I remember this trip, and the amazing people I met during my stay like it was last week.
To start with, just the sheer amount of wildlife and cutting-edge research that we were exposed to and allowed to contribute towards is second to none. I have never been on a trip before or since where I felt so immersed in such important and exciting science, whilst getting to see some of the most amazing creatures that I could only dream of seeing on a television screen before.
The people who worked on the course were some of the friendliest, upbeat and accommodating people I have met across the world. Each and every person had an interesting story to tell, and I really felt that these people were interested in us students as well which was so important in making us feel at home.
I am a keen photographer and came across endless opportunities with the wildlife that was nearby, and that was not phased by human presence either. I am just sad that I do not think I will be lucky enough to come across such spectacles again for a very long time.
As long as you are prepared to wash with buckets and use your imagination when it comes to a shower and toilet made with leaves, sticks, and a spade, you will be living the dream!