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Volunteer blogs


Time flies

Published on 6th April 2014


Time flies

My fifth week in Papua New Guinea has already come and gone. It’s amazing how time flies when there is so much to do, but to recap on the last two weeks... Read More

Sign language

Published on 22nd March 2014


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Sign language

I am settling in, making friends and slowly learning my way around my workplace. Read More

Swimming

Published on 20th March 2014


Swimming

A big jump out of my comfort zone since coming to Samoa has been swimming in the ocean. Read More

Pacific paradise found

Published on 18th March 2014


Pacific paradise found

The Arnavon Islands Marine Protected Area (MPA) is the jewel in The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Solomon Islands’ crown. Created 20 years ago under the guidance of TNC by the communities of Kia, Katupika and Wagina, the 157km square marine reserve was the first reserve of its kind to be created... Read More

First impressions

Published on 14th March 2014


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First impressions

First impressions are often the most telling, especially when you first land in a new culture. It’s during those first days and weeks, when everything is bizarre and you’re assaulted on all sides by strange sights, sounds and smells, that some of your most indelible insights stand out from the... Read More

A second installment

Published on 12th March 2014


A second installment

My second week in PNG was, again, hot and humid! Read More

Hot and sweaty — my first week in PNG

Published on 8th March 2014


Hot and sweaty — my first week in PNG

My first week in PNG was hot… very hot, lots of low cloud cover and not a lot of wind. Read More

Things I have learned the past few weeks

Published on 3rd March 2014


Things I have learned the past few weeks

1. One’s suitcase is never full; if you cannot make it fit you simply lack creativity. Trust me. Read More

Packing the kitchen sink!

Published on 23rd February 2014


Packing the kitchen sink!

Packing started on a calm Sunday evening. Read More

“Maun diak ka lae” (“Brother, are you well?”)

Published on 10th February 2014


“Maun diak ka lae” (“Brother, are you well?”)

It’s five months into my posting and I’m feeling more settled. Timor Lorosae is not home – but it is becoming familiar. Read More

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