Author: Operation Groundswell

Sadly, it's time to say good bye to Phnom Penh. Originally the group was concerned that our 8 days in PP would be too many, but the city worked its magic on each and every participant. When asked if they were liking PP, there was...

Phnom Penh, the city that never sleeps, is our new home for the next week. Whether it's the late night streets pumping dance music or the early morning aerobics classes in the park, there is rarely a dull moment in Cambodia's capital city. Our bus ride...

Written by Anika, a participant's first impression of India: "Hello hello! So my second day in Chennai is winding down and so far…wow! The city is definitely overwhelming at first, but after a few hours of trying to find cab service and hanging out with the team...

Hola Amigos, We are now reaching our last week in Pisco with the realization that we only have three working days left! We've spent the last two weeks working with Pisco Sin Fronteras, a truly amazing disaster relief organization here in Peru. Pisco, which lies 4...

Greetings from Siem Reap!!! Alive and refreshed from our adventures in Thailand. After a 24 hour journey from the hill tribes to the infamous home of Angkor Wat, the group is enjoying the pool and digesting the Mexican feast we ravenously devoured last night. Life is,...

Where do we begin? Two very appreciated showers later and I think all the sweat and dirt is out of our hair, but no doubt the memories are still fresh and not to be forgotten by anyone. Working with the phenomenal Mirror Foundation, for our...

JAMBO Rafiki's around the world! The last week has been a mind blowing rush of excitement, complete with endless amounts of chapatti's and bananas as our team has officially been in East Africa for 7 days! We could not be more amazed by the mind-blowing group...

After over 2 weeks alone (and another 5 days lol I came way too early!) I am super stoked to pick up everyone from the airport in Chennai. We have some amazing things planned for the next six weeks. Starting in Chennai, we will be staying...

Greetings blog followers, Peru Disaster Relief has now officially been in country for 10 days! Despite some minor cases of "Pisco Belly", the experience has so far been unforgettable. After spending our first week working our butts off here in Pisco, it was time for a little...

Our last update was from Kumasi. Much has happened since then. First of all, the entire group is pretty much Ghanaian by now. Finger snaps and "Chaalay" are sounds we produce on a regular basis. The road here has been long - and barely paved...

It was a long journey from Boston to Georgetown , Guyana that took over 32 hours. But this adventurer has learned from years of journeys that a rocky start bodes well for a grand adventure in the months to come. My impromptu layover in NYC...

Hello everyone! After enjoying our time in Bangkok and wrapping things up with Thai massages, the OG Southeast Asia crew headed on our first overnight bus, up to the Northern city of Chiang Mai. Most travelers would likely have a nap on arrival at 6:30 am, but...

Greetings from Pisco! Last you read there was a very competitive scavenger hunt throughout Lima with a pizza party on the line. You guessed it, Megan and Chris (Team America) pulled off a very close race and were even nice enough to invite the rest of...