Southeast Asia

As the days continue to roll by, we have much to report about all of our accomplishments. The day after our last update, we were joined by our friend Isaac for a shocking trip to the garbage dump. Home to some 1,000+ families, the dump was...

After visiting the ancient temples of Angkor Wat and spending several relaxing days in Siem Reap, the group is now in Phnom Penh beginning our second major volunteer section. We began our time here in the Cambodian capital with a visit to the Tuol Sleng...

Today the group had the privilege to experience the marvels of Angkor Wat. Built in the 12th century, it is one of the seven man-made wonders of the world. Here are a few photos that hopefully do it justice: The group will be heading for...

After almost 24 hours of bouncing from bus to bus and crossing borders, the group has finally arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the second leg of our journey. Spending the last day feasting on Mexican food and lounging by the pool, the group is...

They say it took thousands of years to achieve flight. On OG SE Asia Discovery 2010, it only took us a few days. Leaving early in the morning from Chiang Mai, the group drove out to a rural village in the nearby mountains. Featured on...

After too many hours on planes, the SE Asia Discovery group is now happily in Bangkok. We arrived at 9:30 pm last night, settled in at our guesthouse and had our first introductory activity. The group seems really excited to meet each other and to...

Greetings family, friends and fans, We are pleased to welcome you to the Operation Groundswell Southeast Asia Discovery trip blog! You can follow our adventures in Thailand and Cambodia on this page for the course of our trip this spring. With less than 10 days before...