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LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN   (published in Samoa)

August 22, 2016 by   Comments(0)

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Hi all!

AND THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Flying out in 12 days for a 2 week Nutrition Internship to the ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL island of Samoa! OH. MY. WORD. So looking forward to meeting the Project Abroad Team, the other volunteers and doing our bit to help out and make a difference!

Can scarce believe time is flying so fast ...

Busy rushing aorund with last minute prep and trying NOT to freak out about not overpacking, loosing my passport, or missing my flight  .... :O

Which are 3 of the 100 items on the list of "Things Not To Freak Out About"  ... haha.

Well, Tofa for now :)

 

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LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGINhttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/Moeksie/read/424851/let-the-countdown-begin
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN
 

My first week in Koh Sdach (Oct-15), by Pierre-Luc   (published in Cambodia)

October 28, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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At first, to be here I took the worst fly ever and after that I spend 8 hours in a “bus” but in fact it was a 7 seat minivan with 15 people on it but after all it was kind of a fun experience. When I arrived to Koh Sdach I’ve been welcomed by a team of happy staff. At the beginning I was a little scared cause it was my first travel ever but everyone was so nice that all my fear was gone. The first day was really interesting with Rob: we saw a couple of PADI videos and he explained to us a lot of things about diving. The second day we also saw PADI videos, at lunch we went to the beach. It was my first time in salted water, it was special. Then Wednesday we went for our first dive. We practiced a lot of things we saw with Rob. The day after we did a real dive in open water, and it was really nice. I saw for the first time coral (I’ve already seen but only on tv) and a lot of pretty tropical fish that I don’t know the name for now. Thursday, we had a very interesting conference about seahorses. I learned a lot about them like how to recognize the species and how to recognize the gender. Friday we went diving 2 times in the same day. At the end of the second dive I started to feel very comfortable in the water. Every time we go diving we see new corals or new fish so every dive is interesting. I never thought that diving would feel so amazing. When I was in Quebec I thought that the food in Cambodia would be a bit disgusting but I had the great surprise that the food is freaking good. The temperature on the island is pretty extreme for my Canadian ass. All the volunteers including me passed the PADI exam so we can call ourselves “divers”. At the end of the week Rob showed me an awesome place on the island but there is a lot of rubbish. Rob have a great plan for the place. We’ve already a couple of ideas to make this ordinary place full of used shoes and trash a wonderful place where all the community will have fun and where everybody is gonna chill. To conclude, my first weak at Koh Sdach was amazing I had a lot of great surprise, I met a lot of wonderful and nice people, its probably one of the best weeks I ever had even if its freaking hot.

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My first week in Koh Sdach (Oct-15), by Pierre-Luc
 

At the Socials   (published in Philippines)

July 5, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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Spring Rolls making (Lumpia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then weaving of Coconut leaf for Pusò (hanging rice)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At the Socialshttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/jerrol/read/397079/at-the-socials
At the Socials
 

The Great Exchange   (published in Philippines)

June 9, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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Hannah (Wales) anxious about what's gonna happen. Lucas (France) more than excited. Hugo (Canada) the pressure is on you..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am the most difficult patient you will ever encounter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugo is teaching Hannah how to properly suture.

 

 

 

 

We may lack technology here in the Philippines but I am very sure that our skills are sharper than anyone else. I taught them how to do different routes of giving medications and in return Hugo taught us how to suture a laceration.

I just want to give a big shoutout to all the Lefties out there. Yep, we are lefities and we do things differently.

I believe that knowledge is infinite. There is no limit into how much you can learn. I am also learning from you guys.

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The Great Exchangehttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/jerrol/read/394888/the-great-exchange
The Great Exchange
 

One Good Deed: Fans for the Obstetric Ward   (published in Philippines)

May 29, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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Yesterday, William (England) Margot (Netherlands) and Jenna (USA) have given electric fans to the Obstetric Ward as there were no fans in the area. Every Patient had a smile on their faces because it makes them a little comfortable after giving birth.
 
 

 
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One Good Deed: Fans for the Obstetric Ward
 

Daily Routine   (published in Philippines)

May 11, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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Part of our daily routine is taking of vital signs in the ward. The ward was supposed to accommodate 50 patients in Obstetrics, Medical Female and Male wards and Pediatrics ward but on some days the hospital census would reach up to 100-120 patients. It is our great pleasure to help the staff in taking vital signs in all of the patients so that they could do other things like writing the journals and preparing of medications.

 

 

A very rare Photo op with the Chief Nurse

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from Projects Abroad Philippines

 

 

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Daily Routinehttps://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/jerrol/read/390963/daily-routine
Daily Routine
 

Playing with Kids at the Pediatric Ward   (published in Philippines)

May 11, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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After the days work, there is nothing more refreshing than seeing someone smile. How much more if you are the one responsible for it. This is Deirdre (Netherlands) and Freya (Denmark) played with the kids at the pediatric ward.

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Playing with Kids at the Pediatric Ward
 

Giant rocks and the friendliest people – Some first impressions of Thailand   (published in Thailand)

February 2, 2015 by   Comments(0)

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Travelling to a new country by yourself can be a daunting adventure. New people, cultures, food, places; there is so much to experience!

Projects Abroad volunteers take a leap into the unknown when they decide to volunteer. They travel to a new country and get immersed into that country’s culture by living and working with local people.

For many conservation volunteers in Thailand, being in this new lifestyle has been a positive, and very different experience. Hearing calls to come to Mosque every day, eating spicy food, and using a lot of body language to communicate has all been part of being a volunteer in Thailand and has contributed to their impressions of this country.

Many volunteers find Thailand extremely different to their home countries because of a number of things, such as the importance of religion here. “Here in Thailand, religion is very important whether you are Muslim or Buddhist,” said Justine from Canada.

What most volunteers agree on when speaking about Thailand is the friendliness of the local people and their willingness to always lend a helping hand. “The local people are very friendly and helpful if you are in need of something. They are so friendly and helpful, if you ask three different people for the way and they have no idea, they will just tell you anything to ‘help’ you,” said Marius from Germany.

Something many people sometimes struggle to get used to is Thailand’s laid back approach to things. All volunteers have experienced ‘Thai time’!

What perhaps makes people here so laid back is the incredible nature that makes up Thailand, “Impressive rocks with sharp edges shooting up to the sky reminds you of the power of nature. The warm sea, always welcoming, makes you want to stay forever,” said Lili from Canada about what she likes the most about Krabi.

Even though there are differences which can create hurdles, many cannot help but love and appreciate these differences, as Melina from Germany says, “All in all, Thailand is very different from my home, but the people look happy here, even more so than in my country. They all help each other, even if they live in worse conditions. Maybe it is because not everything is about money. I like it.” 

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Giant rocks and the friendliest people – Some first impressions of Thailand
 

Welcome Volunteers: Our first group for two week special!   (published in South Africa)

June 23, 2014 by   Comments(0)

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Our first group for the 2 week special has arrived!! We are very excited to meet all the volunteers that will be joining our projects. We wish you all the best on your stay with us.

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Welcome Volunteers: Our first group for two week special!