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  • A way for you to see my pictures.

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Sat Jun 30, 2012

    So... Here's the confession, for some reason the iPad doesn't let me upload photos onto this site, so I've had to make Mira put them up! I have managed to find a way for you to see all my photos if you arent a Facebook user! Simply click on the link below! :) http://www.bootsphoto.com/album/1331813064

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    Photos!

  • Kaya Volunteer Summer 2012 Photo Contest

    Travel Journal from United Kingdom United Kingdom | Fri Jun 29, 2012

    Do you have awesome photos from traveling abroad? Submit them for Kaya Volunteer’s Summer 2012 Photo Contest! Use the following categories to guide you in submitting your photos. There will be one overall winner selected. Limit of 5 photos per entrant. You must own the photo or have permission to use it. Entrants also agree that Kaya Volunteer may use the photos for marketing purposes. CATEGORIES: Submit your best travel photo …

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    Kaya Volunteer Summer 2012 Photo Contest

  • Ears... I hate them!

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Thu Jun 28, 2012

    Hey,Sorry it's been a while (well only a few days really!) but anyway...I have been a tad unwell with these ear infections, I got back to the shelter after a couple of nights off and seemed to turn feverish. I'm still not sure if I'm hot or if I'm cold! So annoying. I'm secretly hoping this is all going to be of great benefit to the weight loss plan!I decided …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    Checking in.

  • Goodbye Sandra and hello to new beautiful experiences.

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Sun Jun 24, 2012

    Another very busy day Morning at the shelter today! Our cosa girls went swimming so 4 volunteers went with them and then we had lots of the community kids coming in for English lessons, so I took the younger ones and another volunteer took the older ones. At first it was going really well, they were quite young and really didn't know much at all... So so realised I needed …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    Just another beautiful day.

  • The wonderful fah and the hope of ear amputation.

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Sat Jun 23, 2012

    I've had quite a busy day after about 2 and a half hours sleep last night! As you know weekends here are our busiest times as the girls are around all day, plus we get some of the community kids coming in. Anyway so I got a message from nicci last night saying she would take me to the pharmacy first thing. When she arrived, she said shall we take …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    A loooooong day!

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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