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Thoughts on Volunteering Part 2

Volunteering overseas exposes you to people, lifestyles, history and daily life different to anything you would find at home, and as such, encourages you to grow and develop further as a person but there are other aspects to consider as well.
Following on from part 1, here are the rest of my thoughts (or at least another 5 of them) on volunteering overseas. Read more

International Workers Day – Oaxaca style

I knew something was up when I was woken by several large trucks idling at the kerb outside my door at 5.30am Friday morning. The marching band (trumpets, drums, saxophone) coming down the street several hours later confirmed it.
Walking to work I turned the corner to find the street full of people parading down towards the zocalo, each contingent carrying large vinyl signs and hundreds of large trucks parked nose to tail down the sides of the road. It only hit me what was going on after I had passed my first approx. 300 people. Friday was May 1st, and International Workers Day or Día Internacional de los Trabajadores. Read more

Thoughts on Volunteering Part 1

Since I have been volunteering overseas, I have had people email me to ask how I went about organising it, especially since I didn’t go through an official programme like AusAid, Peace Corp or VSA. Most people mention (because it’s also true) volunteering overseas is the best, most life-changing experience you can do. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated