Projects Abroad Volunteer Travel Blog
2013 is slowly drawing to a close, so I thought I’d end this year’s blog with a selection of my favourite images taken from around the world this year. Looking through some of these images is really starting to give me itchy feet!
Did you know that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia after a local shepherd noticed his sheep became hyperactive after eating the leaves of the coffee plant? No? Well, read this blog and you’ll learn a few more fun facts about Ethiopia.
Argentina is a popular travel destination, famous for the Argentine tango, the wild Patagonian landscape, beef production, and for Aconcagua – the highest point of the Andean mountain range. In this blog, guest blogger Maria Kruk runs through her top places to go in Argentina.
In the past calendar year, approximately 100 million sharks have been killed by humans. The collapse of shark numbers is of huge concern to conservationists. In this blog I interview a shark expert to find out more about these misunderstood animals, why you should help protect them and the simple steps that we can all take whilst on our travels to boost their chances of survival.
Most travellers don’t experience any trouble whilst off on their adventures, but it is worth knowing the precautions to take before you go, while you are away, and what to do if you lose your passport abroad. This blog will give you a few tips that will help to keep your travels as stress-free as possible.
Programme Advisor Nisha Dhanani has recently returned from a 2 Week trip to Nepal. On this, her first trip to Asia, she spent some time visiting a few Projects Abroad volunteers and also managed to cram in a fair bit of adventure. I caught up with her to find out more.
Projects Abroad Programme Advisor Beth spends most of her time talking to potential volunteers and offering advice on various destinations and voluntary projects. Beth has recently returned from a 2 week trip to South Africa, so I caught up with her to find out what she got up to.
From living the nomadic life to hiking at the ‘end of the world’, in the second instalment of this two-part blog, I share with you my top travel destinations for culture, walks, wildlife and those special places that you never want to leave.
Travelling and volunteering abroad has become one of the most popular things to do in retirement. We’ve put together a list of the best places to travel for culture, food, walks, cities, wildlife, memorable experiences and those special places that you never want to leave.
Bolivia is undoubtedly one of the most breathtakingly beautiful countries on earth and definitely a destination for the more adventurous. When travelling in this country, there are a number of things that should simply not be missed. I have put together a list of my top recommendations for things to do in Bolivia based on my personal experience.
Last night I held a webinar with Craig Ferriman on his 5 tips on how to become a journalist. Craig is the Assistant News Editor at Channel 4 News, but more importantly he is a former Projects Abroad volunteer! We recorded the webinar and now you can watch it here or download a copy.
Bolivia is not exactly renowned for its cuisine, but my experiences of Bolivian food weren’t all that bad. One of the tastiest snacks I tried on my travels was the salteña - a hand-held pasty filled with meat, vegetables and spices, all of which are mixed together in a sort of soup.
Projects Abroad sends hundreds of people to volunteer in Peru every year and many choose to go travelling after their project. Besides Machu Picchu, very few have much in the way of ideas regarding where to go and what to do in Peru. I have put together a list of my top recommendations for things to do in Peru based on my personal experience.
Peru’s landscape varies enormously and naturally this is reflected in the Peruvian food. Rocoto rolleno is a tasty dish from Arequipa in the Andean region. This was possibly my favourite dish in South America and I have made it several times since I have returned home. Here’s how you can make it yourself…
There’s no denying that Mexico is hard to beat when it comes to food. However, when in a country that boasts palm-fringed beaches, steaming jungles and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, you really can’t afford to spend all day eating! I have put together a list of where to go in Mexico:
Latin America is a land of diversity. Those who have visited this part of the world often find themselves craving the Argentinean parillas and the Mexican street food long after they have left. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore this continent the tasty way!
On Friday 25th January 2013 the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in South Africa organised an outing to feed homeless people living in Cape Town.
There is nowhere quite like Africa. The landscape, the people, the food, the climate – they vary from country to country. Travelling in Africa can be exhilarating, frustrating, exciting and shocking. I've provided a few tips that I hope anybody planning on travelling in Africa will find useful.
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