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Meet the Corona crew !
Episode 13 : Carmen

We find ourselves in a unique situation at EV: the whole team has been here for at least 3 months! We would like to introduce you to this ‘Corona Crew’, today meet Carmen!

Carmen is 19 and comes from The Netherlands. She initially planned to stay for 3.5 months, but it looks more like it’s going to be 5 months now. When we asked other volunteers to describe Carmen they all more or less agreed: she is always smiling and happy and she is excited by everything, a quality very appreciated by our volo-family.

What Carmen loves about the jungle is seeing the silhouette of the trees in front of the stars, the sounds, the simplicity but chaos of life and the colours. “It’s basically just beautiful!” The most difficult thing about being in the jungle is that your clothes have to dry for 3 weeks if it’s raining a lot. 

Meet the Corona crew !
Episode 12 : Kim

We find ourselves in a unique situation at EV with a very stable crew: the whole team has been here for at least 3 months! We would like to introduce you to this ‘Corona Crew’, today learn more about Kim!

This 21-years-old “Dutchie” arrived on the 9th of March and was supposed to stay 2 months, but is very happy to stay longer. For her co-volunteers it’s not difficult to imagine what made her stay longer: It’s definitely the kinkajous that convinced her. Kim, you must know, has a bit of a crazy obsession for kinkajous but she has some more obsessions, for example taking pictures. Kim happily combines these obsessions as well, which is the reason that we hear at least 10 times a day: “Who wants to see a cute picture of Kiko (our male kinkajou)?”

Definitely another of Kim’s obsessions is vegan food. Therefore, we couldn’t do anything else other than asking her for her favorite jungle-meal. Kim’s eyes started shining when she told us: “Guacamole for breakfast, lunch & dinner! But also veggie burgers, pasta white sauce & pizza” 

Meet the Corona crew !
Episode 11 : Manon

We find ourselves in a unique situation at EV: the whole team has been here for lots of months now! We would like to introduce you to this ‘Corona Crew’, today meet Manon!

Manon (28) is our “Frenchie” with her lovely accent. For how long is she staying? Manon: “That is a good question, between 1 year and 10 years.” Co-volunteer Emma describes Manon as “a very fancy lady in the least fancy place on earth, she definitely keeps the party going out here in the jungle.”

Manon is often spotted on the bench or on the stairs, watching the jungle and the animals she obviously loves a lot.

 What does she love so much about the jungle?

I love the noises; the rainforest is always alive. The jungle looks different every time. When you go to the waterfall for example, the path is never the same. The light is moving, the water is higher, trees have fallen down; you always find something different to see. My best moment is when I wake up around 5:30 and I see the clouds in between the trees. You feel how the rainforest wakes up and is breathing. And of course, I love all the animals you can find in the jungle, everywhere you walk there are some monkeys around!