If I find Paddington, I'll be sure to bring him back!
I'm leaving tomorrow to go to Peru for 2 weeks on a volunteer project. I'm going to be helping out at a girl's and boy's orphanage and seeing the fantastic city of Cusco at the same time. I am super excited but also feeling very queasy, haha.
I was originally going to go on my own but I've found a girl through the volunteer organisation that I am now travelling with! From London I have to fly to Madrid then to Lima then to Cusco - the whole process is going to be just short of 24 hours including quite a bit of waiting around in airports but I'm hoping it goes smoothly. Fingers crossed.
I look forward to sharing my pictures and experiences when I return!
P.S. If anybody else is thinking of volunteering abroad, check out the Original Volunteers website. It is UK based and offers the cheapest rates I've found compared to other projects. You pay an Admin fee and a weekly accomodation fee and that's pretty much it; they've got a variety of projects to choose from and the ability to get in contact with other volunteers who are going! http://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/