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.
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..
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.