Sunday, 4 December 2011

Zulu 2 Update

Ahoy there.  A quick update on Zulu 2 to say they are progressing well with their trek to reach the monumental Momotombo Volcano.  They have passed the town of Estelí and are now walking through the rolling hills and jungle that surround the area.  As they are still massively out in the sticks we haven't had a chance to get any photos from them directly, however to give you a feel for the part of country they are in, here are some pics taken by our recent road trip to the area.





47 comments:

  1. Zulu 3 Eleonore Vollebregt

    Wel hump de fluf heeft weer toegeslagen met een licht draad. Moet reeds enige tijd terug zijn. Ik ga met hem in overleg of hij hier mee stopt of .......? De pan is al warm

    De P.p......

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  2. Floris Muller; Zulu 5.
    Hi lieve, lieve Floris,
    Wee geen bericht over Zulu 5, jammer, maar ook wel leuk om de berichten over de andere groepen te lezen.
    Vandaag is het 4 december en is je zusje jarig, 31 alweer, wat een leeftijd. Gisteravond Sint gevierd bij Fleurtje en Ruub en om 24.00 uur haar verjaardag, was allemaal erg gezellig, erg gelachen, we waren uiteindelijk geloof ik om 01.30 uur thuis, voor ons doen erg laat. Vandaag hebben we heel gezellig gelunchd bij Anna en Roger, sleutels gebracht van Nasca voor de Kerst, dan slapen Tiets en Pete daar. Je krijgt heel veel lieve groetjes van ze, van Anna, Roger, Tiets en Juul. Vandaag trouwens voor het eerst sinds 7 weken geen last van van m'n maag, heerlijk, morgen wel voor dat vervelende onderzoek naar het ZH maar eerst ga ik 's ochtends gewoon werken.
    Oke lieverd, heel veel liefs en dikke zoenen van ons allemaal en speciaal van mij, hvj mammie.

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  3. To James Holland (Zulu 2)

    Hey you! I'm back home. And yup, I did have a beer in New York. It was at the airport, while waiting for my flight which got delayed by 1.5hrs, and which made me miss my connecting flight in Hong Kong. It was a Bud. And it made me sick shortly after that. (Might have been the oyster panroast on second thought). I blew around $500 on shopping after being in NY for just a few hours. The funny thing is that I'm so broke, I was actually spending on credit. I blame it on my youth. (Young people these days. So brash and foolish. Tsk tsk...) Puerto Viejo was amazing. Drank too much, ate too much and smoked too much. Oh sorry for being so self-absorbed. How's your trek? All fine I hope. Huzy, over and out.

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  4. Hi Poppy (Zulu 2) - We have all been wondering how you have been, seeing as there haven't been any photos of you all on your trek yet... If you have time to pick me up a Nicaraguan rock, preferably from a volcano, that would be excellent (but it doesn't matter if you can't)! Hope you are still having an amazing time. Lots of Love Yor Ma, Pod and Kim XXX

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  5. Eleonore Vollebregt, Zulu 3, 11L

    Lieve lieve Noor,

    Vandaag over 2 weken ben je weer thuis! Ik hoop dat je nog ongelooflijk gaat genieten deze weken in CR! Ik kijk uit naar jullie volgende blog! Wat een plezier hebben jullie volgens mij daar diep in de jungle! En ook nog werken, prachtig!

    Pappie en ik hebben hard gewerkt in en rond het huis ter voorbereiding van de borrel, het ziet er allemaal prachtig uit! Wat ontzettend jammer dat je er niet bij bent en zelfs niet kunt bellen naar pappie! De winter is nog niet echt begonnen, het regent hier een beetje en de temperatuur is nog redelijk! De winterjassen zijn nog niet echt nodig!

    Ik ben reuze benieuwd of jullie al giftige slangen, spinnen of kikkers hebben gezien! En wat jullie nu weer voor iets spannends op het menu hadden staan! Het lijkt erop of je in een "kookclubje" zit! Wel ontzettend leuk dat elke groep zo verschillend is!

