Sumatra is one of the least visited islands in Indonesia, yet one of the most attractive and upcoming destinations for adventure travellers and gap year go-ers alike! As the big brother to Bali situated in Western Indonesia, expect to come face-to-face with Orangutans in the rainforest and experience island life like you’ve never seen it before. 1. The exotic wildlife There … Read More
Day 48 14/3/13- Day 57 23/3/13 Advanced medical, learnt abit more about the medical side of expeditions, recognizing and diagnosing symptoms and how to treat some cases. Got to practice through scenarios and at the end we all had assessments through scenarios and written test which we all passed! A highlight of the week was chicken night, where we got … Read More
As promised a few more pictures from the January Fiji group.. Sunset from camp Nukubulavu. The volunteers doing some first aid training. Spending time with the locals. The nursing station the Medforce volunteers have been working at. Beautiful views. The moment the volunteers first see civilisation.
Glad to see our current volunteers are seeing all the amazing sites Thailand has to offer!
Today is the first time some of our January Fiji volunteers have seen civilisation for over 10 weeks and we are enjoying seeing their photos and hearing about their amazing experiences. Below are some photos of the camp and the volunteers spending time getting to know the locals. More pictures and stories to come!
Day 21 – 23. 15-17/2/13 We had a belated pancake day in town which everyone loved! For the following days we chilled out in town, sorted out the lessons we would teach the Trekker group and getting any extra equipment we needed. Did get to see a Keel Billed Tucan which was awesome to see, very bright colours! Met the … Read More
Day 15 9.2.13 I did survive, night went fine, and I even had time to make myself a wood shelter and a shelf. A good intro to belt kit night although will have no hammocks, sleeping bags etc. We packed up and headed off to Waterfall camp! And what a camp! Quite hard walk but we kept singing which did … Read More
The January weather continued to be windy and cloudy. It is amazing how quickly you adjust to tropical weather. Suddenly 70 is cold! On Monday our phase got to make their mark on camp. We scoured the beach for driftwood and then transformed it into an improved dive shed. Everyone pitched in, even though hammers were scarce. A small plank … Read More
Day 1 26/1/13 Made it to Miami after quite a long flight, not much entertainment though! Managed to get out the airport after what seemed hours of queues and after some confusion got to our hotel. Hotel was really nice so last bit of luxury before the jungle. Tried out the outdoor pool in the evening which was good after … Read More
After arriving in Nassau we hopped on a small 5 seater plane that took us to our new home for the next 12 weeks, the sleepy island of Andros. Soon after we arrived at the Greenforce camp and then proceeded to the bar with our instructors Adam, Matt, Hannah and Sam to get to know each other better. The … Read More