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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 5

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 4 When I first booked my volunteer trip with GVI, I had a rough idea of what life would be like in rural Thailand. The program field guide prepares you for the squat toilets and basic accommodations; it recommends a [ … ]

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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 4

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 3 My second week in Huay Pakoot began with an early Monday morning hike. After only one week on project, we were deep into our daily routine and were raring to go by 7:30am. This morning, my group was going [ … ]

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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 3

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 2 If the first half of week one had a focus on elephants, then the second half definitely highlighted the community of Huay Pakoot. We had a busy long-weekend ahead of us, filled with weddings and a sports tournament in [ … ]

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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 2

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Continued from Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 1 The mountains surrounding Huay Pakoot offer a different hiking experience every time you set out to see the elephants. Our first hike was through a forested, hilly area that at times required a walking stick or a boost from [ … ]

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Volunteering in Thailand Pt. 1

Written by Ashley Macnie, Student Product Manager at travelcuts Asia was unmapped territory for me. I love to travel, but I always seem to end up in Europe or the Caribbean. This all changed when I was given the opportunity to volunteer with Global Vision International (GVI). I had the option to choose what program [ … ]

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