    Welnu lieverd, dit was even een korte krabbel, miss you, love you, wij vinden je zo ontzettend stoer! Ben benieuwd naar al je verhalen! Heel veel groeten van iedereen, Duc was vanmiddag hier en heeft op de site naar de foto's gekeken, naar z'n kleine zusje! xxxpappiexxxmammiexxx

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  6. Alpha 5 Alice Hall
    Heeeey Alice. Oh my gosh I'm missing you SO much! John at work keeps asking me when I'll see you and I'm just like...SHE'S IN COSTA RICA!! You've got wages waiting for you back home hehee. Hope everything is going well. I've got a few stories to tell you when you get home! Made a pretty huge fool out of myself playing pub golf on monday...hahhaha oh my gosh just wait until you hear! So much to say and I cannot wait to hear all of your stories! PLUS 6 days til your birthday! How ace is that!! You'll be 18 and we can go out partying big time when you're home!

    I'm going to Glasgow this weekend with some of my friends from Inverurie and then after that it's pretty much only a week until you're home?! Crazy how fast time has gone..bet it's gone even quicker for you!

    It's started snowing here...a little anyway. HATE the snow. And I drove past your house last night. wanted to go in and have a look to see how the building was going but it was like 3am and I was not up for looking like a total creeper hehehe. It is SO COLD though! I'm in bed in a onesie and my wellie socks. Look like a total pleb!!

    Anyway I'd better go to bed but HAPPY BIRTHDAY for when it comes! Hope you have an absolutely AMAZING day and I'll see you when you get back!

    Love you and Miss you lots
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Zulu 2: Geoffrey Kirby

    8. Wow, do you know that there havent been any blog posts from Zulu 2? This is the first one and its more than a week in. And its not even from you guys! This is extremely lame :\
    Still dying to talk to you :p
    We put up our Christmas decorations and the house is super sparkly now. My dad was "too tired" to help cause he had just done a triathlon and came second in the masters category. He joked that he came second of two masters :p He managed to find some energy to watch tv. *Sigh*
    Hmm, what else to tell you? Jonny and I have convos about you! So you can defend yourself when you get a chance to go on facebook :)
    I cant believe its only been 9 days that I havent seen you!! It feels like AGES.

    K- Im going. Write tomorrow :) x

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  8. Clare Jones 11L Zulu 5

    Hi Clare, I see you've settled in with your host family and have been doing the road through the village which sounds like hard work but I'm sure its very rewarding and fun. It is much colder here and some places have snow! I had Saffy at the weekend and Ian and I took her to Webb's to see Father Christmas. The grotto was very pretty and well decorated with penguins, xmas trees and elves making toys which she liked but was a little scared when she met Santa! Anyway she had plenty of fun there and was happy with her present (a playset thing). I went to the Worcester Xmas Fayre with Gem, Phillip and Saffy on Friday which was nice and festive. Saffy likes going on all the rides and I went on the carousel with her. We've had new computers at work so they gave me Friday off and we couldn't do much on Thursday either so busy today catching up. Bye for now. I can't believe you will be home in 2 weeks time so enjoy the time you have left. Pura Vida. love you Mum xx

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  9. Stijn Rutgers, Zulu 4

    hé hallo stino,
    wou eens even vragen hoe het met je ging?!
    hoe is om zonder mij te zijn?
    en hoe heb je het daar is natuurlijk ook een belangrijke vraag.
    Om even die 'bro-love' te laten zien zeg ik hier gewoon publiekelijk zonder mij te schamen dat ik je mis, BAM!
    Nog 3 weekjes en je bent weer onder ons, het fijne vertrouwde standaard leven..
    spreek je snel en i love you men!
    x felix/Günther (voor als je even niet doorhad wie dit nou schreef)

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  10. Zulu 4, Hilmar Heijmans


    Lieve Hilmar,

    Je dacht toch niet, dat Sint en Piet
    Vanavond niet aan jou hebben gedacht
    Toen wij bij familie Heijmans de cadeaus hebben gebracht
    Helaas ben jij dit jaar niet bij deze traditie
    Want jij bent op een bijzondere expeditie
    Het was mij al bekend
    Dat jij momenteel Costa Rica verkent
    En bezig met een project zo interessant
    Met baby schildpadden op het strand
    Ik hoop dat het goed met je gaat en dat je je vermaakt
    En geniet nog even
    Van het prachtige Costa Ricaanse leven
    Want het is al weer bijna tijd voor afscheid
    En wij missen jouw aanwezigheid
    Dus kom maar weer gezellig naar Nederland
    Want daar zijn je cadeaus beland;)

