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  • Photography Expedition to Promote Social Change - June's Expedition 2012

    Travel Journal from Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand | Tue Aug 28, 2012

    There are a number of ways that you can help if you’re keen to help put a stop to human trafficking.  We have 2 volunteer projects in Thailand where your help and support can really make a difference.  Firstly, you can volunteer at a shelter for girls who have been rescued from the sex-trade or who were at high risk of being sold into it. You can also join our Photography …

    kayaadvisor
    Whats going on in Thailand?

  • First Post!

    Travel Journal from Philippines Tacloban City, Philippines | Sat Jun 16, 2012

    So today is my first day in the Philippines, and it has been the longest day ever! After getting up at 6, getting a coach, and three flights I'm exhausted, but I can't wait to go exploring tomorrow! On the first plane to Malaysia I had loads of space and got chatting to a Malaysian girl who was heading home, which made the journey much more fun! And Malaysia has …

    CatherineMelissaHawkesBlackburn
    First Post!

  • Fundraising to build a home for a homeless Filipino family

    Travel Journal from United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom | Tue Jul 24, 2012

    Thanks for taking a look at what I’m doing!  Some of you will know me as you’ve most likely clicked through to this page via the Facebook message I sent out.  Some of you will not know me as you may be an existing or prospective Kaya volunteer just taking a look around.  Whether you know me or not, I’ll explain a little more about who I am and what I’m …

    MiraMoore
    Fundraising

  • Lessons learnt of love and beauty.

    Travel Journal from Thailand Bangkok, Thailand | Mon Jul 16, 2012

    I can't believe I'm going home today!!! :( :( :( I have been quite good until now, but i did have a mini breakdown this morning! So I'm sitting in my hotel drinking the last of my kiwi juice (oh my goodness do they have kiwi juice in england or do i need to buy a lifetime supply now?!) before I have to get the taxi to the airport. I'm …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    In bangkok, preparing to go home.

  • In Limbo...

    Travel Journal from Thailand Bangkok, Thailand | Sat Jul 14, 2012

    Hello! I cant write a long journal because i have limited internet time here! I just want to let you all know I am safe in Bangkok and of course I am missing the girls already but i am also excited to come home and see you all. Bangkok is very different to chiang mai! Its a bit manic but i think its preparing me for england which is good. I think i have …

    HannahKateWhitchurch
    In Bangkok.

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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