How To Spend Your Free Time When Volunteering Abroad
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
Spending time as a volunteer abroad is one of the most fulfilling, enjoyable and interesting forms of travel possible. You get the invaluable opportunity to visit real communities in some of the most fascinating rural areas of exotic countries, meet the local people, learn new skills and, most importantly, contribute positively to a great cause of your choice. Just take a look at some of our volunteer abroad reviews to see how rewarding an experience it can be. But aside from the actual work, volunteers get an incredible opportunity to spend some time in a foreign country. Our volunteers gener ..read more
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7 Amazing Places Close to Costa Rica
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
If you’re planning a trip to volunteer in Costa Rica, or even just want to visit for a vacation, you should definitely not overlook a visit to the surrounding countries of Nicaragua and Panama. These bordering countries are criminally overlooked by most tourists, but they have an enormous amount to offer anybody willing to take a little time out of their schedule to visit. A great thing about these countries for anybody spending some time in Costa Rica is that many of the best sights in Nicaragua and Panama are within a day’s reach. Most tourists aren’t really aware that they are so close and ..read more
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Why You Should Volunteer Teaching IT Skills in Ghana
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
Ghana is a fascinating country to visit, and there is an almost endless selection of things to see and do, from the stunning coastline to the vast national parks, historical sights, and much more. There is also a vibrant, positive culture, involving lots of food, drink, markets, parties, and a general enjoyment of life. The country is in an exciting period of change. It is currently going through an economic, industrial, educational, and technological revolution that is likely to continue for many years, transforming the face of the country. As the economy grows, and as the international touri ..read more
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Why Southeast Asia is the ultimate backpacker paradise
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
Southeast Asia is a region of Asia, consisting of the countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as some small island dependencies. With around 10% of the world’s population, and covering a vast area of roughly 450 million km2, it is a diverse and economically important region. It’s also one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, particularly countries like Thailand, which welcomes many millions of tourists each year. It’s no surprise that people flock to the region, as it has such an enormous ..read more
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A Guide To Experiencing Real Costa Rican Culture
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
The Central American nation of Costa Rica is an exotic paradise of delights for travelers and regularly ranks as one of the world’s top tourist destinations. There is so much on offer in this compact country that its popularity is not surprising. For beach lovers, there are some of the best beaches on the planet, with dazzling pristine sand, clear warm waters and world-class surfing. Nature lovers are drawn to the mind-boggling array of plant and animal life, ranging from the lush protected rainforests that cover much of the landmass, to underwater life filling the coastal waters, lake, and ri ..read more
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5 Of Thailand’s Most Underappreciated Island Getaways
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
There are endless reasons to visit Thailand, and you could spend a lifetime exploring everything that it has to offer visitors. But something that really stands out when most people think of ‘The Land of Smiles’ is its collection of stunningly beautiful islands. Millions of tourists fly in every year with the sole intention of kicking back and enjoying the laid-back island life. And you can’t blame them. They truly are exceptionally beautiful, and pretty much fulfill every cliched daydream you can think of. White pristine sands, sparkling emerald waters, colorful sea-life – the list goes on ..read more
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How To Get Off The Beaten Track In Ghana
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
Ghana is a fascinating and eye-opening destination. Full of rich history and culture, fabulous scenery and diverse wildlife, it is any volunteer traveler’s dream. Now, I’d be lying if I were to describe Ghana as a tourist hub – it is certainly much further from the tourist radar than other African countries like, say, South Africa or Kenya. However, its popularity is on the rise. Photo by Stig Nygaard The political situation is stable, and this has allowed the economy to grow steadily for many years. Living standards are gradually improving, a small middle class is evolving and more effo ..read more
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How Volunteering Helps You See The Real Thailand
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
Thailand is a hugely popular tourist destination, and numbers are rapidly increasing, year on year. Growing tourism in the country is a great thing in many ways. But one unfortunate side effect is that as more visitors come, the more the authentic culture that drew visitors there in the first place is diluted. Well, thankfully there is an excellent way to avoid missing out on the authenticity. Something you may not realize is that it’s also an excellent volunteer destination. One of the best things about being a volunteer in Thailand – besides the fact that you get to make a positive impact on ..read more
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Alternative activities to try in Ghana
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
The West African gem that is Ghana is a beautiful, exciting, and fascinating country for any visitor. Despite the fact that it is relatively overlooked by international travelers, there is actually an enormous amount to see and do. There is a lot of information online about the obvious attractions, like the capital city Accra and the fabulous beaches. But if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you may struggle to find good advice. Ghana has so much to offer travelers that it’s only a matter of time before word spreads. The country is one of Africa’s most successful stories ..read more
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Why you shouldn’t be afraid to travel alone
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by Annette Obese-Larbi
2y ago
Travel is without a doubt one of the ultimate ways to broaden your mind, learn about yourself, and enjoy your life. The lessons, memories, and friends that you will come home with are invaluable, and I genuinely believe that it makes you a more well-rounded, humble, and knowledgeable person. But what happens if you’ve always wanted to travel, but you don’t have anybody to join you on your trip? It’s dangerous and lonely to travel alone, right? Unfortunately, these kinds of thoughts commonly prevent many prospective travelers from ever leaving the comfort of their lives at home. This is a huge ..read more
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