    Liefs Sinterklaas en Piet Aviva

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  11. Zulu 2 Geoff Kirby

    Hey geoffers. Just a little update. Its bens birthday tomorrow so i am meeting him and mim in town. We will pretend your there and i willwish him happy birthday from you (and of course give double the birthday beats) I also called STA today and found out Steve had left so this new lady Jenny said she will help us out. I think me n jack will go in soon to talk about things. We wont change any of our plans if we can help it. We need to decide how to get form melbourne to adelaide so safari or not???? Also hope your having a GREAT time and your feet are not tooooooo damaged. Say hi to the rest of the group if you get this before final changeover. Please remember to film the skits for me or take pics and PARTY HARD in the last party and enjoy the rafting because it is AMAZING. love jonny xx

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  12. Zulu 2 Mark Wem
    Hey Marky, Hows it going in Nicaragua? Hope the treck isnt too hard. IM looking foward to seeing the pics, especially of the beard growing. Please do me afavour and say hi to Imogen, Ani,Flor and Sacheo :) andof course everyone else. Hope treck hasnt killed anyones feet and enjoy it man. eventhough im back in England time has flown past and you are like already half way through phase :( dude you better be going rafting because it is sweet. Looking fowards to seeing you back in england. at changeover can you fb me your flights and geoffs flights so i know when your back at heathrow. Jonny xx

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  13. Fieldbase team.
    Hopefully you guys get this because i cant seem to find your emails (ross or bri) but we wanted to let you guys know that the departure tax is actually $28 not $26 so you can prepare everyone else. Also wanted to say thanks for the most AMAZING experience and i had a great time and will deffinetly be involved in another Raleigh trip. Hope the last phase is going well and missing everyone out there :) jonny x

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  14. To Sarah Bartram ZULU 1
    Hey Sarah! Hope trek is going well and your feet are staying blister-free :) I finally had some passion fruit juice today and I thought of you! Take care, Moni xx

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  15. For Geoffrey Kirby - Zulu 2

    The photographs are stunning. I once walked across Ysabel Island in Solomons, from Buala to Kaevanga and some of the views over the mountains/hills reming me a little of that. I hope you are enjoying yourself as much as I did back then.

    Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks time. Lots of jobs lined up to keep you busy! Katie has confirmed that she will be coming in January, and we'll get her over on 27 December to make sure she knows how to get to John's school etc.

    We are going to miss the concert in Aldreth this year, but we'll have to find another excuse to work up a couple of songs. A change in band name might also be a good idea!

    Off up to East Kilbride again next week, but then on leave from 19th so will get a chance to catch up properly.

    Do write when you get a chance.

    Enjoy your last two weeks.

    Love Dad (Ginny, Philip and John) x

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  16. Geoffrey Kirby (zulu 2)

    This ones number 9 (I think?).
    SO I think you'll be happy to know that I'm trying to quit smoking. Ive cut down to 2 a day compared to how much I had in CR! So hopefully by the time I start uni this habit is GONE.
    Yes, I knew you would be really happy to hear that :)

    My cousins will be visiting me in Qatar after Christmas! :D Just for a week and a bit but it's a BIG thing because my cousins have never visited me in any of the countries I've lived in! And theyve only traveled out of SA like 3 times. We havent told them yet but I'm so excited. We're going to get on skype and then my aunty is going to break the news to them. Cant wait Geoff! And I cant wait to talk to you (I think Ive mentioned that in EVERY one of my blog posts). Good, Id just like to emphasise that I cant wait to talk to you, yet again.
    Number 10 tomorrow :) Miss you x

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  17. clare jones zulu 5

    Hi,

    been snowed under with work this week, shit loads to do! Had the first few snow flakes of the year yesterday and it's got pretty chilly now. Hope you're enjoying staying with the family, sounds like you're working very hard. Hope the feet have healed up by now and aren't too painful anymore.

    Got our shooting xmas meal on saturday, should hopefully be good, although some people have been really pissing me off recently, still i won't bore you with that. haha.

    Everyone's well, it was balds b-day the other day and i remembered to send a card for about the first time in 3 years! No idea if tom and neil are coming up to visit anymore cus i haven't heard anything from them so guess i'll have to wait and see.

