After a rather eventful start to the day (Emily came running into our rooms at 7am telling us we needed to get up and that we were leaving in an hour!) we have finally made it to the Amazon rainforest! The journey here was certainly an interesting one and took about 6 hours, including crossing… Read More


We are currently chilling in the Amazon after an incredible two weeks in the Galapagos Islands. For this stage of the trip we had four new additions to the group; Imogen, Isabelle, Kitty and Alex who we met when we returned to Quito and got to know quite well whilst exploring the Quito nightlife! We… Read More


After a very early start on Saturday (we left at 4am) and a quick farewell to Lea and Elena who were heading back to the States, we got to Banos at around 9.30 and headed to a lovely little hostel where we immediately went for breakfast which was enjoyed in a beautiful room overlooking a… Read More


As we are now at the halfway point I thought I’d share everyone’s experience of the trip so far! Emily: Best = Cascada de Peguche in Otovalo. Worst = Food Poisoning Laura Best = Hot Springs in Papallacta Worst = No water in Chilcapamba Ryan Best = Watching South American football finals in Quito Worst=… Read More


For the last week of volunteering work I took as many opportunities as I could and had such a great time. I finally had the chance to teach; unfortunately it was all too short and left me longing for more lessons. This Monday’s bird walk was the best way to kick off the week and… Read More


Apologies for the late update about our adventures in the Andes! We all had an amazing time (for the most part) and had some really incredible experiences which we’ll never forget! After a rather long (and tiring) journey from Quito we got to Chilcapamba where we were met by Alfonso, who is the head of… Read More


  The first week of volunteering work was all so new and exiting. Unfortunately, there was just not enough time in the week, nor enough energy for me, to try out all the activities. However, I could wake up in the morning knowing that I was going to be kept busy. Walking to Angpang, 2pm.… Read More


Our time in Siem Reap is now over and it feels bitter sweet, a month is quite a long time to spend somewhere and there is only so much $0.50 beer you can tolerate drinking and we became a bit too familiar with X bar. However we made our little volunteers house a home with… Read More


Apologies for the late update about our adventures in the Andes! We all had an amazing time (for the most part) and had some really incredible experiences which we’ll never forget! After a rather long (and tiring) journey from Quito we got to Chilcapamba where we were met by Alfonso, who is the head of… Read More