Posts Tagged ‘voluntourism’

The view from Cameroon

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

British ex-pat Steve Jackson writes a somewhat colourful, often cranky and usually entertaining blog called Our Man in Cameroon, documenting his life as a VSO worker in Africa. In a recent post, he wonders why the development charity is having trouble recruiting the 10 people needed for his location in Bamenda, and grouses that many […]

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Video: Voluntourism and "aliens" in Peru

Posted on November 27th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Peru mountain biker

Courtesy of WorldNomads.com, an Aussie travel insurance and travel services company, comes this great 25-minute documentary about a volunteer project to build a bridge and a water faucet in the village of Qelqanqa in the Peruvian Andes, southeast of Lima. A page on the WorldNomads site provides more details on the project. The trip was […]

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Travel sustainably in Southeast Asia

Posted on July 9th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Heading to Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos? You might be interested in checking out Stay Another Day. This organization gives travellers the chance to meet, work with or stay with local people while supporting environmental and development projects. Opportunities include the chance to tour a handicraft workshop near Angkor Wat in Cambodia and to enjoy a […]

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