Projects Abroad Volunteer Travel Blog
2014 has raced by for me, but the end of another year is always a good time to reflect on the last twelve months. To end 2014 here are some of my favourite images taken by staff and volunteers in our destinations over the past year.
Samantha Corbett works in our Global Information Office in Cape Town. In this blog she encourages you to get off the beaten track in her beloved city and explore some of Cape Town’s lesser known, but equally worthwhile attractions.
In this post we focus on a travel challenge a bit closer to home. Guest blogger Joanna Glyde tells us about cycling the South Downs Way, a 100 mile cycling route in the south of England. Jo is joined on her challenge by Projects Abroad’s UK Recruitment Director, Suzi Lamb.
Part 2 of our Vietnam special and we are heading to the tropical South. Palm-fringed beaches, mad monks and Saharan-like sand dunes – this country is full of surprises!
Vietnam offers the keen traveller an intoxicating mix of tantalising cuisine, spectacular scenery and enchanting culture. In this blog, I share my top things to do in North Vietnam.
From the lantern-lit streets of chilled-out Chengdu to the intense crowds and pace of life in the capital, China really does blow you away. Some of my most memorable experiences ended up involving traditional Chinese food and drink in some way. In this blog, I’m going to share some of my favourites.
In my opinion, there is no best time to visit Thailand. Whilst some remote destinations may be difficult to access during the rainy season, you shouldn’t let the weather put you off - there is always something going on somewhere! So, rather than wondering whether you should go at all, look at it more as where you should go when. I’ve provided some of my suggestions for each month of the year to help you decide.
From mass slaughters and miserable living conditions to hushed-up attacks on humans – in this blog we look beyond the dolphin smile and ask whether or not it’s time to kick swimming with dolphins off the bucket list.
Camera trap images of animals are increasingly being used to raise conservation awareness. Some of these images are amusing, others have captured rare or elusive animals. All show incredible scenes that you would never get to see up close or in person.
Projects Abroad is offering you the chance to win a Highlander Explorer 60+20 litre Teal Travel Backpack. We’re also throwing in a Travel Essentials Kit for good measure! Read our blog to find out how you can enter.
With the FIFA World Cup just around the corner, the question on everyone’s lips is ‘does England have a chance?’ Let's face it - probably not, so in this blog we have put together a list of things to do in Brazil when England get knocked out.
Earlier this year, Programme Advisor Heidi decided to take her 6 year old son volunteering in Sri Lanka. In this blog I catch up with her to find out what they got up to.
In this post, guest blogger Joe Jamieson talks about his time spent in the jungles of Thailand where he met a Buddhist monk with a predilection for punk music.
At the end of February, I embarked upon an ambitious road trip in South Africa. The rainbow nation has something for everyone: mountains, beaches, forests, deserts, wildlife… take your pick! Here are my top 10 things to do in South Africa.
Whether or not to get the rabies vaccination – that age old question that most travellers find themselves asking at some point. In this guest post, registered nurse Jane Bell dispels some common myths and explains who should get the vaccination.
In this post, guest blogger Joanna Glyde talks about her gap year in Nepal, and what made her give up a great career to take a second gap year twelve years later.
India is a country like no other. It’s a full-on assault on the senses: bursting with colour, buzzing with life and everywhere you go the enticing aroma of spices fills the air. In such a big country, it’s hard to know where to begin, so in this blog I list my top 10 things to do in India.
Travelling alone as a female can be a daunting prospect. After reading some of the advice and safety tips out there, you could be put off travelling altogether. All too often this advice has been given by somebody who has never visited the destination they are offering advice on. In this blog, I speak to a number of my female colleagues who have experience of travelling solo to find out what their tips and advice would be.
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.
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