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Reflections on 9 weeks with GVI in Laos

Reflections on 9 weeks with GVI in Laos

It is really difficult to sum up the multitude of experiences that I had during the nine weeks I spent with GVI in Luang Prabang between November and February in 2017/18. What were the highlights? Luang Prabang itself: with it’s temples, monks and novices, it’s gentle...

All about Cambodia’s Water Festival

All about Cambodia’s Water Festival

It’s not like Glastonbury – there no mud for a start – and it’s definitely not like Coachella. It’s actually a more traditional festival. The ‘Bon Om Touk’ to be specific. That’s the ‘Royal Cambodian Water Festival’ for non-Khmer speaking laypeople like me. Given it...

Top reasons to visit Peru this year

Top reasons to visit Peru this year

Trek around the renowned Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, explore the architecture of Lima – reminiscent of the region’s colonial past – or savor delicacies in the buzzing city of Cusco. These are some of the top reasons to visit Peru this year as a tourist or volunteer....