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Silverbacks and baby gorillas

After three hours of trekking through the wet and slippery undergrowth we take a breath, “we are close” the ranger whispers and motions for us to place our walking poles on the ground. We had been instructed to do this back at the base, the sticks reminding the gorillas of the poachers and hunters who used to roam the dense forest in search of trophies.

Quietly we placed our sticks on the ground, feeling suddenly vulnerable after relying on them so heavily during our climb. The ranger...

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Exploring Rio de Janeiro alone

In the Spring of 2010, a little jaded from a high pressure Travel Sales job in Dublin, I decided to investigate the possibility of moving to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, as I had long been fascinated with Brazilian life and culture, especially the exotic music I had listened to for years. I had taken up Latin Percussion and Drum-kit lessons in Dublin and thought maybe I could one day apply them there….one day…!

With these lofty goals in mind, I set off to Rio for 2 weeks with some...

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Living life on the edge, ice climbing

When I came to Patagonia, I expected to wind down after my travels through Antarctica, after what has been a very hectic year of travel. But Patagonia has forced me to sit up and notice her and continued to challenge me physically, dishing up new challenges and stunning vistas that have left me awestruck at the beauty of this planet we live in. I am on a high. I have just spent the morning with my fellow Tucan Travellers ice climbing Viedma Glacier, Argentina’s largest...

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Tucan Travel attend a Quinceañera

I have been down in this neck of the woods for almost 9 years and unfortunately was never lucky enough to be invited to this special coming of age event of a 15 year old girl in Mexico - until now!

My very good friend Jose Luis (who you would all know as the 'Mayan Sacrifice' guy from the bar in San Cristobal de las Casas who only wears the wrestling t-shirts) thought it would be a great event for the group to experience and share with him.  Truth be told I think he was very nervous and...

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Imagine if we had missed the bus?

An extreme hike up a short hill, Cerro Chato, in Costa Rica makes for a trip of a lifetime for two best friends.

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