Costa Rica Participants Travel Journals And Articles

  • Travel Tips for the Philippines: Part 1

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    MiraMoore

    by: MiraMoore

    created on: May 19, 2011 | Philippines

    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 Philippines where I have spent the passed year doing an internship as …

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Volunteered

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    Kaya Volunteer

    by: Kaya Volunteer

    created on: May 16, 2011 | Tacloban City, Philippines

    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 while you’re there, but be realistic and know where your placement is based, …

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  • Reaching the Heart of a Culture through Volunteering

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    NicciHawkins

    by: NicciHawkins

    created on: Apr 07, 2011 | Tacloban City, Philippines

    With the days still drawing in to an early close, thoughts around the country are wondering to the prospect of travelling abroad, to warmer and more exotic lands. A retreat, a trek, a beach holiday, whatever your drive to get through the cold months I’m sure it’s there, looming in the back of your mind somewhere. But perhaps your drive through the winter months isn’t the prospect of sun, sea …

  • How Disillusionment Leads to Great Things

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    NicciHawkins

    by: NicciHawkins

    created on: Apr 07, 2011 | Tacloban City, Philippines

    What makes us interested in international travel? For some it might be the lure of an exotic country, a recommendation from a friend or the need to flee the rain in the summer (as is often the case in the UK). For me, it was disillusionment with my degree, and the need to get out of London, so I looked to travel and in particular to volunteering as a form …

  • The Positive Effects of Volunteering

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    NicciHawkins

    by: NicciHawkins

    created on: Apr 07, 2011 | Tacloban City, Philippines

    It is an age old debate: ‘should you have to pay to volunteer?’ and the recent media frenzy surrounding unethical and underhand volunteering projects has thrown this subject back in to question once again. With experts from left, right and centre offering up their own opinions on how local communities are being exploited by “Voluntourists” who are seemingly happy to throw money into volunteering as a means to improve their …