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TW(&W)M - 2 - Tara's Footprint

INDIA | Wed, 20 Jan 2016 | By davidford | Views [329]

The second morning in Pelling entailed a relatively early rise to have breakfast and pack before a 10.30 shared jeep would take Mafa and I to Lake Khecheopalri, a sacred lake for Buddhists and Hindus alike some two hours distant.  Unsurprisingly ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, sacred lakes

Things That Were, Things That Are, and Things That Will Be.

PERU | Thu, 29 Jan 2015 | By kat617 | Views [499] | Comments [5]

When I began to write this entry, I wasn’t sure where to begin. Then I wasn’t sure where to finish. I just kept writing everything that came to mind, and I wrote for hours. By the time I ran out of things to say I was so tired that I couldn’... Read more >

Tags: archaeological, archaeology, arrival, culture, homestay, mistakes, program, sickness, sunburn, tefl

Our two-week homestay in Pucon, Chile

CHILE | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By clare-tamea | Views [355] | Comments [1]

Homestay is where you live with a local family in their house, as one of the family. You eat with the family and spend time with them. It is a really great way to get to know a little about the local culture. We stayed with a lovely couple, Monica and ... Read more >

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Sapa - a slip or a trip you'd slide all the way down

VIETNAM | Mon, 18 Nov 2013 | By rutha90 | Views [820]

Having had a fairly unexciting few days in Hanoi (which, by the way is lovely... I just didn't do anything) I headed to Sapa in the far north with a few of the same group I was with in Cambodia. We caught a sleeper train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, which ... Read more >

Tags: foggy, freezing, homestay, mud, rice terraces, sapa, vietnam

Photos: Les Riols, Tarn et Garrone, France

FRANCE | Thu, 10 Oct 2013 | By elcastleberry | Photo Gallery

Three weeks remodeling Simon and Linda's river home on the Aveyron in southwestern France
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Tags: country, france, homestay, rural france

The Opening Number: Les Riols, France

FRANCE | Tue, 24 Sep 2013 | By elcastleberry | Views [381]

Welcome to The Chocolate Box. That is what Simon Curtis calls the new home he just bought with his partner, Linda Walsh, on the banks of the River Aveyron in in Southwest France. This sweet little cottage is nestled on a rural, country road outside ... Read more >

Tags: culture, family, france, homestay, host, les riols, river aveyron, rural france

Last Days in Vietnam

VIETNAM | Thu, 28 Mar 2013 | By gsewake | Views [538]

Its been a while since we posted, so here is a quick recap. -Gillian Sapa: Sapa, in the hills of Northern Laos, was a retreat for French colonialists when the plains became too hot. We could see why they chose the spot. The beautiful views of ... Read more >

Tags: busy, food, hanoi, hmong, homestay, sapa, trekking, vietnam

Its not the destination, its the journey...

LAOS | Sat, 9 Jun 2012 | By teamofgiants | Views [1214] | Video

We arrived in Savannakhet, Laos in the evening. The air was warm and sticky. The people were friendly and helpful. After a week in Vietnam, Laos felt like a vacation from a vacation. In many parts of Laos there is no use in haggling and the ... Read more >

Tags: champasak, don daeng, ferry, homestay, laos, moped, motorbike, pakse, savannakhet, wat phu

A Trip To Himachal Pradesh

INDIA | Tue, 21 Feb 2012 | By pamelachin | Views [2034]

Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL) to New Delhi (DEL)   Depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport (LCC Terminal) (KUL) at 17:15 Arrive in India Gandhi international Airport, Terminal 3 (DEL) at 20:40 Wednesday, 23 ... Read more >

Tags: golden temple, himachal pradesh, homestay, kullu, manali, pine tree, raju cottage, solang valley, sunset, trekking

Hello Honduras

HONDURAS | Fri, 6 Jan 2012 | By doodledawn | Views [759]

After a lengthy stay in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, I decided it was time to move on so I tagged along with a Toronto couple to Copan, Honduras.  With border formalities, it took about 8 hours.  Copan is only 10km into Honduras, but I definitely feel a different ... Read more >

Tags: copan, homestay, honduras, iguana azul, ruins, spanish school

There is a chicken in the bus

LAOS | Wed, 30 Nov 2011 | By ansku | Views [1450]

I’m in Laos. I’m trying to think of some words to describe you all I have experienced in the past few days I’ve been here but since I’m not a writer I find it very hard. I’m sitting in a bus to Vientiaine and I’m playing a game with a five year old ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, kong lo cave, laos

Malaysia Travel 101

MALAYSIA | Thu, 28 Apr 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [4781]

Tags: asia, diversity, food, homestay, kuala lumpur, malaysia, religion, southeast asia, transportation, travel

Turtles, Transport and a Palace

INDONESIA | Wed, 23 Mar 2011 | By mpreece7 | Views [532]

The first thing I noticed about Gili Trawangan was that no one was harassing us about transport. This could be because the only forms of transport on the island are horses, bikes and good old-fashioned walking. Despite the reggae music and boat ... Read more >

Tags: bali, beach, boat, gili, homestay, indonesia, padangbai, turtles, weird

Ireland Trip

IRELAND | Wed, 7 Apr 2010 | By dreamtravelerjess | Views [621]

My trip to Ireland, only a short week, but I learned so much. This is my trip in full detail, along with some side bits of interesting things I learned, ate, and started collecting. Friday, March 5th I left my own little small town ... Read more >

Tags: greenheart, homestay, host family, ireland

Vacationing vs volunteering

NEPAL | Tue, 2 Mar 2010 | By melissa_k | Views [504]

I had to catch the 7:30am bus to Kathmandu so I didn’t have much time to spend in Pokhara. I really would have liked to have gone up to the Peace Pagoda, but I’ll just have to come back and do it. January and February is a better time for seeing the ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering

Batuli bids farewell to Damdame

NEPAL | Mon, 1 Mar 2010 | By melissa_k | Views [772] | Comments [1]

Last day in Damdame…..Only a few children are at the library this morning and I keep my distance because I feel poorly. When you combine the exertions from yesterdays climb, running around with a wet head in the cool air and the fact that the kids have ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering

Holi cow! Where's the chocolate?

NEPAL | Sun, 28 Feb 2010 | By melissa_k | Views [876]

The first thing I heard Kathryn say when she woke up this morning is that she was going to go to Pokhara to buy some gifts for our host family. I asked if I could go along. As much as I enjoyed the day of leisure yesterday, I knew that I would get restless ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering

Bohini, bohini..... I love that word

NEPAL | Sat, 27 Feb 2010 | By melissa_k | Views [1024]

Last night the water was restored to the village, but this morning it is off again. I groan as I think of my unwashed hair and clothes. I really didn’t want to have to go all the way to Pokhara to take a bath. Then I thought of the river. We passed ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering

Greenpeace forgive me!

NEPAL | Fri, 26 Feb 2010 | By melissa_k | Views [489]

Last night the water was restored to the village, but this morning it is off again. I groan as I think of my unwashed hair and clothes. I really didn’t want to have to go all the way to Pokhara to take a bath. Then I thought of the river. We passed ... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering

Batuli's last day of teaching

NEPAL | Thu, 25 Feb 2010 | By melissa_k | Views [712]

There is a sobering silence over the village this morning as the water still hasn’t returned. The villagers start to feel the pinch as they have to haul buckets up from the well to water their livestock. I stop asking when the water will be back on.... Read more >

Tags: homestay, nepal, village, volunteering

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