    Ok well im going to have to sign off for now cus im in the middle of a 3 hour mock exam - obviously not in proper exam conditions!

    See you soon, take care and make the most of the sun over the next couple of weeks, it'll be a shock to the system when you get back to this cold weather.

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  18. To: Anne Maaike (zulu 5)

    Noo Noo! Sorry I have been so rubbish and it has taken me so long to write to you! Work is very busy now that I am settling in....but it is all going well so far. How are you? Saw some photos of the baby turtles, they look adorable! Not long now till New York..I have lots of work christmas parties first but then will come home. Do you want to cook something together for christmas? Your cookery was amazing after your course, jealous! Have you met any nice boys out there? ; ) Enjoy the sunshine, it is freezing cold here. I am worried it is going to snow soon which will mean that I need to start wearing UGGS to work!
    MIss you, will message later this week again to update you on my (boring) life. I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOU!

    XXXXXXXX Big sister Eline

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  19. Zulu 1: Cristiany

    MI MEJOR AMIGO DE NICARAGUA. Que tala hombre? I miss you loads and I cant wait to talk to you and everyone else! I hope you have no injuries from trek and I hope youre having an AWESOME time :D I definately hope your english has improved hombre, I wont be happy if it hasnt! Mi español no es bueno :( Because I have no spanish teacher anymore, he is in Costa Rica, doing the Turrisantos trek :( But we will have to have some lessons when he goes back home to Esteli.

    When you are back at fieldbase and you read this please run up to Geoffrey and give him a BIG HUG. GRACIAS.

    Te extraño amigo. hasta luego. Su mejor amiga de Sur Africa x

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  20. Tom Blindell, Logs: Attempt number 2 – rap.

    Back at HQ and da pressure’s on you, to wash up all them shovels and kit… and clear up all dat sh*t.
    Not to mention da skit… Watch out T-Blizzle you’re gonna get hit!
    Cahuita’s looming, gonna be booming, don’t forget your shades or your beach spade(s).
    Freezing monkeys here in UK… so wrap up and grow some hair to keep you warm and flick… gay.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon, with a ray of adventurous sunshine glowing around you, and of course your tan..... Oh wait no, you don’t have a tan… ah maaan!

    Ta-daaah! xxxxxxxxx

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  21. TO: Zulu 5, Reinier van Doorn

    draak heb je mn vorige gekregen over dat nienk er was en portobello enzo? hmmmm ik weet namelijk niet zeker of ik hem heb verstuurd! overmorgen ga ik al naar huis en heb zó geen zin! ben nu mn koffer aan het pakken schat je wil niet weten wat een teringzooi.... ik heb hier 3 koffers en moet straks nog 3 verhuisdozen kopen en papa dpd't die dan naar huis...... echt dramatisch man helemaal in de stress wordt echt gek!! bianca komt zo om me te helpen met koffie en baileys hihi en dan gaan we vnv naar st martins lane en dan met een grote groep uit!!! gister heb ik high tea met haar gehad in sanderson hotel, dat is part van the morgan hotelgroup (ook van st martins lane) en ik zat daar met pap mam en tiet vorige week en gister dus hightea met bianca en het thema daar is ALICE IN WONDERLAND ZOOO leuk allemaal schattige cakejes en drankjes en alles zo leuk wij gaan daar ook heen volgende keer!!!!! oh baby ik mis je zo man vooral ik nu weer terug naar huis ga , ga ik er vanuit dat ik je meteen ga zien weet je wel..... ik haat het dat ik je niet even zie voordat ik naar bali ga :( ookal is het maar een uurtje... ff knuffelen en bijkleppen... begin januari is ons momentje baby voor een hele week!!! gaan we lekker genieten!! kunnen we miss nog ff een kort reisje maken?? hmmm zoentjes baby tot over een maand!!!!! vliegt voorbij! echt!!! x x x x x x hannah

