Introduction Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Inca: one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, Relatively new, anyway – the fabled mountain citadel was constructed six hundred years ago as the spiritual heart of the powerful Inca Empire. It is thought to have survived the Spanish colonisation that all but destroyed the Inca civilisation, lying hidden in the … Read More
‘Pura Vida’ ’is the national expression of Costa Ricans, a catch-all phrase that can mean anything from ‘hello’ to ‘that’s awesome’. Its literal translation is Pure Life, a term that captures the essence of this, the world’s greenest – and happiest – country; small but bursting at the seams with life.
5 Benefits of Volunteering at an Animal Rescue Center Calling all wildlife lovers! Head into the Amazon to help care for rescued animals. YanaCocha is a non-profit organization on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Every year, this center receives animals that have been confiscated from illegal trafficking, or donated from their owners. The animals are provided with medical care … Read More
Money, we can print it. Land, we can’t create once it’s gone We seem to have lost the wisdom of the indigenous people, which dictated that in any major decision, the first consideration was “How will this decision we’re making today affect our people in the future?” These days, decisions are made based on the bottom line- Jane Goodall While … Read More
A house building project for families in need in rural areas in Cambodia has fascinated us from the first day on. We have been to Siem Reap several times now with volunteers, always coming back with remarkable effects not only on the families in need but also on ourselves. You just need the will to tackle things and within a … Read More
One Week. One House. And a life changes forever for a family in need in Cambodia. Some projects help in such a simple but substantial way that we are impressed how much they can make a change. The daily struggles and problems of communities in rural areas in Cambodia begin with not having a protective shelter and this has a … Read More
Thinking about travelling to Nepal? Well you are certainly not alone. Nepal is a trekkers’ paradise, combining Himalayan peeks, elaborate temples, charming villages tucked between hills and jungle adventure. Additionally, each year, hundreds of travellers arrive here to give back through volunteering, working on an incredible range of development and conservation projects. Need a little more convincing before taking the … Read More