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  • Everything up until now.

    After writing a letter to someone recently, the pleasure of wanting to write again has been replenished. I apologize for the delay between posts, but as time draws on, writing my blogs has become more and more of a chore. Peru Firstly I ventured to Peru for Christmas and New years on a trip to […]

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  • Medical Clinics

    The team arrives! Dan eventually made it late on the 27th this week, shortly followed by Dr Jagger and the SALCET team the following day. Finally all the people who offered me this wonderful experience are here to appreciate it with me. After a late night surprise party for Dan with a couple of friends, […]

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  • Hard Work To Feed The Soul.

    Last weekend I spent the night at the farm of Esparanzir Vivir with Dayron and a good friend of mine Jade. This is something I had said that I would have loved to have done for a long time, providing a manual hand and helping where I could. Another want of mine was to see […]

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  • Thoughts…

    Christmas is approaching and this is something that has been playing on my mind ever since my first trip to the home. Over and over in my head play thoughts of how lucky we are where we live and in contrast how unhappy our culture seems to be. My trip to the elderly home only […]

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  • Thoughts…

    Christmas is approaching and this is something that has been playing on my mind ever since my first trip to the home. Over and over in my head play thoughts of how lucky we are where we live and in contrast how unhappy our culture seems to be. My trip to the elderly home only […]

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  • Rugby.

    After so much preparation and so much kindness, from so many people, the kit is finally here and already being put to good use. I took the kit to one of the ‘Black Rhinos’ training sessions last week, having no clue what to expect. Dayron had sorted the meeting himself, and i was just tagging […]

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  • Trip To Medellin!

    One of the most fantastic cities I have every had the experience of visiting. Culture, architecture, beauty and nightlife, Medellin has it ALL! The first day we ventured into the town for a spot of tourism and shopping. The central plaza of Medellin is one of the strangest but beautiful town centres I have seen […]

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  • Esperanza de Vivir (Hope to Live)

    2 days ago now, I travelled to the elderly home run by Esperanza de Vivir. Situated in the stunning Colombian country side in the department next to Cali, about 2 hours away from home, Is a small rest home for the elderly. Most of the residents have been taken from the streets, have no family […]

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  • Food!

    The food in Colombia is something that I as a British citizen firstly turned my nose up at. However i tell you, much like the country, once your hooked… thats it! Some favoured foods are: Arepas – a sort of sweet and savour bread, which i have to say i have yet become accustomed to… […]

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  • Settling Down

    I now have a solid base of contacts and friendly faces… being welcomed with open arms by so many people in a new environment is incredibly comforting. I have started my Spanish lessons at ‘Gringo Lingo’ with Dayron and have an absolute hunger to learn the language as feel confined at the moment by my […]

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