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  • Week two at Yana Cocha and Quito

    Travel Journal from Ecuador Puyo, Ecuador | Sun Nov 23, 2014

    Week two at Yana Cocha was a little less overwhelming than the first week since "I knew what I was doing." The tasks are similar each week so I won't bore you with the day to day details like my last post. To start, my stomach felt significantly better but was still not 100%. I decided to start using my water purification drops on the already filtered water just to be …

    ShelbySkinner
    My adventures through Costa Rica, Peru, and Ecuador

  • Wow what a Trip!

    Travel Journal from Kenya Nairobi, Kenya | Mon Sep 01, 2014

    I had hoped to have a wonderful time but this trip surpassed my expectations.  The scenery and richness of the wildlife at Naibosho Conservancy was outstanding and the work of the Conservancy and the Mara Wildlife Conservation Project, which I was privileged to be part of for a short while, must have much to do with this.   My favourite activities were wildlife counting and taking photographs used to identify individual …

    CeliaCarter
    Celia's Trip to Kenya 2014

  • Start of my trip!

    Travel Journal from United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Wed Apr 30, 2014

    Getting excited about my trip to Zambia for two week's. I get to help my favorit animal in the world, monkey's! 

    KelseyStJacquesMason
    Chimp Camp in Zambia!

  • Planning, Planning, Planning

    Travel Journal from United Kingdom London, United Kingdom | Mon May 26, 2014

    Starting to get excited for the Peruvian adventure in November - so far, purchased Fodor's Peru guidebook (it had a pleasing balance of pictures and useful information) and a massive hiking backpack. It's starting to feel like it's really happening! So, here's the (rudimentary) plan: 1. Two weeks with Kaya in the Manu Biosphere Reserve 2. One week (7 days) in some way exploring Cuzco and Machu Picchu Spent the whole afternoon today browsing …

    DariaKwiatkowska
    #1 - Cuzco, Manu Biosphere Reserve & Machu Picchu

  • Preparing to leave regular life.

    Travel Journal from United States Missouri, United States | Mon May 05, 2014

    After spending over a year researching and saving, I have decided to make a change in my life.  I have decided to gain experience overseas in a work field where I have no experience whatsoever.  I have chosen to travel to Australia, get a work visa, and work in an agriculture based work field.  I have never worked on a farm or ranch.  However, I have grown tried of life …

    RobertHunkins
    First Experience Working Overseas - Australia

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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