There are many things that are just a little bit different in this part of the world, Easter is one of them. Many years ago, as a 16 year old in Mexico, I witnessed my first non-bonnet Easter parade. The entire 14 Stations of the Cross were reenacted, complete with the hanging of Judas played by my friend Edgar. I vividly remember watching him being strung up from the tree at our local bus-stop as women wept and the younger folk giggled and booed. As his legs dangled he winked at me, clearly trying to reassure me that this was all quite normal and safe.
Camps International Blog - staff
In the month of January this year, Mala, who works as Administrator at our Camps International Asia office, had the opportunity to go on a familiarization trip to Cambodia. She visited most of the interesting attractions around the area that our volunteers would have gone on their trips. Mala returned with lots of great photos, stories to tell and would love to share some of her memorable and unforgettable experiences...
When people think of Peru, they usually think of Macchu Picchu. But there is more to Peru than Macchu Picchu… Much, much more!
This October half-term, a group of nine British teachers and a bear travelled to Peru to visit some of our exciting camps and projects, and get a feel for the country before their four week expedition in the summer of 2015.
It’s been an extremely rewarding few years working at Camps International since I left college and my Borneo 2011 trip with The Burgate School, watching thousands of volunteers spread hard work around the world where they have been making a real difference to the communities in which we work.
To all our brilliant Campers around the globe, it’s that wonderful time of year where we celebrate the fact that one person amongst our Camps family, has been more of a muppet than anyone else.
A few weeks ago Mariani, our operations Manager and I registered to attend a 3 day International Conference to be held at Sutera Harbour in town. It is the 8th Asia Pacific Conference (APECO) to be attended by over 200 delegates from 19 countries including Malaysia organised by Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA).
As promised, for those of you who didn't fall asleep in part 1 of my Asia adventures, here is the second part about my favourite place I've been to so far - Camp Cambodia! (shorter I promise!)
And the winners are…
This year for the first time, Camp Ecuador ran an internal photo competition for our volunteers over team season. We chose three separate categories that we hoped would bring out the best in our budding photographers, ‘Funniest’, ‘Inspiring’ and ‘What Camps is All About’. After receiving many entries and deliberating over countless cups of caffeine in the office we have decided on the winners.
Before we announce them, we’d like to show you some of our favourites that didn’t quite make the cut.
Part 2 - Peru
So I promised to give you the weekend to recover from our lengthy part 1 Ecuador wrap up, and now that you have here is part 2 - Peru. Not quite as long as currently there is one less camp but equally chock block full of incredible project work efforts, outcomes and fun times. So without further adieu...