Projects Abroad Volunteer Travel Blog
Whilst the fireworks in Sydney blew me away, and a street party in Cambodia will long remain the funniest, my most memorable New Year’s Eve has to be that of 2011. Mountains, glaciers, M&Ms and stalkers – just a few of the things that made our new year in El Chalten one to remember.
Thailand welcomes several million foreign tourists each year and for many an elephant ride is high on their to-do list. In this blog, I outline the suffering that these animals undergo in the name of entertainment and how tourists, often unwittingly, are fuelling this demand. I also look at those establishments that get it right so that you are armed with alternative ways to see elephants should you so choose.
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.
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