Today at 10am, our group of thirteen packed up our bags from our final project site. Our past week at The Crossing was one of the most influential of the program. The Crossing is a non-profit organization started by two wonderful, kind-hearted individuals named Annette and Dean. Their dream was to “provide conservation education experiences that develop young people’s capacity to live more sustainably”. They… Read more
Hello from Aus! After a few mishaps which may or may not have involved lost luggage and a passport misplaced several hundred miles away, it is a true miracle that I am drafting this blog post from a van carrying the full crew. We said goodbye to New Zealand with heavy hearts, but it has been difficult to dwell on missing the Kiwis because the… Read more
After spending nine days in Nepal, my group members and I thought we were well-adjusted to the Nepali way of life. We had mastered getting a reasonable price out of the store-owners in Kathmandu, meditated among buddhist monks, and went hiking in the Himalayan foothills. We thought we knew what life in Nepal was like… However, that all changed when we entered Ale Gaun, a… Read more
“Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost
The week we were waiting for had finally arrived: surf camp! The morning of our travel day, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes, and passion fruit courtesy of Jess. After stuffing our bellies, we packed up our bags, piled into the van, and headed off to Crescent Head. We were all pretty excited; the place was definitely a step up from what we were used… Read more
“Old stones pave an awe-inspiring story of a civilization hundreds of years in the past.” Get lost in a hypnotizing series of images and words as Macala transports us to the roads and rivers of Cambodia.