to a chilly but festive England. Here's 12 things I'll miss about the rainbow nation..
Living and working at Umphafa Reserve has been a steep learning curve, and great fun. Here's a few tips I've picked up since I arrived..
For some reason, whenever I land back at London Heathrow it's always raining. Four days before I'd been trekking through dense rainforest, leaving behind me a science camp that had been home for the past month..
The rolling West Country hills of Devon have been my adopted home for the last three years. A far cry from the commuter plains of Essex, but as with all good things, my time in Exeter is coming to an end.