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  • Thai Language Taster Session

    Travel Journal from United Kingdom London, United Kingdom | Tue May 31, 2011

    As I haven't visited Thailand before, although I would really love to! I have no understanding of the language, so I was looking forward to learning about the language at our Thai Cultural Day. We were lucky enough to have one of SOAS' university lecturer's give us two taster sessions- he was a real expert and knew so much about Thai language and culture. He talked to us about the different …

    CharlotteTaylor
    Kaya's Thai Cultural Day at SOAS, May 2011

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    Travel Journal from Ireland Dublin, Ireland | Sat Apr 21, 2012

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  • Preparation to GO

    Travel Journal from Ireland Galway, Ireland | Wed May 04, 2011

    Only Hours left until i depart for Belize. I'm starting to feel the nerves now. All Packed and waiting for the clock to slowly tic down....

    HelenMoran
    Belize Adventure

  • Philippines to Jakarta

    Travel Journal from Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia | Mon Mar 28, 2011

    After my last minute dash to pack I'm finally on my way to Indonesia.  My experience so far has been great.  I've had to fly  via Jakarta to get to Manada (my final destination), and everyone I've met along the way has been so friendly.  The Indonesian woman I sat next to on the plane invited me to stay at her house and said she would cook for me and …

    MiraMoore
    On the way to Indonesia

  • Borneo Bound

    Travel Journal from Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia | Sun Apr 03, 2011

    I’m now in Penang, Malaysia.  We aren’t going to have any projects here but I had to stop off here as all the flights from Jakarta to Kota Kinabalu were full.  I left Manado at 7am yesterday.  I arrived in Jakarta at 10am and spent the day and night there then caught a 6am flight to Penang.  I arrived in Penang at 9.25am and I have to wait until 8.15pm …

    MiraMoore
    On the way to Borneo

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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