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The Gorillas

June 18, 2014

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We must have trekked for about an hour and a half until we came to a stop. The air was crisp, cool but damp. The smell of the vegetation up there is unbelievable. A cross between eucalyptus, citrus and herbs. Magnificent! I stood inhaling the air deeply, catching my breath. As one conservationist told me, […]

Gorilla Permits and Bureaucracy

June 18, 2014

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This morning my alarm went off at 0600. Today was the day I had been dreaming about for the last four years. I’d seen £450 swiftly leave my bank account in March for a slip of paper that wasn’t quite in my hands yet. Crazy I know. UC and I made a short walk to […]

Groomed by a Mountain gorilla, what would you do?

January 31, 2012

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How would you react if you had a 20-stone male eyeballing you while his Mrs and children clambered all over you? Most people would probably need a fresh pair of undies as my friend BQ pointed out to me. Well one tourist probably did what most people would do and sat as still as possible […]