Posted: May 8th, 2012 | Author: Shawn | Filed under: blah blah blah | No Comments »
“I always feel like a traveller, going somewhere, toward some destination. If I sense that this destination doesn’t in fact exist, that seems to me quite reasonable and very likely true.”
- Vincent Van Gogh, July 22, 1888
ps: Image source: vggallery.com and drawn in July 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh.
Posted: May 7th, 2012 | Author: Shawn | Filed under: altruism, travel | 3 Comments »
It’s been more than a month since I’ve been home from volunteering in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. Sorry about the delayed update. These posts are just significantly less interesting to do after the fact. In total I spent 21 days there working with All Hands Volunteers (AHV). Mostly thanks to the generosity of others!
My main concerns about going on other people’s cash was that the trip be worthwhile. Worth their money, worth my time and money, and worth AHV giving me a spot. And I suppose to a lesser extent, if the work that AHV was offering was worth doing. So in hindsight, how did all those factors work out? Money and time (same thing) well spent?
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