Hey OG-ME followers, I took the liberty of reposting this blog from http://ogmiddleeast.wordpress.com/ where they've been blogging. Enjoy! ______________________________________________ Food, sleep and Play Twelve days into our expedition and once again the majority of the group is partaking in what is quickly becoming ritual behaviour – the ...

Greetings blog followers, The last week has been, to say it lightly, epic. Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan in the Sabah region of Borneo, we took an informative minibus ride through the massive palm oil plantation corridor. Due to deforestation and the massive plantations, much of...

The rest of the week continued with our placements at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. We learn a lot from each other when we share surreal experiences from shadowing doctors be it at the wards...

Wondering where all the OG-Middle East blogs are? Look no further: http://ogmiddleeast.wordpress.com/ A special blog just to call our own...

OG Southeast Asia has stormed into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and there's no turning back. After enduring an overnight ferry ride in which the game of Euchre was played far too many times, the group arrived at Suratthani. We then waited for two hours for a...

The team can't believe we've only known each other for three days--the challenges of reaching the Upper Falls in Wli, the haggling and bartering for transport in some of Ghana's most touristy areas, and the burning of all our taste buds on the hottest jollof...

Operation Groundswell is proud to kick off its first ever Southeast Asia Eco trip. Aimed with a focus on the environment, our role in it as travelers in Asia, Canadians volunteering abroad and general global citizens, we hope to gain a deeper perspective of a...

We will begin with a moment of mourning for Africa's chances in the world cup. We cheered, we cried, we hugged, we gasped, we got in the fetal position and we cried a bit more. It was a good run for Ghana and it was...

It is with great sadness that we write this final blog post for the OG Southeast Asia Discovery program. After spending six amazing weeks together, the group is now safely back in Canada. We've tried to write a final blog update several times, but each...

Greetings from the holy land! Our first wave of participants have arrived and this trip has gotten off to a pretty spectacular start. Rich got in at 5:25am and is somehow still awake, God knows how. Everybody made it through security in a secure...

It has been an eventful 10 days to say the least. The team all arrived in Nairobi in the evening on June 21st and shuttled to the hostel for a late night dinner and bed. The next day we had our "chill day" the plan was...

and OGWAM has eagerly taken its first step into Ghana! I arrived yesterday night, greeted at the airport by the gentlemanly Tito, a friend of our contact and good friend at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Patrick, and am currently staying at the medical students...

Hello everyone from the beautiful Upper East region! After 4 nights in Kumasi, we scavenged the Kejetia market, played some football and got to know each other pretty well. Also, we had the pleasure of not one but two nights at Cadillac, one of Kumasi's...

Back in Nairobi excitedly awaiting the arrival of the OGEA 2010 team! I have already met with NaYeon one of our participants who has been in East Africa on a school trip for the past 3 weeks and is a veritable Nairobi veteran. After leaving Kampala...