Category Archives: Volunteer Coordinator

The Final Blog?

Alas, here I sit, alone and where it all began eight short weeks ago. In my favourite spot on the floor in Manila Airport, Terminal Three round the back of the ‘Mary Grace’, longing for company. It’s a strange experience … Continue reading

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Professionally Developed – with love

It is hard to start this blog. My projects as a volunteer in marine conservation have finished and it is time to look back.  Not an easy job. Where do I start? Six months ago, I took a sabbatical leave … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

So where are we eating for lunch guys? Anything left to do today guys? Anyone have any insect repellant? …Hello? …. Anyone there? It’s August 7th and I’m currently sitting on the floor of Manila Airport lapping up the air … Continue reading

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It’s Over?

My time in the Philippines has officially come to an end. WOW. Where did these two months go? It feels like just yesterday I was being picked up by Sam at the airport and taken to MCP, but yet at … Continue reading

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Plastic Plastic Plastic

  I have been so busy this past month and have learned A LOT! However, no matter where you are or what your doing solid waste is always an issue. If you think it is not an issue that’s because … Continue reading

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She(‘)ll be Fined…

There’ll be no more terrible puns from here on in! Let’s talk about shells. They’re pretty right? They come in all shapes and sizes, and in some you can even hear the ocean! Clearly, this means they belong around your … Continue reading

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It’s more fun in the Philippines

Over the last two weeks the Filipino tourism slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines” has been thrown around quite sarcastically.   “It’s been three days since we’ve had electricity.. It’s more fun in the Philippines!”   “I got so … Continue reading

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Cool Down

It is all about climate change nowadays. And with good reason! More and more people experience this at first hand. The seasons are getting confused as a consequence of global warming. I got surprised myself by the monsoon (rainy season) … Continue reading

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Life Anew as a Green Fins Assessor

I cannot get over how friendly and people here are. With the obvious exception of the endless horde of people trying to sell you “trips to see the whales in Oslob”, (I mean, I’m here for six weeks, remember my … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches…. Maybe

After spending two weeks in the jungle, which was a party of mosquitoes, we went to a house with a pool…. Now I feel pretty glamorous. From living in an open hut with a mosquito net, to a house with … Continue reading

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