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Expectations vs Reality

Expectations vs Reality

If you sign up for the GVI Jalova wildlife project, good job! But make sure that you read the checklist for your backpack very well. Because I actually forgot to read it and I packed my bag with stuff that I hoped that would be necessary. I had some thoughts about...

Barry the Amazing Boa

Barry the Amazing Boa

Once upon a time there lived in the beautiful base of Jalova, a boa constrictor. He lately lived under a branch and some iron roof sheets behind the volunteers dorm and next to the volunteers bathrooms. On a sunny day Kellie had to go to the bathroom so badly. On her...

Laundry in the jungle!

Laundry in the jungle!

Let’s be frank; life in the jungle is no picnic. Whether it is the mosquitos, the heat, the rain, or suffering a last-minute defeat in the nightly card game, things can get you down. But there is one aspect of daily existence here at Jalova that is often over-looked...