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Storms, snakes and other jungle side shows

‘Without new experiences something within us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.’ – Frank Herbert I was sitting in my tent at Ndzieh, watching a storm brewing above the trees. I had just spent three days with Magda, working on the

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The Congo Chronicles: A Question of Relativity

 ‘I don‘t like work, no one does, but I like what is in the work, the chance to find yourself’. – Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness I arrived back in Yengo after 6 days on the road with a total

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The Congo Chronicles: Entry 30 August

Happy to say that we finally have intermittent reception again. Being this completely isolated – it’s a strange line between living quite happily au natural without your phone, and hoping fervently for a shower of text messages without appearing to

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The Congo Chronicles: A buffalo in the kitchen

‘When you get to the fork in the road, carry on straight…’ – Unknown It has been over two weeks since I arrived in Congo and what an epic adjustment it’s been. Within my first 4 days I had seen

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The Congo Chronicles: Settling in to the Congo

‘We will either find a way or make one’ -Hannibal I have forgotten that the term ‘road’ in Africa can often be kind of relative. Was reminded of that yesterday while driving with the Project Manager and his wife, Leon

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