Swannies – Day 4

Happy birthday Chloe! Today marked the first day of our homemade breakfast. We feasted on Filipino cornflakes and toast, then packed our bags as well as our dirty washing (with soap!) and travelled back to our developing community. We were warmly welcomed back by the community with hugs and handshakes. We then did our washing... Continue Reading →

Swannies – Day 3

Hey Everyone! We were up excruciatingly early this morning. We were ready to travel to our newest destination. After a delicious breakfast, we began our two and a half hour road trip to Sagay. The fabulous trip contained lots of singing and dancing by the very talented; Emily Phillips, Mikayla Coleman, Hannah Benfield and Kirstie Hall.... Continue Reading →

Swannies – Day 2

With the instructions to be in the foyer by 7am… a few of us ended up being there a little late (I think we can be forgiven for that one!!!). We headed off in our crazy, stuffy, buses to Pastor Gary’s Ikthus church for eggs and bacon. After Mr. Pitman’s humorous stories of his past... Continue Reading →

The Long Flight to the Philippines

We arrived at the Perth International airport to a sea of green. The locals could only stop and stare as the innocent parents wept over the departure of their beloved children. We were whisked away through the tedious border security officers with penetrative stares (and suspicious terrorist looks). The lovely five hour flight flew by,... Continue Reading →

Last Minute Reminder

The time is almost upon us.  After months of preparation the trip is finally happening.  A big thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Here are a couple of last things to remember: Everyone needs to be at the Perth International Airport by 11pm Saturday night. Your main luggage needs to weigh 10kg... Continue Reading →

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