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  • Budapest for a day

    Travel Journal from Austria Wien - Donaustadt, Austria | Wed Jan 04, 2012

    After about a 4 hour drive from Zagreb, we made it to Budapest.  We rented a car and found it so fun to road trip our way across Europe.  We got lost a couple times and had some difficulty communicating in Hungarian, but it was all part of the adventure.  To drive in Budapest, you have to stop at one of the gas stations in Hungary to register your car …

    AndreaGarces
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year European Adventure! (to Croatia and more!)

  • Excursions, Gift Giving and Floods

    Travel Journal from Philippines Tacloban City, Philippines | Thu Dec 22, 2011

    With my second month in the Philippines drawing to a close, there’s plenty to update on but I’m going to focus this entry on some of the excursions I’ve been on recently. I had the chance to go on a trip to some waterfalls in Lawaan on the island of Samar. Waking up at 6, I was not in the best of moods and trekking through the jungle in the hot-hot …

    AlexandraBush
    Living in the Philippines

  • Giveaway Intructions & FAQs

    Travel Journal from England London, England | Wed Dec 21, 2011

    Kaya Volunteer Destinations Giveaway To Enter: Entrants must “shout-out” on Kaya Volunteer’s Destinations Giveaway journal entry with a fun fact about one of Kaya’s Volunteer destinations.  Entrants do not have to have been to the destination, or be a past participant of Kaya Volunteer.   Competition Dates: January 2, 2012 – January 16, 2012 Winners: There will be 5 winners; each of which will get 2 tickets and will be announced and featured …

    Kaya Volunteer
    Giveaway Intructions & FAQs

  • The long road to Borneo

    Travel Journal from Malaysia Borneo, Malaysia | Mon Aug 08, 2011

    Working for Kaya in their Philippines office has meant that I’ve been lucky enough to have a number of escapes throughout Asia during my 9 months here. My latest was a trip down to Borneo to check out a new Marine Conservation Project working to help protect the coral reefs which have been affected by decades’ worth of fish bombing. My journey starts here...After a …

    Kaya Volunteer
    Checking out a New Coral Reef Conservation Project in Borneo

  • Home

    Travel Journal from United States Illinois, United States | Sun Nov 13, 2011

    Hi! I've missed this site!  I've been home for a bit more than a month and really look back at our incredible journey so fondly.  I can't wait for our next travels.  I went to Charlotte, NC for a work conference a few days ago which was a nice place to visit.  Sometimes I forget that within my own country there are still a lot of places I want to visit. …

    AndreaGarces
    Honeymoon Volunteer Trip (Chicago to Beijing to Bangkok to Koh Tao...to the Philippines)

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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