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 […]

Days off make way for incredible journeys: Tacloban, Philippines

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 […]

Volunteering with All Hands: Tacloban, Philippines

Muscles I never knew existed  I spent just over three weeks volunteering in Tacloban with All Hands, an NGO set up to help those affected by natural disasters across the world. I have so many stories to tell you but not enough time to share (plus you will soon get bored reading I’m sure) so […]

Venturing into the unknown: Tacloban, Philippines

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 true […]