In this episode the manne from the Onsvirjoupodcast sat around the microphone for an adventurous chat with Marilize Morren.
Marilize lives in the Western Cape (South Africa) and is therefore technically not an expat. However she recently did what most expats can only dream of doing.
She quit her job and used the Workaway platform to travel South East Asia while volunteering and getting first hand exposure to various cultures and different ways of life.
This adventure was also a way to help her understand where her strengths and passions lie so she can choose the best career and life path going forward.
In her own words:
“A few months ago, I resigned from my corporate job to go on a 3-month solo-traveling adventure in South-East Asia to volunteer at various NGOs, through WorkAway.
WorkAway made it easy to get connected to the projects I was interested in. I could make an impact, whilst getting a very authentic traveling experience and exposure to the culture of each country.
I started my journey at an ethical elephant sanctuary (no bathing, feeding, or touching), the Somboon Legacy Foundation in Thailand. For my second month, I traveled up to Laos, to a town called Luang Prabang where I did tourism/ marketing for a farm-to-table and community empowerment organisation, the Mekong Svan. During my final month of traveling, I visited Bali and Java in Indonesia, to gain exposure to teaching.”
Check out the amazing places Marilize volunteered at:
Somboon Legacy Foundation
If this is something that you might consider doing, checkout the Workaway website and start planning your life changing adventure!
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