Original photo: "Adam Jones Follow Young Men with Pirogues in Harbour - Near Busua - Ghana" by Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Ghana is West Africa’s golden child, drenched in sunshine and adventure opportunities. If you travel...
After two weeks as a volunteer visiting Cambodia, I have seen many amazing sights. But watching the sun rise over the spirals of the famous Angkor Wat temple is one of the most enchanting experiences I’ve had here. The Angkor Wat temple is the biggest in the Angkor...
Two-thirds of all illiterate people are women and more than 65 percent of people living in the most extreme poverty globally are women and girls. Women's empowerment is a key part of correcting this clear imbalance. Promoting gender equality and strengthening women’s...
The wake up call The rooster that lives beneath my homestay crows peacefully. Once and then once more, like a single-worded song, and finally I am awake. The clock beside me blinks twice and eventually my eyes focus on the neon 5:45AM in front of me. I push myself up...
From climbing Kilimanjaro to showing great strength when socioeconomic odds are against them, women have demonstrated, and still do demonstrate, great power in Tanzania. In 1927, when mountaineering was still dominated by men, Sheila MacDonald, a 22-year old woman...
Original photo: "Laos" by Felixphotography.de is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Volunteering in Laos is an excellent way to gain a deeper understanding of the country. Make the most of your free time in Luang Prabang and explore the city’s culture, history, food, and...
How do you spend your days off in Costa Rica? If you would like to relax on the beach, hang out with sloths, and enjoy local food all in one day, then follow our guide to a day visiting Manuel Antonio National Park. Our GVI base in Quepos is located only a 15-minute...
Travelling to Phang Nga province? Learn about the region’s top beaches, places to spot endangered sea turtles, and other aquatic activities. Phang Nga is famous for its towering limestone karsts, emerald seas, and underwater treasures. The province’s coastline is a...
Lost boots Unless you live in a similar climate or geography, nothing prepares you for hiking on the GVI Thailand Project. As a new intern, I found my first hike exceptionally difficult; slipped over multiple times and even lost my walking boot at one point! However,...
Original photo: James St. John Often ignored by divers and snorkelers who swim straight past them, seagrass meadows are perhaps the most under-appreciated marine habitat. Today, we’ll look at the importance of seagrass, and what benefits we receive from these...
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