Nepal bound – it’s official

Tlell and I are just thrilled to announce that we have finally confirmed our placements with a volunteer organization, Voluntary Service Overseas (http://www.vsocan.org/default.aspx) for 14-26 months, based out of Kathmandu, Nepal.   As many of you know we applied for placements with the organization last October and have been moving through the application, acceptance, training, and […]

Volunteering in Nepal

For those who do not know, Tlell and I decided to take a career break and volunteer overseas (see past posting about this topic here by clicking on the “VSO” tag). We initially had potential volunteer placements in either Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, or Nigeria but luckily two successfully matched volunteer placements in Nepal were […]

Immunization – Part 1

It feels like people have been playing punch buggy on my arms all day. On today’s menu: Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B vaccinations Typhoid Tetanus / Diphtheria / Polio Dessert (later): Japanese encephalitis Meningococcal Meningitis Rabies vaccine Traveller’s Diarrhea and Cholera vaccines Malaria prescriptions Links: Travel Clinic – Vancouver Coastal Health The Travel Clinic: Dr. […]

What a post-Web 2.0 world would look like

Some random thoughts of what a post-Web 2.0 world would look like (focusing on the human-side of things rather than the technical side, see the proposed Web 3.0 definition)… A lot of social activities would be taken “offine” in order for social groups to further achieve common goals and objectives (environmental groups, social rallies, solving […]