Road to Nicaragua

Road to Nicaragua

Road to Nicaragua   When 14 hours have passed since leaving your accommodation in the capital, and four since the sun has set, you find yourself preparing to sleep in your suitcase on the roadside, you know that six months living in a semi-isolated rural community is sure to be an adventure…   Nicaragua is…

Fasting for Charity

Local Man Fasts for Charity   Self-proclaimed chunky monkey Andy Neale from Lancashire has decided to fast in order to raise funds for international development charity, Progressio. The idea came as news broke that Preston and Fylde’s water supply was contaminated with a bug. This meant local residents have been advised not to consume their…

Loneliness, of a global scale

  Global loneliness   I’ve never felt as alone in the night as I do at present; trying to sleep through extreme heat, in a foreign country, means my body lies on top of the sheet like a bare foetus in an incubator. Or perhaps a stray dog, sleeping on a street corner in a…

Birth of a VSO Global Citizen

The Birth of a Global Citizen – A Personal Learning Journey At the start of Global Xchange, and even throughout the programme, I was loud, naive and thought pretty highly of myself. I had always been one of the leaders within my groups of friends back home and was generally perceived as being pretty bright.…