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Tag Archives: travel

‘Time well spent’

‘if you can do even a little bit of good and try and help those that are less fortunate it’s time very well spent’ Landing in Lima I honestly had no idea what to expect of what my time in Villa Maria was going to be like. The initial shock of the conditions that these […]

Alex’s story, Villa Maria 2018

‘…but this feeling, for me, was more motivating and personally rewarding than anything I have done in my life to this point’ Spending five weeks working in a shanty town on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, is not for everybody looking to take a gap year. However, if you are a person that wants to […]

Top 5 highlights on the Andean Expedition 2018

Top 5 highlights on the Andean Expedition 2018  Spaces available now. 1. Trek to Machu Picchu? CHECK. A visit to the once-lost Incan city is high up on many bucket lists however that feeling of catching that first glipse of sunlight breaking the swirling mist after a demanding 3 day trek sends shivers down the spines. […]

Yellow brick road

Volunteer Ellie writes about her impact and impressions of the Villa Maria Project: I may not have arrived there on the back of a house, free-falling through a tornado, but I’ve never identified more with The Wizard of Oz than the moment I stepped off the plane at Lima, ahead of spending six weeks volunteering in […]

Can travelling lead to work?

6 Reasons that travel can make you more employable Final exams are coming to an end – or have already ended if you’re lucky enough! – and so many of you may be wondering “what shall I do with my newfound freedom?” Travelling and seeing a new part of the world can be a great […]