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  22. Emma Jacob Zulu 5
    Hi Em. Hope all is well with you and that you are really enjoying living with your host family. It does sound like hard work but I should think you are used to that by now. Can't wait for you to get home and do some work on the house with all your new found skills!!
    You have another offer through - Leeds, so its great to have a choice. I'm sure we'll hear from the others before long.
    All is well with Penny and Oliver and I think they could be home today although I haven't spoken to Aunty Mand as yet and Penny only wanted to come home when she was Mummy proficient.
    Getting very excited about seeing you - I'll be at the airport with Andrew and I think Dad could be there too as I think he is off to USA sometime that afternoon.
    I spoke to Grans yesterday and all is well there and Aunty K is in Beckenham too. She sends her love and is reading all the blogs daily. Hope to see some photos soon..
    I've got the fire going tonight, it's really getting cold now but pretty normal I guess for December.
    Well, not many more messages I can write to you as you'll be home soon.
    Lots of love to you, take care. Mum xxxxx

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  23. Rachel Mundell Zulu 5
    Hi Rachel beeN following you on the blog (but only one report to date) and glad to hear all the team settled with thier families, guess the spanish classes are being tested now then lol!!! Sounds like you all having a lot of fun as well as doing hard work - it must feel good to be doing a practical project rather than all the challenging walking etc., luxury of a bed at last! Met Becs on Saturday in chichester and had a lovely day although we both missed you terribly and talked abou you most of the day as we visited every shop saying Rachel would like that xxx Keep nan and grandad and all family and friends up to date with news and all send thier love to you. We all miss you loads. xmas is looming X factor and Strictly both coming to climax.. nothing changes!!! cant wait to catch up when you return to field base love you loads mum and dad x

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  24. Poppy (Zulu 2) - I MISS YOU! Love Yor Ma x

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  25. Geoffrey Kirby (Zulu 2)

    10. Hey Geoffreyy. Its the weekend tomorrow here and I think Im feeling for some time in the desert! A friend's friend is over from South Africa so we're showing her the perks of living in Qatar, and apparently the desert is one of them? I think I told you about the desert here, where all the local teenagers go crazy in their cars and on their quads? Well anyway, Im going there so I hope I come out alive!
    I know you're looking after everyone like a true brother bear :) By the time you read this you'll probably be at fieldbase so welldone for making it home bub! Im proud of you and sometime soon we'll hopefully be able to do a trek(somewhere else) together.

    Adios mi amor! xx

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  26. Floris Muller; Zulu 5.
    Hoi Lieverd,
    Hoe is het daar? Het is nu woensdag en het laatste bericht op het Blog is van zondag, beetje jammer dat we zo weinig horen nu in jullie laatste fase daar, kijk elke dag vol hoop, maar nada, niente, helaas.
    Hier gaat alles z'n gangetje. Maandag j.l. (5 dec.) dat rottige slokdarm em maag onderzoek gehad, gelukkig niets ernstigs uit gekomen, wel biopten genomen die op kweek moeten worden gezet om te kijken of er een bacterie in zit, de pijnklachten moeten toch ergens vandaan komen, heel vervelend als er niets gevonden wordt want dan zit nog wel steeds met de pijn, volgende week hoop ik weer meer te weten.
    Zaterdag a.s. (10 dec.) geeft Fleurtje een feestje nog voor haar verjaardag, gaan we gezellig naar toe, na ons jaarlijkse broertjes/ zusje eten, Boudewijn gaat niet mee dit jaar, beetje jammer, maar we kunnen hem niet dwingen. 12 dec.a.s. zou het Grootpappie's 99e verjaardag zijn.
    Lieverd het duurt nu niet meer zo heel lang en je bent weer terug, verheug me er erg op.
    Pippie heeft trouwens voor zijn herkansingen lagere cijfers gehaald dan tijdens het 1e SE, beetje stom van hem, maar hij moet het toch echt zelf doen.
    Oke schat, geniet daar nog, we hopen snel iets op het Blog te lezen over jullie. Dikke zoema's, ik mis je, hvj mammie.

