Southeast Asia

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...

Sweeping over our fresh crew of OGers, the overwhelming scene of Bangkok, Thailand has already won over their hearts. In their words, describing Bangkok as lively, fast, a world of extremes, sticky, crazy, energetic, hot, sweaty, loud, never sleeps, hectic, diverse, friendly, tasty, colorful and...

Balance. Growth. Symbiosis. Change. Unlearned. Transition. Expectations. Fulfillment. Mirror. Acceptance. Foster. Now. Patience. The group returned after ITT refreshed and recharged with more positive attitudes and energies than had been experienced throughout the trip. While each one of us had a different ITT experience, most traveled...

Challenging. Our ten days spent on Koh Rong have challenged our boundaries, altered our expectations and forced us to constantly question our intentions. We all know change is not easy. We all know change takes time. We all know change is a challenge. The days...

Welcome to Cambodia! Crossing over the border, you step into another world. A mere five minute walk between countries yet once on the other side the shift is unmistakable. A much more raw feel sets in as you roll pass the flat green landscape dotted...

Good morning from Cambodia! After an incredible week at the Elephant Nature park, O.G.'s Southeast Asia ECO crew was lucky to have a few blissful days in Chiang Mai, one of Thailands loveliest cities. Chiang Mai is in the Northern province of Chiang Rai, and is one...

I can hear the question already: “What did you do!?” Here is how one participant described their time at Elephant Nature Park (ENP): “Cold showers, machete grass cutting, pumpkin washing, banana planting, rats, dogs, shoveling ele poo, ele bathing, chilling with local school kids, riding in really...

Round two of Operation Groundswell in the South East Asia region has just begun!! Staying in the backpacker Mecca of Koh San Rd, the crew is adjusting to the heat, hustle, bustle and pad tai of Thailand. We spoiled ourselves immensely the first night with some...