TL’s depart in one week…


All three OG Southeast Asia trip leaders are doing our final pre-departure preparations and saying goodbye’s before our flight leaves next Tuesday. It’s hard to believe the time has come, but our fantastic summer is about to begin!

When we arrive, we will break off to finalize all of the in country arrangements. Mike will be headed to the Chiang Rai province in Norther Thailand to meet with the Mirror Foundation. They will be leading our trek to the hill tribes, where we will be working on  a clean water and sewage project. Mike will also visit the Elephant Nature Park, who the SEA Eco team will be spending time with.

Amanda will be heading to one of our all time favourite cities, Phnom Penh in the heart of Cambodia. There she will meet with Tiny Toones to arrange our leadership retreat with their staff, and will no doubt enjoy some break dancing drop in classes with the kids. She will also connect with ACODO, a local home for youth we will be working with.

Alex will be off to the beaches Sihanoukville, Cambodia to set up the accommodations and local arrangements for our time with the Tiny Toones staff. She will also be visiting with The Dive Shop on the island of Koh Rong, just off the coast of Sihanoukville to set up our scuba and clean water projects for SEA Eco.

This blog will have trip updates and highlights, photos and videos all summer long.

We are ready to go, and very excited for an amazing summer. Looking forward to meeting the Operation Groundswell Southeast Asia Discovery participants in Bangkok soon!

Alex, Mike and Amanda