An Abbots Langley resident has returned from her intrepid trip across the globe to live and work on an animal sanctuary.
Beth Perman, jetted off to Costa Rica at the end of September and returned last month after two weeks of sleeping in a dorm and caring for a bounty of wildlife.
Speaking to AbbotsNews about her experience, Beth said it was “nothing like what I had experienced before”.
She said: “The sanctuary was a very special place, it was beautiful with all the animals. The animals would look at you and bore through your sole, it was incredible.
“I did a skydive at the end and what an experience that was, it was exhilarating. I have a fear of heights and after two weeks of facing my fears I felt I could take on anything.”
Beth added that she would recommend the experience to anyone, no matter how old they are.
She said: “The whole experience was quite unbelievable. I stayed in a dorm with about 12 other people. They were all in their twenties and I was a bit of a mum to them all.
“We worked from six till three every day together. They were from all walks of life and were really lovely people.
“I would say that you’re never too old to do stuff and go out and enjoy yourself.”