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Jungle rulez!

I live and work in Philippine Tarsier Foundation which is basically placed in the jungle.
Just behind the main building of the foundation where all the volunteers stay, there is a sanctuary where our precious tarsiers live. We are in a close touch with jungle and everything which lives there. It basically means that we share our accommodation with all the insects, lizards, snakes and creatures which feel invited to our building ;p
I’m here three months and I can already recognize most of the noises coming from the jungle, especially during the night time when all the animals are easily hearable by us – a real jungle music! I really enjoy living close to the nature and wildlife… To be honest, every time I come back to the jungle from the city I feel like home! 😉
The closest civilization is 15 km far from our foundation, it’s a quite a big city called Tagbilaran. Once per 2-3 days we go there by jeepney or hitch-hiking to use Internet and buy some food in a supermarket or street market.
Living in the jungle has its advantages, as long as you enjoy nature, wildlife and you don’t mind to get really dirty;p

Regards, Kamila

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Diving masters (well… almost)

So it happened…

Coming to the Philippines, I was sure that I’d love to take diving course. Now, when two months of our stay as volunteers have passed, finally, a perfect moment to do so appeared.

 All together: the volunteers from Bohol and some extra active ones from Manila ;)) plus our great mentor Joannie, we went to a little paradisiac island called Pamilacan to take a four-day-long course. The weather was perfect, the instructors were experienced and the group was fun - nothing could be any better!

After four days of
diving, sunbathing, reef watching and learning, we passed our exam for Open Water Divers and now all the great diving spots are waiting for us!

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