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Tonielle's European Adventure "It's always better on holiday, so much better on holiday. That's why we only work when... we need the money." - Franz Ferdinand

Trip: Volunteering in the Philippines

There are [21] stories from my trip: Volunteering in the Philippines

Home & Rested

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [713]

I have now been home for just over a month and thought I'd better tie up my story. What an amazing experience. Since I've been back I've tried so hard to put my trip into a quick sound snippet to tell everyone who asks "How was your trip?"... Read more >

Gallery: Homestay 2

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

My second homestay family in Los Banos
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Street Children's Festival 2008

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Views [1304] | Comments [1]

Wow...what an intense past couple of days! Since we got back from homestay we've been working like crazy to get everything prepared for the festival. Most of our booths that we were in charge of were really work intensive, so we had a lot of cardboard ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Homestay x2

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [925] | Comments [1]

So I've come back from my second homestay and it was amazing! The original plan was to have a homestay in the area we are staying - Victoria, but because of political problems between the local government (Barungay) and BT at the moment, we were sent ... Read more >

Tags: Family

Gallery: Cultural Tour

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Cultural Tour around Laguna
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Heads Down, Bums UP!

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Views [896] | Comments [3]

Komusta ka? (How are you) I'm doing really good. Really tired, but we're now right in the thick of it and getting lots done! Since New Years... We got back from Mindoro on the 4th - it was a rude shock to the system to go back to cold bucket showers ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Gallery: Mindoro

PHILIPPINES | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Mid-Project Break
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Bring on 2008!

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | Views [906] | Comments [2]

Happy New Year! I just have to brag for a moment where I am right now. We arrived yesterday to an island called Mindoro for our project break. It is amazing. I had the best New Years ever! After arriving, we had an awesome lunch, followed by a swim ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Gallery: Christmas Camp

PHILIPPINES | Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Christmas Camp with the kids
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Gallery: Christmas

PHILIPPINES | Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Christmas related things
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Merry Merry Christmas!

PHILIPPINES | Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | Views [656] | Comments [2]

Merry Christmas Everyone for Tuesday! It has seemed to have crept up and it really doesn't feel like Christmas to me...maybe because I'm not with my nearest and dearest. But I'm doing pretty good. Finally feel like I'm doing some work now... We've got ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Victoria

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Bahay Tuluyan Center in Victoria
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Gallery: San Antonio

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Bahay Tuluyan Center at San Antonio
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Home News?

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | Views [988] | Comments [5]

Hello. Whats happening in Oz? I feel so out of the loop...you all have to fill me in too! and CONGRATULATIONS JESS! An OP2 is AWESOME! When do you find out first preferences? And why haven't I heard Michael bragging to me about what he got?! Saturday ... Read more >

Tags: Airports

Settling In

PHILIPPINES | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [951] | Comments [5] | Video

Hi Everyone! Thanks for all the comments...its great to hear from everyone and that you aren't getting too bored with my drivel! :) Well, since my last update we've been pretty busy. On the 11th we went right into town - the "rich area" and ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Filipino Culture

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | Views [3606] | Comments [3]

Hi everyone. I can't believe we've been here a week. It seems like a fortnight has passed at least! Well today, I thought I'd share with you some of the Filipino culture that I've been experiencing...and what a culture it is. 1. Here, you don't find ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Homestay

PHILIPPINES | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Homestay with poor filipino family
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Gallery: Arrival

PHILIPPINES | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Arrival in the Philippines
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PHILIPPINES | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [1298] | Comments [6]

Mugundang Gabi! Or good evening! Wow. What a huge past couple of days. Thursday - we travelled to Santa Mesa (where the Manila Bahay Tuluyan Centre is) and had language training in the morning, and learnt some basics to help us at our homestay.... Read more >

Tags: Culture

I'm here!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | Views [561] | Comments [1]

Hi everyone... Just checking in, saying hi. Everything is awesome and all new and a little scary. I'll put some photos up and write a proper story soon! The flight was crap. the longest I've flown before is 2 hours...so 8 hours (and not being able ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

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