Imagine living on top of a mountain plateau 7,000ft above sea level and it still being 32 degrees celsius.
Volunteer USA 13 December 2012
So, I am in Flagstaff, my base for the next three months!
My first project was in Zion National park in Utah.
My third project left on Wednesday and was at the Grand Canyon.
There were four of us who had decided to go to Santa Fe on our days off, and it turned out that another five girls were also heading that way.
My penultimate project took me back to Zion. I was really looking forward to this project as we had a great crew, and it was in a stunning location.
Being on the ten week Volunteer USA programme means that you get time for five 8-day projects.
I had an amazing experience on Volunteer USA. The projects were in the most spectacular locations...
Sooo, I'm back from Wupatki and it was rather awesome.
At the end of last year, I found myself at a loose end. I knew I didn’t want to spend the run up to uni just hanging around.
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