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  • Return to Thanda


    by: DavidBooth

    created on: Jan 29, 2013 | London, United Kingdom

    I have decided to return to Thanda in March as a researcher having been involved with the photography course the first time. The Thanda project offers so much variety, with regular views of the big 5, game drives, bush walks, conservation, good photographic opportunities throughout the trip, and the potential to become involved with the community by visiting local schools and assist in teaching. The weekend trips to such places …

  • Visa Issue


    by: LincolnHe

    created on: Jan 20, 2013 | Pennsylvania, United States

    Getting ready for Peru, all pumped up just have to get my visitor visa now!

  • Technophobic


    by: SuzyPowell

    created on: Jan 05, 2013 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    As I type this, I'm sitting in my study at home in front of my getting-old-but-still-adequate p.c. and wondering, when I go volunteering to Thailand, do I need a laptop/notbook/ipad/ipod, or not? Part of my plan whilst volunteering was to escape all the demands of technology. Having to keep a check on my inbox, reply to texts, figure out which of the 3 remote controls for the tv turns up the …

  • Watching the antics of the North Pride were one of the highlights of the trip. Photographs enclosed.

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    by: DavidBooth

    created on: Nov 24, 2012 | London, United Kingdom

    I am just back from a wonderful 4 weeks at the Thanda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal on the wildlife photography and conservation project. The time flew by as we were kept very involved in a wide range of activities, including an excellent photography course given by Emil von Maltitz ( ), game drives, bush walks, conservation clearing a boma for the new female cheetah and clearing away some small trees, …

  • T minus 5 days...


    by: AndreaScheffler

    created on: Oct 29, 2012 | Vancouver, Canada

    Not too much to say yet - I am just in the final few days before this trip to Africa. I booked this way back in the spring and can't believe how fast time went by! I think I am ready... I know a lot of you are old hat at this kind of travel but it's sort of a big huge first for me so I must say, a …

  • First journal before setting off to Udaipur


    by: JennyNicol

    created on: Oct 21, 2012 | Durham, United Kingdom

    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 …

  • one week left at Pom Pom

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    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Oct 14, 2012 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    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 …

  • Safe Exit from Canada to Cusco and a Different World

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    by: LeslieHetherington

    created on: Aug 31, 2012 | Cusco, Peru

    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 …

  • New arrivals, full camp

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    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Oct 04, 2012 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Been busy days lately, we had 4 new arrivals so now we're 13 at camp in total. A lot of time is spent on cooking, washing up and cleaning up but fortunately Joe has taken the time to give me lessons.There is still a lot to learn and only 2 weeks left of my stay here, I don't know how that will work out, but I will in two weeks …

  • Back at Pom Pom

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    by: AnnaMariaFredriksson

    created on: Sep 21, 2012 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    It's been productive 2 weeks in Kota Kinabalu. The first days was spent sitting and resting my infected foot but after a few days in clean environment it started slovly to get better which meant that I could continue my studies in Kota Kinabalu. We were at the fish market, mangroves, rocky shore, sandy shore and went to visit a fish farm and a shrimp farm.Got a lot of studying done …

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