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  • Back on the road with a bang: Manila, Bangkok, Bali

    The joys of backpacking  My time with All Hands Volunteers was up and I had to leave the place that I had come to know as home, but not before one last helping of Monday morning pancakes! I set off a little later than planned, which is no surprise really as this seems to be […]

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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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  • 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 […]