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Weekly Challenge #27: live like a Gaucho

For our second week in Argentina, we headed south west of Buenos Aires to volunteer on an Estancia (Argentinian ranch) set in the remote, flat, endless pampas. With my wife being the world’s biggest horse fan it was an opportunity for her to see how horses live in this gaucho (cowboy) culture. For me, the...
Turtle conservation in Costa Rica: escapism at its best

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica: escapism at its best

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica. Yes, I have saved leatherback turtles. Now this is the kind of week I had in mind when My Year In Flux began and I took the decision to undertake a new challenge every seven days, journeying to a remote, electricity-free (sounds as good as fat-free, doesn’t it?!) corner of...

Weekly Challenge #12: Volunteer for a good cause

This week I’m heading to a remote corner of Costa Rica for a week of turtle conservation as a volunteer. I’ve been in Costa Rica for nearly a week and I’m loving it. As promised in Weekly Challenge #11, moving to a new country definitely helps to get you outside your comfort zone. When I...