Author: Operation Groundswell

After our amazing tour of Jaipur the team received even more pampering with a day in Agra and a tour of one of the World Wonders. Sacrifice must always be made in times pampering and we all woke up at 5:30am to leave for 6am to Agra. However, a six...

After eight days of ITT the team was eager to meet back up and and explore Jaipur, the Pink City, together. Having spent our first four weeks in Southern India, Rajasthan seemed like a whole new world to embark upon. Everything from the architecture to...

The team received a nice break from 40 degree weather when we arrived in Bangalore. Temperatures ranged from 25 degrees to 30 degrees with zero humidity. We kick started our two week stay in Bangalore with an orientation where they learned the specifics of their...

Seven weeks. That's how long it takes to transform 11 complete strangers into a family. Last night, at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, OGWAD 2011 officially came to an end. Eight of our nine participants family members checked in their bags and boarded their flights...

Welcome to the Peru Amazon Adventure blog! After numerous trips to the airport, all 12 members of the Amazon Adventure team are safely here in Lima. Arriving late at night, the group got right into the swing of things with an introductory game of Samurai, began...

Greetings blog followers, It is with great sadness that we regret to inform you that OG Peru Disaster Relief 2011 is now officially over. All participants have returned home to the luxuries of green grass, toilets with seats and warm showers. While they may appreciate finally being...

After receiving such generousity from Lenin in Chennai the team didn't think it could get much better. As soon as the driver let us off at our guesthouse in Pondi, we had two amazing locals, Raj and Jesu, greet us and help us with our bags....

It's been a while since we wrote one of these. One month to be exact. It would be naive of us to try to capture everything the past thirty days have offered, so I'll first off refer you to Andrew Holliday's blog (http://ahinghana.blogspot.com/). He's one...

On Wednesday morning, after five days trekking through the Andes under the glacial peaks of Salkantay, the crew reached Machu Picchu. Conquering 70+km and reaching a pass at 4750m, we finally made it to the city in the clouds. The journey as important as the...

Hmmmmmm…. How do we write up the coolest experience ever in South East Asia?? Well, it should start with two words – Tiny Toones! Fifty of us piled into a bus and headed to the beach town of Sihanoukville. This was Tiny Toones' first leadership retreat,...

A blog in 3 parts Part I: Chris It has been a crazy Precon here in South America for Jo and Chris. Chris has spent the last 3 months traveling through south america. He backpacked along the Coast of Brazil and then Wondered into the Jungle of...

Yesterday we visited Tel-Aviv, Israel’s internationally recognize capital. But instead of the Tel-Aviv of skyscrapers, the beach, or “Israel’s New York”, we saw only the area around the bus station. People talk about tourism which covers up the grittier parts of a...