I have been to many places in Europe on school trips and this was the first time I have been abroad completely on my own. Although a daunting experience; getting on the plane alone, going somewhere that you don't know the language and to people who you've never met before, it was all worth it and would definitely do it again. It was by far one of the best experiences of my life! Once out there everyone was so friendly and everyone got to know one another very quickly making for an incredible time. It was all great fun, but if I had to choose my best survey when I was out there, it has to be the butterfly surveys - running around the countryside with butterfly nets frantically chasing after species to try and catch them!