The art of communication

Reconciling with yourself as to whether or not you are making a difference while volunteering becomes more prominent especially when you do not speak the language. Expressing exactly how I feel in English is sometimes a struggle – I’m not an eloquent speaker and so writing is a better medium for me to communicate in.…

Good grief, are you a voluntourist?

Something I’d like to speak to since I broadcasted the news via Facebook that I would leave the -30 degree weather in Quebec to 25-30 degree weather in Chiang Mai is “voluntourism”. The concept has been viciously criticized as volunteering apparently dislikes being associated with tourism (you can read countless blogs and articles on this just by…