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  • Zambezi Holiday Club Teaching

    Travel Journal from Zambia Livingstone, Zambia | Sat Jan 25, 2014

    Although my volunteer trip has sadly come to an end and limited wifi prevented me from blogging while in Zambia, I still wanted to share a bit about my experience with the Kaya community. The time I spent volunteering went by so quickly, but the memories will stick with me forever. I will never forget the way the kids’ faces would light up from the slightest things, like when we would …

    MarissaSutera
    Teaching in Zambia

  • Day 13 (17-10-13)

    Travel Journal from Ecuador Puyo, Ecuador | Thu Oct 17, 2013

    Today is my last working day here at Yanacocha and i've got to say, i'm really going to miss this place and the people who make it a success. They are doing such good work with the animals here and it's a very good set up and well run. Everyone has been really nice to me and accommodating with regards to my lack of Espanol! The food has been good, …

    MichaelRushby
    Ecuador Adventure

  • Day 2 South Africa

    Travel Journal from South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Tue Oct 01, 2013

    Day two south Africa started at 5.50 do go on a dawn trail. Wrapped up in blankets and half asleep, saw some black and blue wilderbeasts a giraffe, the 3 types of boc. Still trying to track the lion and not much about, saw an incredible sunrise so was worth getting up that early. Today we went to the petting farm where we spent time brushing a horses maine, body …

    CherylWilsher
    South Africa - Cheryl & Carwyn - The Big 5 in Port Elizabeth & Arts and Craft/I.T Bus East London Projects

  • Dawn drives and a lion cub up close

    Travel Journal from South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Tue Oct 01, 2013

    Another great day on the game reserve! Started with an unexpected 5.30am dawn drive in the reserve. really cool to see the park wake up and some ace sunrise shots. Saw a hippo having his early morning swim and plenty of water boc ( look like they coild come from Canada with their bog coats, they've got a white 'follow me' ring on  their ass). Also saw some baby spring …

    CarwynJones
    Carwyn and Cheryl's Kaya Adventure in S. Africa

  • The Importance of a Travel Journal

    Travel Journal from United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom | Wed Jul 24, 2013

    So it’s been a whole two years since I travelled out to Kenya and Tanzania to start my volunteer experience abroad. Time has gone by so quickly, with the mad rush of coming back to the UK, moving into a new home and finding a job I’ve barely had time to think about my experiences volunteering abroad! Memories flooded back to me when I was tidying out my studio just last …

    HannahUtley
    Hannah's Travel Experiences

Travel Articles

  • Check Out These Great Blogs and Websites Before you Travel!

    Tue May 24, 2011

    If you’re looking for some inspiring travel sites to browse through on the net before you head off for your volunteer project, why not check out some of our favourites below and get lost in the cacophony of news sites, travel updates, blogs and much more! Wanderlust http://www.wanderlust.co.u…  Read More

  • Travel Tips for the Philippines: Part 2

    Thu May 19, 2011

    For the second part of my travel tips for the Philippines I just want to let you know about some of the trips you can take if have a long weekend or a little longer to spare. I firstly want to start by talking about my favourite place in the Philippines.  It’s not that close to Tacloban …  Read More

  • Travel Tips for the Philippines: Part 1

    Thu May 19, 2011

    During the passed three years of my life I have spent one and a half of these living in the Philippines.  I started by doing a six month stint as a volunteer, then, after a year travelling around Australia, a few months travelling Asia and a little bit of time back in the UK, I returned to the…  Read More

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Volunteered

    Mon May 16, 2011

    Do your research into the country that you’re travelling to... For many this will be the first thing on your To Do list, but make sure you know the area that you are going too. It is all well and good looking at the country as a whole and the big tourist attractions or amazing places to visit…  Read More


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    Advice and Tips for the Philippines

    This is to provide inside tips about travelling around the Philippines.

    Topic Money in the Philippines

    Started by kayaadvisor, 0 Reply

    To all those travelling to the Philippines let me just tell you that as soon as possible change one of your P500 or P1000 notes and get some 20, 50 and 100 Peso notes. Try and do this before you get a taxi for example because many taxi drivers will say they do not have change and you will end up paying far too much for your taxi ride. Also, when travelling by taxi always use a metre taxi and make sure that they switch it on so you don't get ripped off!

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