The art of Gibberish

April 1, 2011

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I saw this online today and found it absolutely hilarious. My overall summation would be that both points are extremely well argued, and it’s too close, at this stage, to judge who won the argument. And as for the content, well, potentially something to do with socks? Anyway, enjoy! Advertisements

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Panthera tigris tigris et Lynx pardinus

April 1, 2011

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Con·ser·va·tion (noun): Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect I read some great news from the conservation world this week that I thought I’d share with you, albeit slightly later than planned due to failed internet connection on my part! On Monday it was announced that numbers of the Indian tiger in the wild had […]

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Le Colonel…

March 30, 2011

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So there’s a guy that we work with called ‘Colonel’ Atamato. Although we tend to just call him by his name. And despite sounding Japanese, he is actually 100% Congolese. He is the conservateur principal of the Upemba National Park (our project) and works for the ICCN (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature), […]

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Jazz Club – niiiice

March 29, 2011

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Through the wonders of modern technology (blogs, twitter, mobile phones etc), I managed to meet up with a fellow Lubumbashi Brit last Friday night. His name is Ian and he has been working out here for a number of years, doing some marvellous and hugely important work at a street children charity here in Lubumbashi, […]

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Chimpalicious

March 26, 2011

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I went to visit a chimpanzee sanctuary in Lubumbashi on Wednesday morning with Rob and Alan. The name of the sanctuary is JACK (Jeunes Animaux Confiscés au Katanga – Young Animals Confiscated in the Katanga Province); the owners’ children originally gave the name ‘Jack’ to the first chimpanzee that entered the centre. He unfortunately died […]

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Home sweet office

March 22, 2011

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Well, I thought it was about time I showed you what our house/office looks like. Apologies for the delay but I’ve been having to deal with intermittent internet connection and power cuts! This is the Congo after all. So, let’s begin. Our office is located on Avenue de Kabalo in Lubumbashi, for any interactive map […]

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Dr Congo, I presume?

March 18, 2011

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Well it turns out I am definitely in the Congo, which is a pretty strange realization. Seems to have hit home quite quickly though, which is lucky. In fact the strangest thing about it is that it really doesn’t feel strange at all. It feels…well…for lack of a better word, normal. Quite homely and comforting […]

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