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  27. DAISY ZULU 4
    HELLO DAIS
    Just been to see Granny Daisy...she cant wait to see you and all she wants for Christmas is her cooker knobs back...
    HOPE YOU STILL ENJOYING THE TORTOISES...remember toby..he had a passion for birkenstocks..
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  28. Daisy zulu 4
    Might have known your trip would be a little different!Am sure all the turtles welcomed you back.Bring back a night star for me.
    Much love Granny.xxxxxxxx

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  29. Emma Jacob Zulu 5
    Hi Em
    Just a quick message to say you've now got all your unconditional offers through which is brilliant! Your personal statement was a real winner!
    Hope all is well.Love you
    Mum xxxxxx

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  30. Daisy Knox Murphy (zulu 4)
    sisteeer :) bueno dijiste que te podíamos escribir hasta el miercoles y como no se hasta cual pues aqui estoy yo escribiendote hasta que me echen de aqui por pesada!!
    buff he visto en el facebook el bebe ese de tu amiga y es feisimoo como un pie jajaja que cruel y que perra soy xD
    He estado el lunes y el martes con victor y le lie una que lo flipas yo siempre tan simpatica le mande un mensaje a su ex diciendole que la queria ver jajaja obviamente se enfado conmigo pero lo arregle en 10 minutos, todavia sigue funcionando mi cara de buena persona jajaja
    mañana se van mis padres de viaje y se vienen elena y parri a dormir a mi casa y el viernes victor y el sabado me voy yo a su casa a ver si surge la chispa del amor en terminos lo que viene siendo mas prácticos :P
    ya te queda menos para venir yujuu se que seguramente no tendras ni pizca de ganas pero yo si y oscar tambien asi que como somos dos contra uno y claramente hemos decidido que te queremos en un sitio con telefono y sin enfermedades vas a tenerte que venir a europa, porque si, nosotros decidimos tu vida ya que por lo visto tanta selva y falta de civilizacion te han dejado tan tocada que ahora te me quieres ir a tailandia ¬¬
    Bueno creo que ya te he informado de todo lo necesario ahora puedes seguir pisando tortugas :)te quieroo xxxxx

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  31. Zulu 1 - Oscar Crol, Kate Wilson, Lisa Rijsenbrij, Bruceeeey

    Hey guys! Hope you're all surviving the trek ok, the photos last week were great, despite the rain! The views must be amazing, i'm jealous! Enjoy your last week or so out there and give me an update when you're back :) keep going! Love Niki xxxx

    p.s. Oscar there is a major lack of snow in the alps :( though some is forecast for the end of this week :) Nice weather change for you... xx

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  32. Zulu 3 - Moritz Steinbeck

    Hello munchkin, here is your longed for blog post as promised! Hope you're having a good time in the jungle and that all the work isn't too tiring! Is the jungle camp any good? You look like you've lost weight after trek you'll be pleased to hear! Hope there hasn't been anywhere in the jungle for you to buy your smokes and that you have now quit. Really cold back at home, but nice and christmassy! Keeping myself busy at work before going skiing soon... if it ever snows. Say hi to Kelly and Vic from me, love Niki xxxx

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  33. Zulu 2 - Imogen Ramsey, Laura Smith, Flor Noguera,

    Hey girls! Just read the blog update on your trek and it seems to be going well so far! Looking forward to more of an update though! At least you get to see quite a lot more of Nicaragua now than we did... Hope you're not too sore and you're all happy :) Its rather cold back home, but nice and christmassy. Lots of snow in Scotland Laura! Not much to update you on here, work is busy and taking up most of my time! Went to london at the weekend to see uni friends and go to the christmas market and fair in hyde park which was lots of fun! Can't wait to hear from you, miss you. keep going love Niki xxxxx

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  34. To Ken Lo (Zulu 3)

    Hey Ken,
    How's it going in jungle land? As I perish at my desk, I'm so jealous of you right now (..except the bit where you don't get to shower for days!) Sorry I haven't sent a message for a while, it's purely because nothing interesting has been happening. You, on the other hand, I'm sure are going through just the opposite :P be sure to make the most of it! Talk soon when you get back. lots of love, T

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  35. Zulu 2- Geoffrey Kirby

    Kay, Ive actually lost count now! Sorry :\ Youve been gone for so long now. Didnt know it would be this hard..

