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At the top of Doerng Raek Mountain
Southeast Asia

No Snake for Lunch

In an attempt to put our experience into words, we asked the crew two questions – What was the most challenging for you? What was the most surprising?

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Southeast Asia

A Hoedown with Ockenden

The soil was hard and dry, like bedrock. Under the scorching heat we dug and dug. We were determined to dig these 25 holes that had to be a meter by a meter.

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Backpacking in Thailand
Southeast Asia

Navigating Bangkok’s Hustle and Bustle

It’s been a whirlwind few days since our Animal Conservation team first stepped out of the Suvarnabhumi Airport to be greeted by the friendly faces of our program leaders, Kayla and Walker, and of course, the heat and humidity of Bangkok. We’ve barely had any time to write out our full experiences with all the hustle and bustle! From standing in awe of the gold-spiralled Buddhist temples that dot the city to gazing up at the towering skyscrapers, from rushing around on OG’s famous scavenger hunt to meeting with NGOs in Khlong Toei, we’ve had ourselves quite the time!

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2015 Ockenden Permaculture Farm
Southeast Asia

Hard Beds: Lessons from the Ockenden Permaculture Farm

Written by Aliza Levy, 2015 Southeast Asia: Cities & Sanctuaries Stop three of the Cities and Sanctuaries journey took us to Moung Russei district in Battambang province, and a four night stay at the Ockenden Permaculture Education Farm (PC farm). We composted, mulched, tree planted,

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2015 OG and Banteay Chhmar
Southeast Asia

Tales from the Road: Chapter 3

It was nice that we got to participate in an exchange of culture through the medium of music and dance. We danced and laughed together until late into the night.

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Explore ruins in Banteay Chhmar
Southeast Asia

Tales from the Road: Chapter 2

Our first full day in Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia was spent visiting the central temple, learning about their community-based tourism (CBT) program, and taking a bike ride to remember.

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Dirt paths of Cambodia
Southeast Asia

Tales from the Road: Chapter 1

By the time we reach Banteay Chhmar the sun has already sunk behind us and the darkness is so thick we can barely see. The car lights, however, allow us to catch a glimpse of a young woman coming towards us, while a man is busy trying to start an old generator. When he finally succeeds, what we see leaves us speechless.

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