‘I wished our first meeting hadn’t started an hour and a half late…at least not the very first one!’ Mihalis laughed, pointing to an invisible watch on his hairy wrist. ‘This isn’t the kind of Greece you know…time doesn’t exist in Ikaria!’ His explosive laugh caused us, the foreign volunteers, to pause with our buttered […]
Umdoni Wildlife Project – Volunteer for Wildlife
The Umdoni Wildlife Project is based in the beautiful South Coast area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The project is run in partnership with Wildlife Parks Africa, an organization dedicated to saving wildlife in Africa. We are working to save some of the wildlife reserves and last remaining natural coastal forest in the South Coast area. […]
How Volunteering Helped Me To See The Real Thailand
Thailand will always be one my favorite travel destinations, and I’m certainly not alone in thinking this. In fact, every year literally millions of people from all over the world choose Thailand as a place to spend their vacations. And it’s hard to blame them. The country has everything that any traveler could ever want. […]
48 Hours in Beijing, China.
48 Hrs in Beijing: What to see and do as a backpacker! The capital city of China, Beijing (called Jing in short), is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. It’s not just because Beijing holds some of the best relics of The Great Wall, but mainly because the city holds an […]
A Volunteers Diary: Perhentian Islands, Malaysia.
As we bounced over the crashing, inky blue waves our pale faces scrunched up like old newspaper, trying to avoid the sight of the stormy sea ahead, with horizontal sea spray lashing at us, we quivered as the boat rose higher into the air while we instilled all of our trust in a rather […]