    And onto brighter things! I was rudely woken up this morning by some dudes who decided to re-granite our doorstep. So yeah, "Lets just rip up the old stuff at 6am". :| <-- Thats my unimpressed face!
    Someone yesterday said "YEAH BUDDY" so I walked up to them and with a dead straight face, politely, told them that they couldnt say that because that's Mark's saying and it only works when he says it. They asked me who mark was and all I said was "A legend" and walked away.
    Man I miss us all being together. It's been so long that they can be classified as "old times".
    Wow. Yeah bub, trust me, make the most of the rest of the time you have(I know you do already) but enjoy every little thing. Like even appreciate walking to town. Cause once you leave thats it :\

    I thought I'd run out of things to say if I wrote everyday but ^^ I guess not :D Ive woken up now and Im watching courage the cowardly dog (for some strange strange reason). Im craving a hot bath and a read of harry potter. I think Ill do that after breakfast :)

    Haha okay love I think thats enough for today! Hope you arent sick of me. That would be a bit of an embarrassment. xx

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  36. Sarah Bartram, 11L, Zulu 1

    Hi Sarah, hope the trek is going well and the rain has relented so that you can at least do some walking in the sunshine!

    I guess you must be about halfway to your destination by now so I hope you're all keeping well and believing you can get there given the inevitable aches, pains and blisters!

    I hope the climb up the volcano wasn't spoilt too much by the weather - the blog did say the cloud broke and you got to see something spectacular in the end. The pictures weren't brilliant but it did look as though the cloud and rain had cleared to some degree.

    It's turned cold and windy here and was for the wedding reception which went well, they had some very wonderful heaters which kept them warm as long as they kept all the doors shut!. The barn looks very empty now they've taken all the linings out, still it looks more like a barn now than the Batcave!

    This will be the last message I send to you as you will be coming back after your trek. It will be lovely to hear all about your adventures in time.

    Enjoy the rest of the trek and the beach party at the end - bet it's a wonderful feeling of achievment when you get there! Have a safe journey home and take care of yourself.

    Loads of love from all of us, Dad xxx

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  37. Alice Hall Zulu 4

    Heeyyy!!!!
    how are you?!! not long til your birthday,,, and i was actually going to send a card but i have been far to "busy" with uni that i haven't had time! ha.. or i just forgot either or.!!

    anyway... its a little windy over here... just a little bit mind. :/ uni was cancelled this afternoon but obviously after they forced meto do my presentation!! every one after me didn't have to do it!! wasn't impressed but at least i don't have to do it next week! just an exam to do now and then ill be finished for christmas! i have down an exam in 2 years so this might be interesting!! :/ and with less than a week of revision eek (but if mum asks I've been revising for weeks!! ha )

    This ain't no temporary, typical, tearful good-bye, uh uh uh
    This ain't no breakin' up and wakin' up and makin' up one more time, uh uh uh
    This is gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone
    Gone like a freight-train, gone like yesterday
    Gone like a soldier in the civil war, bang bang
    Gone like a '59 Cadillac
    Like all the good things that ain't never coming back
    She's gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone, she's gone

    can't remember what scotty song i sent you last time,... but you said you didn't get it anyway.. so hope they give you this comment!! :)

    see you in like a week(and a bit!! )
    Jessxxx

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  38. Will Harris Zulu 2

    Hello. I passed my exams! Both of them hooray! Getting very excited for Ecuador now, and seeing you. I keep looking at your card, which pretty much sums up my excitement.
    Your mum texted to let me know about your great gran. Sad to hear. Nice your mum got to talk to you. Glad to know you're doing ok.
    Christmas in full swing for me, work party tomorrow night, then family at the work.
    Much love
    Amy

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  39. Geoffrey Kirby (ZULU 2)

    Ross told me he saw you yesterday (Dec. 7). Thats the first news Ive heard so I'm SO GLAD you're still alive :p I was starting to wonder..

    You've gotten all your blog posts by now so I'm sure you've also discovered that your dad knows about me. My bad. Now you can't avoid telling him :D Mr. Kirby if youre reading this, hi! And please make sure when you ask Geoffrey about me you make him really embarrassed! (Sorry Geoffrey!)

