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In this category there will be stories that are all about my own personal adventurous. What I experienced while I was abroad, all the preparations needed for my travels, finding an internship, submitting for an minor, looking for a company I can do my thesis.

Preparations

There is an exciting new adventure coming! What are the thing is need to prepare before I can go? From on this time my trips will be mainly to the tropics, that means that there is a variety of tropical diseases. I have to make sure that I am well prepared for these diseases. Most of the times that means vaccinations :( . And is my equipment still up-to-date enough? do I need to buy something new, or do I need to replace something? And the most important part, is al my paperwork done to even get on the plain without any trouble?

Internship? Minor? Thesis?

What are the things I have to do so I can find a internship that fits my goals, and the goals my school set up for us. And my minor, am I going to follow it in Holland, in Europe or on the other side of the world? What are the costs that I can expect? Is it even possible what I want? Time for the last part of my study, time for the thesis! what to I want to investigate? where do I want to do it? Can I found a company that is willing to give me the opportunity? In my personal blogs I will come back to all of these subjects, giving you updates about where I’m going and how fare I am with all the preparations.

Stories abroad

And of course I am going to provide you with updates about how I am experiencing my adventurous abroad. It will nog always be as regular as I wish, simply because I will be on remote places a lot of my time.

The misery of doing an internship

The misery of doing an internship

Internship miserable? it should not be miserable. It should be lots of fun and lots of learning. Studying International forest and nature management, focusing on tropical forest. It also means that you are on a beautiful place with a lovely climate. But sometimes things goes different than planned. Sometimes your ideas and expectations are so far apart from the actual situation, that you are thinking about to stop the internship. And that is what happens to me. Internship in Uganda…

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99% human. As close as you can get.

99% human. As close as you can get.

When I was doing my trip throughout Uganda I went on a chimpanzee track. In other words, we went out for a walk towards the place the chimpanzees  should be. After looking around, communicating with other rangers and listening the their screaming, we found them! Before I tell you about my experience and thoughts during this track, first some more information about the similarity between these chimpanzees and humans. The exact percentages of identical DNA is something scientists are still…

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The big 5!

The big 5!

During my stay in Uganda I joined a safari tour, and on that tour we have seen the complete big five. I was beyond excited about that, so happy that I decided te tell something about the big five. And to show some of the pictures I took from them 🙂 So, the big five obviously contains five different animal species: The Elephant (Loxodonta africana) The Rhino (Rhinocerotidae) The Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) The Lion (Panthera leo) The Leopard ( Panthera pardus)…

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Trip to Suriname!

Trip to Suriname!

Hello!   It has been a bit quiet over here the last weeks, I’m sorry for that! But it wasn’t without a reason, I was in Surinam 🙂 Not just for fun, although I had a lot, we went to Surinam with school. So that meant that it were some busy weeks, doing a lot of forest inventory, both in the education forest as in the community forest and other research. But also having a lot of fun in the forest…

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Why I have decided to go for a life in nature

Why I have decided to go for a life in nature

Since I was a little girl I already was fascinated by nature and specially for catching snails and ladybugs. At night I preferred the  keep the lit open, it is sad to keep them in a closed cage.. My mom wasn’t so happy about that and soon it was forbidden to catch them. While I became older my interest grow with it. It went deeper that just catching little animals. I loved it to go to our climbing tree on…

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