Monthly Archives: October 2010

5 * and All Inclusive are incompatible

You can tell a 5* hotel by the quality of the towels and sun loungers.   I am particularly intolerant of cocktails made with banana and strawberry concentrate served up in plastic disposable cups (even though it is on the … Continue reading

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Make a difference in your gap year in Kenya – teach. coach.

This secondary school in the hills above Gilgil in the Kenya’s Rift Valley, has vacancies for 4 volunteers to start in January 2011 and assist their teachers with English, Maths, Sciences, Geography and R.E. between 800am and 400pm, and coach … Continue reading

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New Funding for International Volunteering!

David Cameron has just annouced the new International Citizen Scheme, to start next year, which will allow 1,000 means tested 18/25 years olds and 250 others to apply for grants to enable them to travel abroad on a volunteering programme. … Continue reading

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Gap Year – Random Travel or Something more structured???

Some people feel very strongly that travel in a gap year should be based on an undefined itinerary and that lazing on idyllic beaches, getting up late and just letting the wind take you is what it’s all about. It … Continue reading

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