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Lydia

    Post Raleigh Update

    Well haven’t I been great at keeping you all up to date on my time working as Communications Officer for Raleigh International in Nicaragua…

    My last blog post was an introduction to my new home in Masaya when I first arrived in Nicaragua in January and to be honest, since then, it’s been non-stop. From writing blog posts, conducting interviews and taking photos to visiting remote communities, building ranches and trekking volcanoes, Raleigh sure knows how to keep you occupied.

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    Settling in at Raleigh Field Base in Masaya, Nicaragua

    HOLAAAA!!

    After a longggg radio silence on the blog, I’m back in action and most importantly, I’M BACK TRAVELLING!

    If you don’t already know, I have just arrived in the city of Masaya in Nicaragua, Central America where I will be volunteering as Communications Officer for the charity, Raleigh International for the next three months (have a read of this blog post and my JustGiving page to find out a bit more about the charity as well as, why I chose to volunteer for them).

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    A Guide to Trekking Snowdon, Wales

    Since arriving back in the U.K. from my big travelling trip in May, I have been keen to explore my own country a little more. Having grown up in the scenic rolling countryside of Buckinghamshire, I’ve found that it’s very easy to overlook and take for granted the natural beauty, which is on your doorstep.

    Therefore, this year I made it my mission to make the most of what the U.K. has to offer. First stop: climbing Mount Snowdon in North Wales.

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    Why I’ve Chosen to Volunteer for Raleigh International

    https://geographical.co.uk/partners/charity-partners/item/2197-raleigh-international

    As you may already know from my ramblings on Facebook, in January, I am travelling to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to volunteer as Communications Officer for the charity, Raleigh International.

    For three months, I will be reporting on the life-changing work volunteers from across the globe are doing on each project site in Costa Rica and Nicaragua via the charity’s blog and social media platforms.

    Why have I decided to do this, I hear you say…

    After my 16 month trip around the world, I vowed that my next challenge would be to take some time to volunteer for a charity. During my backpacking trip, I witnessed first-hand the heart-wrenching difficulties certain countries are going through.

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    A Four Week Itinerary to Vietnam

    Vietnam is bursting at the seams with mouth-watering food, marvellous scenery, hospitable locals and a rich yet, troublesome history.

    There is so much to see and do in this diverse country and it is so hard to squeeze it all into a one month visa. Therefore, I have written up my 4 week itinerary to help you with your planning.

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    Why You Should Book A Trip To Madeira, Portugal This Summer

    Madeira is a small Portuguese island floating off of the coast of Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Renowned for its mountainous scenery, vibrant orange roofed houses, unique toboggan run and splendid Madeiran cake, wine and cuisine, this island has a lot to offer its visitors.

    Although Madeira has been branded as a holiday destination for the ‘elder generation’, my trip with my family in early June confirmed that this unspoiled, quiet gem has a lot to offer any holidaymaker who enjoys a less touristy destination with phenomenal walking opportunities, quaint cobbled high streets and welcoming locals.

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