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My name is Misha and I went to Mozambique.
I went when I was 22.
I decided to go as I always wanted to be involved in international aid, volunteering abroad was my motivation.
On my trip I stayed and worked in a village, working in a local orphanage and on community projects such as cleaning the village and HIV awareness days etc.
I was in Mozambique for 3 months.
The trip was planned through a charity who run a Global exchange programme.
Whilst in Mozambique I did go to hospital, I had a malaria scare but the results were negative.
No adventurous activities- I went to work!
The type of traveler which really annoys me is those who do not consider the impact they are having on the environment. Eco friendly travel is the most positive way to travel, you can do this easily by choosing alternative transportation and trying to have as little impact on the environment you are staying in as possible.
My highlights of the trip were seeing the positive impact our group had on the community we were working in – hard work definitely pays off!
Yes, spending Christmas and my birthday away were a down point, as well as being ill and dealing with trying to acclimatize to a different climate.
The jobs were already organised before we arrived, however we did create our own projects within the community.
Mozambique beach town Bilene.
Prepare to experience extreme differences in culture.
a) Try to get a grasp on local languages and dialects (it makes living, working and socialising much easier).
b) Be aware of cultures and customs, and be conscious of what could offend people.
I went with a group which was great as an extra source of support. Going away with an organisation gives a structure and also an element of security.Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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