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It’s not all about Cape Town

It’s not all about Cape Town

Sometimes, the best experiences are unplanned and unpredictable. If travelling has taught me anything it’s that going with the flow is the best mantra to live by. Going against my own advice, I pre-booked a ziplining canopy tour with some of the volunteers only to...

5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

5 things to do in Gordon’s Bay

Gordon’s Bay is the Western Cape’s best kept secret. This small seaside town offers both relaxing beaches and adrenaline pumping activities which makes it the perfect retreat for backpackers and families a like. Here is a list of five ‘must-do’s’ in and around Gordons...

Welcome to Laos buffalo dairy

Welcome to Laos buffalo dairy

I signed up with GVI on the 9th of December 2017. Some people come with an expectation, but I didn’t really have anything. No teaching experience and first time in south east Asia alone. All I knew is that I was about to experience something that was going to push me...

Into The Rice Fields

Into The Rice Fields

Day 4 - Thursday 16.11.17 05:30am. The daily rooster riot is in full swing. Everyday all roosters of the village seem to have an X-Factor contest from 04:15 onwards. 06:00am. I have found a fine spot to do my dawn tai chi exercises. The exercise doesn't go too well....

Miss Elephant

Miss Elephant

Day 3 - Wednesday 15.11.17 05:30am. I had a very good night. It remains astonishing how few bugs and insects are in our huts. I haven't had spiders, and can't notice the mosquitoes if they are there. Moths, yes. I have learned from yesterday. I take a 'light'...

A Shark Tale Book Launch in Phang Nga!

A Shark Tale Book Launch in Phang Nga!

Shark Guardian Book Launch Shark Guardian Partnership Educating the younger generation on the importance of sharks across their local marine ecosystems is an important focal point if we are to ensure the survival of these amazing creatures. Thailand has a wide variety...