For the preparation of my environmental sciences studies at university, I thought it would be a good idea to get some work experience and spend some time in nature. I stumbled across this place in the internet and applied for three months of volunteering.
I worked with Wilo, Christian and Leo everyday. All three of them are very funny, so no day of work went without laughter and giggles. I learned so much from Wilo, he was like a mentor to me and taught me about the jungle, it’s maintenance and woodcarving. I even acquired gardening and cooking skills.
In our free time all the interns and volunteers would come together go on jungle adventures, trek to a waterfall hike. We would wake up early to see birds and stay up late to try and find anything living and moving, e.g. like an armadillo. One of my favorite things was to learn from Nicole, Wilo and Laura about all the birds and spend the morning bird banding. I learned so incredibly much and I’m so grateful that there’s people in this world like Wilo and Nicole, who spend everyday protecting it!
This is a truly magical place, it’s beyond beautiful! You’re right there in this mystical so pure and untouched paradise.
I miss Wilo, Nicole, Toga, Klecks and Bagira so much. Can’t wait to come and visit again after I finished University!