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  • First journal before setting off to Udaipur

    Travel Journal from United Kingdom Durham, United Kingdom | Sun Oct 21, 2012

    First journal entry with only 5 days left before my long awaited trip to India, and eager to be on my way now.  I will be based in Udaipur Rajasthan for six weeks working as a Teaching assistant for Kaya and am looking forward to creating some wonderful memories, meeting lots of new friends on the journey as well as catching up with some old friends there too.  Second trip to India so I know how …

    JennyNicol
    My volunteering adventure in Udaipur, India 2012

  • one week left at Pom Pom

    Travel Journal from Malaysia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia | Mon Oct 15, 2012

    Only one week left at Pom Pom, next Monday it's take off to Semporna for further travel to Kota Kinabalu and than Stockholm here I come. I had my 40'th birthday here which was a very pleasant surprise. I got presents from Amelia, Joe, Tim, Silvia and Isobel. Amelia also made homemade springrolls for dinner which were delicious. I had a really pleasant day even though my family wasn't here. Haven't had …

    AnnaMariaFredriksson
    New year, new adventure

  • Jinny Park - Clinical Medical Placement in Ghana

    Travel Journal from Ghana Accra, Ghana | Fri Sep 07, 2012

    Can you tell us a little bit about your experiences in Ghana? My time in Ghana has been an adventure. What I hoped to achieve and what I actually gain was quite different. I thought that working within the medical field would help me understand what it means to be a doctor or some care giver. Initially that is what I learned, but I also learned the difficulties …

    kayaadvisor
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  • Safe Exit from Canada to Cusco and a Different World

    Travel Journal from Peru Cusco, Peru | Sun Apr 08, 2012

    Having volunteered for various organizations in Canada but taught international development to post-grad students, I decided it was time to step outside my comfort zone and take a volunteer vacation abroad.  After all the talk about how to stay safe in South America, the most frightening part of the trip was getting out of Canada. The flight was delayed by about 3 hours because as the airline director stated "the …

    LeslieHetherington
    Promoting Inca-Inspired Peruvian Jewellery

  • Mandela Day fun and building in the sun

    Travel Journal from South Africa Kruger Park, South Africa | Tue Aug 28, 2012

    South Africa is always a popular destination for wildlife lovers. Volunteers stay on the game reserve to take part in our “Black Rhino, elephant and big cat research project” and get their clicking fingers in motion as part of our “Photography and conservation project”. As usual the volunteers have been busy, but have spared us a little time for an update, and have filled us in with what they have …

    kayaadvisor
    Updates from the South African bush!

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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