Author: Operation Groundswell

[caption id="attachment_4402" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="sorting garbage we picked along the trek for mountaincleaners.org."][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4401" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="At Gandhi memorial in Delhi. For world peace indeed."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4400" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Taking some moment at the spot where Gandhi breathed his last."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4399" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Busy conversation with...

If you read our last blog post, you´d remember that our week was tiring to say the least. In addition to our regular activities, we also made room for salsa lessons and a birthday celebration (happy birthday to OGGer Anna Marzsalek)! Perhaps the most fun...

It's been one week since our team triumphantly tro-troed into our home-sweet-home in the town of Sandema. After a scenic (aka snail pace) twelve hour bus ride, we are settling into rural life in the Upper East Region. The sun is hotter up here, but...

Xela, Xela, Xela!* The resounding repetition was our cue to hop on the chicken bus that would take us to quite possibly the cutest city in the whole world. Nine eager, ambitious and passionate participants had joined us just a day prior with a gleam...

Words cannot even begin to describe what it has been like in New Delhi thus far. It is an experience unlike any other that I have had before, and, truthfully, there were times I thought I could die. I quote a message I just wrote...

After our time in Lima, it felt as though we've known each other for years considering everything we've already done together.  A group of twelve seemed like the perfect number.  If we weren’t well acquainted before the twenty-two hour bus ride to Cusco, we definitely...

I'm sitting on the corner of the bed, too hot to reach for one or two of the nearly empty water bottles on their sides, some rolled under the wooden legged bed frame. Both fans are on, spinning fast, quiet for Indian fans. The air conditioning is...

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...

This morning we went down to the market and haggled with some tro tro drivers to guide us around for the day. We wanted to get out of town and explore some new sites. Since the 12 of us would fill up a whole vehicle...

For our day off on Sunday, Team OG Haiti headed to a beach outside Port-au-Prince. Cramming 15 people into a tap-tap that probably should have sat only 8, we headed out of the city. Two flat tires and a few hours later, we arrived perfectly...

At last, the whole WAD is finally together! The last participants arrived on Friday and we all connected on the sandy shores of beautiful Cape Coast. For some, this was their first time ever seeing the ocean so once we arrived from Accra, the afternoon was...

The group has arrived! All participants are safe and sound after being welcomed by a konpa band at the airport and surviving the craziness that is Haitian customs. In our first two days, we've accomplished so much its hard even to recount it all. We...

Hola! So, it's day four of Body and Mind Peru, and we're just getting revved up! All of our group got here by Monday morning and we set off on a Biking Tour of the coast of Lima. All I can say is wow. I've never...