Blog Entries tagged 'volunteer'
Travel Blogs Entries tagged 'volunteer'
- Hiking Boots for a Not Much Hiking TripThe shoes were the first thing to buy on our list. Luckily for my personality, Cuernavaca, Mexico, the town where I currently live, doesn’t offer much to choose from. There’s a store or two downtown and [b]a few ridiculously overpriced Posted by UnMejorHOY in Rice and Beans, Alternative Travel | Apr 23, 2012
- Making Green SalsaMy Mexican husband always complains about the green salsa on green enchiladas. There's never enough, and it's never spicy enough. In Cuernavaca, you're not likely to get very spicy food (at least in my experience) at popular, touristy restaurants because Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 21, 2012
- Speak Spanish, You're in Mexico! They say immersion is the best way to learn a language. And while that may be the case for many people, there are some of us that won’t learn a dang word until it’s written down, studied for hours on Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 19, 2012
- Volunteering as We Travel
'No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
(Aesop, "The Lion and the Mouse")'
===I thin Posted by annevl in The Journey is the Reward | Apr 18, 2012
- Casa HOY partners with Salvation ArmyCasa HOY has a new project here in Cuernavaca! We have now partnered with the Salvation Army. Out of all of the childcare projects, this one is definitely my favorite. Although I, of all people, should understand and that every Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 18, 2012
- Tips for Teaching EnglishIt's almost summer, which means an influx of volunteers from around the globe will be coming to Casa HOY to help out with our many different projects. One of the themes we offer is Teaching English. Placement options include schools Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 16, 2012
- Safety for Women Traveling in Mexico
Common sense ain’t common. Supposedly you can learn it through life experiences, but sometimes even that isn’t enough to get it through a thick head. [b]Accepting drinks from Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 13, 2012
- Idealist volunteersFor international participants it can sometimes be a shock to enter the educational/childcare system in Mexico. We advise Casa HOY participants to not take things too seriously and to be prepared for a lack of, well, everything. Little or no Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 9, 2012
- Alternative Spring Break Participant TestimonialA bit out of order, what with all the craziness at Casa HOY, but this is a participant testimonial from the LMU spring break trip from February. We went to Cuentepec for a rural/indigenous themed alternative spring break trip. Enjoy! Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 7, 2012
- "Incredible India"I have to admit, I haven't been very good at bathing in this bucket lately. Our last few weeks in India were emotionally draining as India's in-your-face culture, sights, colors, smells and sounds can be taxing on the senses. Posted by bucketbath in Bucket Bath | Apr 5, 2012
- Introductions: The Importance of the Fist Pound Introductions are important. And even though you might be able to change a first impression, those are usually really important, too. Plus they especially stick when you’re working with teenagers. One false step and you lose their trust.
This week Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 5, 2012
- Should you “friend” the teenagers you volunteer with?92 Friend Requests. That’s what awaited one HOY volunteer after a day at a local middle school. Over 100 notifications the next morning. “Likes” on every picture. A common debate on school campuses, Facebook relationships and privacy are now important Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Apr 2, 2012
- FRIDAY – Peace Gardens You thought the week was over, didn’t you? But it’s not, there’s always fun on FRIDAY! To change things up a little bit, (sorry lettuce, I will always love you), we visited a new project called Huertos por la Paz Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Mar 23, 2012
- Journey #1So I love a journey, a good adventure that will challenge me as well as enlighten me. And so with that, I have my first journey, I will be going to Fiji for two weeks. Now I guess Posted by Samitan in Journeys | Feb 25, 2012
- Valentines Day Party![img=http://photos.tr Posted by daveandk8 in Dave and K8 Devi8 | Feb 15, 2012
- The Two Faces of Knysna
We learne Posted by daveandk8 in Dave and K8 Devi8 | Feb 13, 2012
- Living in Tapini, PNGAfter a four month delay (waiting for visa), I finally flew out of Narrandera on the 17 April 2008 (My niece Aimee’s first birthday). Arrived in Sydney then flew to Brisbane. Met up with Des Hansen (the other Australian Posted by tonybozz in Tapini, PNG | Feb 8, 2012
- Participant TestimonialOver Christmas/winter break, Casa HOY was visited by volunteers from several different countries. Some people stayed for a week, others for two weeks. All of them had a wonderful time taking in the holiday festivities in Mexico and doing volunteer Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Feb 8, 2012
- Peaceboat ピースボートHello (proof)readers. I've decided to attempt to start a blog on travellerspoint as this is a good place for fellow travellers to congregate; exchange photos and get some advice and travel tips. I've found travellerspoint useful at times, so if Posted by RMS8 in Peaceboat Journey | Jan 18, 2012
- Yes, Baby Jesus is in the BreadThe Rosca de Reyes is one of my (many) favorite traditions in Mexico. It is especially important to me, however, because the first time I did it on my own (without Casa HOY) I didn’t have any money and I Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Jan 11, 2012
- Ciudad Quesada, Rockstars and new video!Yes! Finally after battling with slow internet the Week 8 Part 1 is finally up! But that was 2 weeks ago. Now we are in Ciudad Quesada and has painted a school so it looks very beautiful and happy! We Posted by marcusgrip in The Costa Rica Project | Oct 12, 2011
- The Costa Rica ProjectHi everybody! I just started an account here because I wanted to have a place to share and talk to other travelers and this place seemed perfect. Although we are past halfway through our journey I would like to spread Posted by marcusgrip in The Costa Rica Project | Oct 9, 2011
- CASA HOY PROUDLY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH IVHQ!This fall Casa HOY welcomes its first IVHQ-Mexico volunteers since beginning its partnership with the international volunteer agency [[http://www.volunteerhq.org/|IVHQ]], which operates in 18 different countries, helping thousands of volunteers connect wi Posted by UnMejorHOY in Alternative Travel: Volunteer Projects | Sep 15, 2011
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- The Lost World Tour In PanamaI had heard many times before of the famous waterfall called Salto Dorado, hidden deep in the jungle outside of Cerro Esperanza, inside of the Palo Seco national park in the Indian reservation called the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé. But hardly Posted by Marvinadventure in Organic Chocolate Adventures In Panama | Jun 15, 2011