Week four of our trip and as Danielle was saying, it feels like we have known each other for ever.  It is amazing to see how much closer we get with time, and don’t have any taboos.  From acclimatization to sore throats, we share everything...

If Cambodia won them over by merely crossing over the border with claims of it smelling like fresh bread, then Phnom Penh stole the group’s hearts during our short stay there. We settled down in a circle by the riverside, ordered delivery pizzas and were...

[caption id="attachment_4447" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Trekking High up in Ladhak"][/caption] From dodging traffic in Delhi’s 40oC heat to trekking through the frigid mountains of Ladhak, from soaring in the skies of Manali on a wind-swept parasail to 20 hours of the most winding and bumpy bus rides,...

As we are getting close to the halfway point of the trip, none of us knows if we feel like we just arrived or if we have been here forever. One thing is for sure, Haiti has taught everyone to live in the present and...

[caption id="attachment_4402" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="sorting garbage we picked along the trek for mountaincleaners.org."][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4401" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="At Gandhi memorial in Delhi. For world peace indeed."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4400" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Taking some moment at the spot where Gandhi breathed his last."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4399" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Busy conversation with...

If you read our last blog post, you´d remember that our week was tiring to say the least. In addition to our regular activities, we also made room for salsa lessons and a birthday celebration (happy birthday to OGGer Anna Marzsalek)! Perhaps the most fun...

It's been one week since our team triumphantly tro-troed into our home-sweet-home in the town of Sandema. After a scenic (aka snail pace) twelve hour bus ride, we are settling into rural life in the Upper East Region. The sun is hotter up here, but...

Xela, Xela, Xela!* The resounding repetition was our cue to hop on the chicken bus that would take us to quite possibly the cutest city in the whole world. Nine eager, ambitious and passionate participants had joined us just a day prior with a gleam...

Words cannot even begin to describe what it has been like in New Delhi thus far. It is an experience unlike any other that I have had before, and, truthfully, there were times I thought I could die. I quote a message I just wrote...

After our time in Lima, it felt as though we've known each other for years considering everything we've already done together.  A group of twelve seemed like the perfect number.  If we weren’t well acquainted before the twenty-two hour bus ride to Cusco, we definitely...