    Im excited to know that in around a week I'll finally get to speak to you! It feels like it's been years :') Hope your feet are okay. If you're feeling down just imagine me giving you a cuddly Tyla hug. That should do the trick!

    x

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  40. Zulu 2- Mark Wem

    Mouseyyy WASSAP. So you're done now! :D How was it?! Ive been thinking about you guys loads, specially since this country is boring so I have nothing better to do to distract me. Party extra hard in memory of my absence pleaase. And make sure you guys absolutely MURDER your skit! Bring some Alpha power into it. And please make sure someone records it! So, like a retard, I can pretend I was there :)

    Kthanks. Talk soon! x

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  41. Message for Sarah Church 11 L Zulu 5
    HI Sar
    Hope my messages are reaching you and that you are having a wonderful time in Nicaragua. All OK here - going out with Terina Sarah Tony etc tonight for our xmas night out. T and S are coming over this afternoon for one of my jacket potatoes with mushrooms and cheese. I'll be getting the xmas tree next week even though Dad as usual said 'are we bothering with a tree this year? It will be brilliant to see you and hear all about your travels. Have been in touch with Simon he is going to send me bank details etc so that we can recompense him. Spoke to Mike the other day h=- he asked how you were getting on and said to send his love - he is not coming home for xmas this year - but we will probably go over to see him and Blanca soon - either early Jan or Feb.
    Bye for now Sar
    Lots of love from me Dad and Mike. xxx

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  42. Zulu 3, Eleonora Vollebregt,
    Hallo Noor,

    Hier weer even een berichtje van ons.Wij zijn aan het aftellen tot de 18e, wat gaat het snel. Hopelijk heb je ook deze laatste drie weken veel plezier en geniet je van het mooie land. Inmiddels is hier Tommie gearriveerd en hij heeft het prima naar zijn zin, zelfs met die Dikke Beer samen gaat het goed.Je moet maar snel komen kijken anders wordt hij al zo groot. Hij is superlief maar ook lekker ondeugend. In de gordijnen hangen vindt hij erg leuk!!!!! Kortom ik ben hard bezig om hem dagelijks op te voeden. Hij vindt het ook erg leuk om lekker bij je op schoot te kruipen.Ik had net je moeder nog aan de lijn, die is druk bezig met de voorbereidingen van het feest. Het zal er weer allemaal prachtig uitzien en wij hebben er zin in. De Sint heeft inmiddels Nederland weer verlaten. Dit jaar geloofde Milou ook niet meer maar er moest natuurlijk nog wel uitgebreid Sint gevierd worden. Ze hebben iets nieuws voor de Wii met leuke spellen erbij dus kom maar snel uitproberen. Ok lieve Noor geniet nog deze laatste week, een goede terugvlucht en tot gauw, liefs Nini en iedereen van de familie uit Reeuwijk!

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  43. Alice Hall Zulu 4

    Hi Alice
    Writing this on 10/12/11 so you might see it for your birthday

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    HAVE A GREAT DAY . . . .

    Hope you tum is better!?

    Lots of love Dad
    xxxxxx

    PS some time can you translate/interpret what Jessica wrote . . not entirely sure I quite followed it all
    ;)

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  44. Hilmar Heijmans, 11L Zulu 4
    Lieve Hilmar,

    Alle kaarten zijn tegelijk aangekomen en iedereen was blij verrast. Tante Jenny moest ontzettend lachen om haar eigen grapje van liefh .....En ze vindt het helemaal geweldig dat jij dat hebt overgenomen van Opa. Ook fijn om te lezen dat je het zo naar je zin hebt.Ben wel stiekem de dagen aan het aftellen en verheug mij erop dat je straks weer thuis zal zijn. Verbaas mij ook over hoe snel deze periode is gegaan. Het weer wordt hier steeds guurder.Verder gaat hier alles zijn gangetje. Verbouwing schiet niet echt op maar in januari ga ik eens proberen vaart er achter te zetten, het heeft nu wel lang genoeg geduurd. Lieve Hil we hebben het vaak over je en er zijn veel mensen die naar je vragen. Kom je nog even op skype als je terug bent? Heel veel liefs Xx mama

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  45. Mi Julie! (ZULU 2) Hows trek going miss? Back homes seems proper boring na fell straight back into my old routine :( Hope your enjoying yourself anyways and speak soon! xxxx chelsie xxx

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  46. Jasper (Jazzzzyyy!) Hope your enjoying Nicaragua :) Been back in England in the cold and wet is shit! Iv added you on facebook so il speak to you on there when your home! Speak soon amigo xxx chelsie xx

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  47. Hey Laura! Hows the trek going? You enjoying the sunshine cos its been proper snowing in Scotland! Its reight shit been back home na boo hoo! missing the raleigh family! Il speak to you on facebook when your home anyways! xxx chelsie xxx

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