Author: Operation Groundswell

After visiting the ancient temples of Angkor Wat and spending several relaxing days in Siem Reap, the group is now in Phnom Penh beginning our second major volunteer section. We began our time here in the Cambodian capital with a visit to the Tuol Sleng...

Today the group had the privilege to experience the marvels of Angkor Wat. Built in the 12th century, it is one of the seven man-made wonders of the world. Here are a few photos that hopefully do it justice: The group will be heading for...

Hi faithful followers, David Berkal here, writing from OG-central. I have just touched base with Dima and Jonathan, our two Guatemala trip leaders and they have asked that I post for them. You may have seen on the news that there have been some torrential rains...

We're writing from Ouagadougou, by far the coolest name for a capital city anywhere in the world. The past 24 hours, we have been enjoying such ridiculous city-life amenities as baguette salesmen walking the streets and a supermarket that actually sells twix and mars...

After almost 24 hours of bouncing from bus to bus and crossing borders, the group has finally arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the second leg of our journey. Spending the last day feasting on Mexican food and lounging by the pool, the group is...

Greetings from Kumasi, the jewel of the Ashanti crown! We've had quite a time scouting out a place to stay in Accra and have thoroughly enjoyed getting more familiar with Kumasi these past few days. Today we met with the head of Sinapi Aba Trust,...

They say it took thousands of years to achieve flight. On OG SE Asia Discovery 2010, it only took us a few days. Leaving early in the morning from Chiang Mai, the group drove out to a rural village in the nearby mountains. Featured on...

After too many hours on planes, the SE Asia Discovery group is now happily in Bangkok. We arrived at 9:30 pm last night, settled in at our guesthouse and had our first introductory activity. The group seems really excited to meet each other and to...

Welcome one and all to the first ever OG East Africa trip blog. With just over a month until the team's departure date everyone is getting amped up for camping, volunteering, and all manners of adventure. All of the participants have been working hard to fundraise...

Hi everyone, It all begins. We will be writing blog entries weekly to capture what is happening in our group over our time here in Guatemala. Participants are eager to share their experiences and keep you, the reader, abreast of our adventures and the things we...

Greetings family, friends and fans, We are pleased to welcome you to the Operation Groundswell Southeast Asia Discovery trip blog! You can follow our adventures in Thailand and Cambodia on this page for the course of our trip this spring. With less than 10 days before...