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  • Vietnam: The home of bahn mi!


    Da Lat on 2 Wheels

    A day with Easy Riders

    So how do 3 brothers, 2 partners, 2 kids and their Grand Dad get on two bikes? Impossible! 



    Thien Duong Cave

    Paradise is a cave called "Paradise"

    A firm Vietnamese favourite but a little too far for most tourists. Not for these travellers!


    The temples and tombs of Hue.

    Waiting for the ink to dry :-)

     



    Posted 28 Jun 2013, 00:36 by Elli Murr
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  • Charities in Vietnam
    SOS Children provides children with a home, a family and a new mother in a purpose-built SOS Children's Village, where they can stay until they are ready for independent life. 
    SOS Children currently cares for 1,952 children in Vietnam at its 13 SOS Children's Villages throughout the country, and a further 272 youths at its 10 SOS Youth Homes, where young adults go to prepare for independence. [more].

    Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. EPRC rescue and take-in primates that from around Vietnam as well as running an education/ visiting centre to help locals and foreigners understand these magnificent creatures. The aim is to rehabilitate the rescued primates and release them back into the wild where they belong. Volunteering at the EPRC gives you a unique opportunity to directly help endangered wildlife whilst sampling the highly cultured and welcoming country of Vietnam. You too could soon be near to the rarest primate in the world during the day and then enjoy some tasty cuisine (and possibly a ‘Bia Hoi’ or 2in the evenings with a not so rare primate species. [more]


    MilkCare Foundation Until economic reforms in 1986, the Vietnamese government provided free schooling. Now, students must pay for "public" schooling in addition to other expenses such as school maintenance fees, textbooks, school uniforms. With an annual per capita income of less than $150 (US dollars) in rural areas, many families simply cannot afford to send their children to school. For these children--some abandoned and homeless--even basic nutrition and education remain only a dream. [more]

    Vets With A Mission is a group of Vietnam veterans and non-veterans who are dedicated to bringing healing, reconciliation and renewal to the people of Vietnam. We run many different projects from volunteering to donating and fund raising. Please visit us for [more] information.


    Mine Awareness Group

    We work with conflict-affected communities to identify their needs, removing land mines and unexploded ordnance, and helping those people in contaminated areas to live more safely. [more]

    More links to charities in Vietnam can be found [here]

    Posted 4 Jul 2013, 02:41 by Elli Murr
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    Garden of Reflection,
    Chiang Mai, Thailand:
     
    There is no glory for a lazy person however good looking

    Temple,
    Krabi Thailand:

    Solitude and silent reflection seems to be moving with the times

    Almost Famous,
    Pai, Thailand:

    Toilet humour, bar humour and a great quiz.
    Posted 26 Jun 2013, 21:11 by Elli Murr
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    Posted 3 Jul 2013, 03:14 by Elli Murr
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  • Talking Thai
    A little effort goes a long way!

    Hello
    Sawadee

    How are you?
    Sabai dee mai?

    I'm fine.
    Sabai dee.

    Thankyou!
    Kop khun!

    See you later.
    Jer gun.

    How much is this?
    Mee, tao rai?

    I don't want a plastic bag.
    Mae ow toong.

    Not spicy
    Mai pet

    Spicy
    Pet

    Vegetarian
    Jin jay

    At the end of the sentences
    Female speaker: Ka
    Male speaker: Krup

    Posted 3 Jul 2013, 23:59 by Elli Murr
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  • Travel Guides
    Over 1,000 downloads of "A travellers Guide to Myanmar"

    We've had over 27,000 hits in just 7 months! For some, that's nothing, for the charities we support, approx. 2% of our visitors visit on.Which means all of our hard work is worth it. 

    Looks like we'll be publishing an update to "A Travellers Guide to Myanmar" in September ready for the new season. And already we have Peter and Anne from Balmain, Sydney Australia on board to give us updates for their pending trip in October.

    So we have "
    Fish out of Water" and "Powered by Noodles" and now "Cool for Cats" set to update us in Myanmar. Can you get any more up-to-date?

    Free guides and downloads.
    Posted 24 Jul 2013, 21:12 by Elli Murr
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Definition of Charity: 
"Generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy and suffering"

This is all about giving something back to the people of the countries that we've visited, to thank them for the wonderful experiences that we've had. There are no charges for receiving information on this site, because this is about sharing the latest information and not making money. You'll also note, there are no pop-ups or sponsored links to businesses. So, please take the time to look at some of the charities that we've highlighted on our charities page, and if you want to "pay" for the information you've received, then look into some of these worthy causes. Otherwise we'd gladly accept any support to help keep this site alive.

You will be directed to an Email window. 
If not, then email: volunteer@
TheLeapingLemur.com

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