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Expectations vs Reality

Expectations vs Reality

If you sign up for the GVI Jalova wildlife project, good job! But make sure that you read the checklist for your backpack very well. Because I actually forgot to read it and I packed my bag with stuff that I hoped that would be necessary. I had some thoughts about...

Laos: A small paradise

Laos: A small paradise

I may have only been in Laos for 2 weeks, but it took just a few days to fall in love with the place. Volunteering with GVI Laos has been the best experience of my life, so much so that I have already booked to come back again next year for longer! I remember being...

Rice, rice, and more rice

Week 1: Getting used to Kochi, starting project work It’s been nearly a week in India but it’s felt like a full month already. Fort Kochi, the northern part of a peninsula called Kochi right off the main city called Ernakulum, is definitely an interesting area. Fort...