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“Mom & Dad, I’m OK”

February 28th, 2017

The scariest thing I’ve ever done is also the best decision I have ever made. I came across Bamboo on social media about a month prior to the night I took the leap of faith. After some research, a little soul searching, and a lot of courage: I held my breath, closed my eyes and […]

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Volunteering helps the Asian Elephants

karma1 February 12th, 2017

One of the most memorable things anyone can do is watch Thailand’s elephant population in its natural habitat. These amazing giants have their own language and you’ll see them speaking back and forth with their friends and family. As they bathe, they will heartily trumpet and chirp in constant conversation that sounds so real, you’ll […]

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#plasticisrubbish Campaign Launch

rubbishturtle February 2nd, 2017

Written by Camila Perez, Bamboo Social Media Assistant BAMBOO, a globally-based travel and volunteering company, has declared war on plastic. Starting today, BAMBOO has begun a campaign to decrease the use of plastic bottles, bags and containers in our day-to-day endeavours. This campaign was created with the intention of lowering the amount of plastic waste […]

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Why turtles are amazing and why they need our help

Costa Rica Turtle December 7th, 2016

Sea turtles are one of our planet’s most ancient creatures. Back when dinosaurs were roaming the earth, the turtles were there too: all seven distinct species of them. Nowadays, they are found throughout the world, in warm and temperate waters alike. When they want to lay their eggs, they will often migrate hundreds of miles […]

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Three Epic Reasons to Volunteer Abroad

get-out-of-a-rut December 6th, 2016

So, you’re thinking about volunteering abroad? I’m glad you’re here! You will no doubt have your own reasons for being here, and your own story of how you fell upon our stunning website. But if you’re reading this blog post, I get the feeling that you still need convincing as to why you should volunteer […]

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10 Top Tips for Savvy Travellers

open-your-mind-1 December 6th, 2016

Most travellers have to learn things the hard way. Don’t be one of those travellers. Minimise the number of mistakes you have to make by learning from our mistakes. On behalf of the Bamboo team, here are my top ten tips for travellers.   #1. Get good shoes There is a reason that this one is at the […]

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Interns of Bamboo

3-interns December 6th, 2016

You may be wondering how a lot of the work gets done around a typical day in the Siem Reap office. Well do we need to tell you! Introducing three of our incredible and yes, crazy interns!

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Experiencing the Pura Vida in Costa Rica

ruby December 5th, 2016

Guest Blogger: Ruby Reddington – July 7 2016 Travelling just over 12,000km from my small home town of Wanaka, New Zealand to San Jose, Costa Rica and living there for 2 months was exactly the exciting, scary experience I wanted after just finishing my commerce degree. Desire for a tropical get away, a few years […]

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