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Why volunteering overseas is the best gift you can give this year

Picture that feeling you get when you’re handing over an amazing gift on Christmas morning, something you know the receiver is going to really appreciate. Imagine that on an enormous scale. Imagine knowing that the hard work and effort you put into your volunteer project is going to transform somebody’s life. “It was the best feeling being able to hand over a brand new and painted house to one of the mamas from the village… her smiling face is something...

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Reported by Emma on 22nd December 2017

Borneo in a week

Borneo in a week

Hi, I’m Emma and I work on the Expeditions Team at Camps. This October I had the opportunity to go on Recce to Borneo. Having been to Kenya and Tanzania previously I was really excited to see the difference between Camps Africa and Camps Asia. Whilst away, we visited a variety of our camps, including Camp Pituru, Camp Bongkud and Camp Batu Puteh (jungle camp!). I was set loose with a drone and managed to get some pretty cool footage...

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Reported by Jen on 15th December 2017

Whirlwind tour of Peru

Whirlwind tour of Peru

The day I found out that I would be the lucky lady travelling on the Peru recce, I was bouncing  around the office with a huge smile on my face – I could not have been more excited! Fast forward a few weeks and having met my lovely group at Heathrow, we were off on our Peruvian adventure! After a great flight with Avianca and a short transit in Bogota, we landed into Cuzco where we were met by Brad...

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Reported by Rachael on 08th December 2017

Fundraising Friday Star – Alex

Fundraising Friday Star – Alex

Hey Guys It's my turn to share an amazing story this time... Alex is working really hard for his expedtion next summer - and he has only one payment left to go! Plus he has turned one of his hobbies into a great fundraising tool......  Hi my name is Alex and I’m 15 years old living in Weston super Mare in the South West of England.  I began my fundraising journey in July and am excited to go to Kenya...

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Reported by Gemma on 08th December 2017

My Time in Kenya

My Time in Kenya

We watch the adverts on TV and we see the Comic Relief pleas for help, but when you get to Kenya, the reality of the situation becomes real. This is not just a TV documentary - people actually live in mud huts, make meals out of anything they can get their hands on and walk miles for water every day of their lives! Tsavo is a stunningly beautiful place; much hillier and rockier than I had expected with a welcomed...

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Reported by on 07th December 2017

5 signs you’re a true global citizen

5 signs you’re a true global citizen

What does it mean to be a ‘global citizen’? It’s not about how many places you’ve visited, how many languages you speak, or the number of stamps in your passport. It’s all about your global outlook and the way you engage with the world around you. How many of these signs can you relate to?   1: You’re open minded and constantly learning As a global citizen, you understand that across the world there are countless different perspectives, beliefs, cultures...

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Reported by Lia on 01st December 2017

Ecuador Experience

Ecuador Experience

When we first touched down in Quito, the tiredness of a sleepless flight completely went and excitement and adrenalin kicked in. This country was nothing like the expectations I had. Everywhere you looked mountains were in view and everything was so scenic. After arriving and having a quick freshen up, we set off for our walk around Old Town Quito.  We had to take it quite slow, as we needed to adjust to the altitude – which is a really...

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