Animal Aid Unlimited, Udaipur

Animal Aid Unlimited, Udaipur

Animal Aid Unlimited, Udaipur When researching what to do in Udaipur, I came across Animal Aid Unlimited, an organization that provides services to the many street dogs, cows, donkeys, etc that roam the city streets.  Since I was starting to get bored of the traditional temples, forts, and city palaces that all of the major cities in Rajasthan had, it seemed like a good chance to do something different.  Throughout my time in India thus far, I’ve come across more than my share of dogs and cows wandering the streets. …

My Experiences Volunteering with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity

My Experiences Volunteering with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity

When I was planning my destinations in India, I was recommended by my friend Anne to stop in Kolkata and spend some time volunteering with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, as she spent a couple of months volunteering her time there during a summer in college. While I did not have a lot of time to give as there were a lot of places on my India itinerary, I was able to pencil in 5 days spending my time aiding the sisters in their work helping the less fortunate of…

Volunteering at Patara Elephant Farm

Volunteering at Patara Elephant Farm

This post is a little overdue (I visited Patara Elephant Farm back in January), but I was waiting on some pictures from that day, and am just getting around to writing about it now.  I knew when I first decided to go to Thailand that I wanted to spend some time with elephants.  Elephants are one of my favorite animals.  I think that they are just fascinating and intelligent creatures.  Thailand has a problem with many elephants being mistreated in the tourism and manufacturing industries.  Elephants are chained up and beaten until…