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  • Days off make way for incredible journeys: Tacloban, Philippines

    giant Clam, Robinson's Mall, XYZ Hotel, Na Ning Mobile Bar, Leyte, Samar, Santa Niño, Filipino, Tacloban, Philippines, All Hand Volunteers, Yolanda, K Patisserie, carrot cupcake,

    Work hard, play hard  I was quite lucky that the week I started volunteering with All Hands was the week they enforced the twice monthly Saturday off, plus my stay coincided with a public holiday which meant that I ended up only working five days a week. I was a little disappointed to learn this […]

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  • Volunteering with All Hands: Tacloban, Philippines

    All Hands Volunteers, Tacloban, Philippines, halo halo, Cinnamon bun, Barangay, ube, Typhoon Yolanda, Divisoria, Gawad Kalinga, Operation Blessing, Santa Niño

    Muscles I never knew existed  I spent just over three weeks volunteering in Tacloban with All Hands, an NGO set up to help those affected by natural disasters across the world. I have so many stories to tell you but not enough time to share (plus you will soon get bored reading I’m sure) so […]

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  • Venturing into the unknown: Tacloban, Philippines

    Grand Tours, Duptours, Ocean Jet, All Hand Volunteers, Tacloban, Cebu, Philippines, Supercat Ferry, Leyte, Yolanda,

    A journey to remember    I was lucky enough to get a place volunteering with All Hands, helping them rebuild communities after super typhoon Yolanda hit Letye back in November 2013. The project is based in the city of Tacloban on the western coast of Leyte which was just a short flight from Cebu. However, in […]

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  • Swimming with whale sharks: Cebu, Philippines

    The most magnificent creatures I caught the night bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa which was far more pleasant than the day bus, even though the air-con felt like it was set to minus three. I was joined by Jaimie and a group of other backpackers I had previously bumped into which was good […]