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Over the past couple of months I`ve received many emails from projects throughout south east Asia but now it`s decision time. I am now beginning to work on my itinerary.
This simple map provides the basis of my adventure as I wish to have Thailand as my central navigation point. I am using the map in conjunction with visa requirements (the simpler the better), project appraisals (including feedbacks from other volunteers) and cost of living comparisons (the cheaper as compared to the UK, the better).
Initially I will fly to Thailand then on to it`s border counties, Malaysia and Cambodia in the south and Laos in the north and east. I am not yet sure about Burma (Myanmar), also in the north, as visa requirements appear to be a little tricky. My itinerary will probably look like this... Thailand (south) > Malaysia > Thailand (south) > Cambodia > Thailand (north or east) > Laos > back again to Thailand.
I intend to take road or rail journeys outbound and air back into Thailand as the inter countries airfares are cheap and allow me a 30 day visa on returning to Thailand which is not the case if entering the country by road. I will spend up to one month at each project. Vietnam is also close by and easy to reach so that may be another possibility.
My aim is to produce a fully edited video at least once every other week but whether I will be able to upload the video for the world to see is another story as it will depend on the internet connection I can get in each destination and any censorship issues (see * below). I expect to be able to write and post blogs at least once a week.
My videos will be based around the experience of volunteering abroad with a slant towards the more mature volunteer, an overview of the project I am working with, culture and local life. I will attempt to seek out local views on faith, politics, the environment and feature local traditions. *I understand the politics agenda may not always be possible as there are sensitive issues to be considered including censorship of free speech in some countries which I will have to be aware of.
All of the countries I have mentioned here have worthwhile charity and non profit projects I have contact with and so formulating the itinerary is where I`m now at.
I think I may be away for quite a while :)))))
All = videos & blogs.
Blogs = my written blogs.
Cambodia = Cambodia videos
Malaysia = Malaysia Videos.
Thailand = Thailand videos.
Krishna = Krishna videos