14th June 2013
Hello and welcome to the official Expedition 13G/H blog live from Fieldbase, here in beautiful Turrialba in the heart of Costa Rica. This blog is designed to introduce you to the invaluable work that will be being done by Raleigh International volunteers in Costa Rica and Nicaragua over the next three months.
You will be able to follow the progress of our international group of volunteers as they participate in specially selected community, environmental and adventure projects across these two incredible countries.
We’ll be bringing stories from the volunteers, posting photos of them in action and highlighting the impact of their work on local communities and environments.
We understand that keeping in touch with friends and family can be difficult when they’re out on projects in remote communities, safeguarding turtles, or intrepidly trekking through the rainforest. Post your messages to this blog and we’ll make sure they get to your loved ones, wherever they are.
The ‘advance team’ of Volunteer Managers arrived in San Jose a couple of days ago and despite some significant jet-lag we are already settling into our new home for the next 14 weeks. It’s not hard when you’re met at the airport by brilliant in-country staff, treated to astounding views of volcanoes in the morning sun and serenaded by colourful birds which soar overhead. It’s set to be a week of early mornings, training and briefings for us as Expedition 13G/H roars into life and I think I speak for everyone when I say ‘bring it on!’
The next post is set to be a ‘who’s who’ of the advance team at Fieldbase so if you want to find out who ‘Splatches’ is, and get to know the rest of us here, make sure you check back soon.