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Typhoon Haiyan - a change to the itinerary?


With our previous track record (being on St Lucia when Hurricane Tomas hit in 2010), we're well aware of the devastation these huge weather fronts can cause.

It's really tragic that the Philippines have suffered the worst storm ever recorded - typhoon Haiyan - a super storm which has left a significant trail of destruction and cost the lives of thousands. RIP.

Our plan was to head there at the end of this month but, understandably, the official travel advice is not to go. We are still considering it, but now with a purpose to volunteer and offer aid. It would obviously be an entirely different experience to what we had planned, but will no doubt be extremely humbling and rewarding. That said, I can't lie, there's another part of me which says let's just go to Borneo instead to see the little orange fellas... we'll see. We both agree we won't go if it puts us in any unnecessary danger.

Some research to do and maybe make contact with the Red Cross. We'll keep you posted!

PS. Also wanted to say thanks for the kind blog comments, we love reading them x (ha ha Will!)

Posted by Galavantie 20:35 Archived in Thailand

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While I knew you guys were safe and that the typhoon had not hit you, still glad to know the both of you are okay! :)

by Danny Truong

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