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‘GVI’s research and conservation has been of great benefit in raising awareness and providing data towards the conservation of marine mammals’ – WWF, Kenya

‘I would like to thank the GVI Water Security Project for reaching out to help communities where they are most vulnerable and where it matters most’ – Fiji Red Cross

‘We choose GVI to help us run our volunteer program due to their field structure and excellent reputation’ – SANParks

‘Our partnership with GVI has allowed us to expand our programme of safeguarding at-risk children’ – Save the Children, Mexico

‘Our association with GVI will result in actions that will guarantee the conservation of jaguars and other fauna in Tortugeuro National Park’ – Panthera, Costa Rica

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Want to know what you absolutely MUST do on a trip to Cambodia? We've put together the only list you'll ever need, including not only tried-and-true tourist favourites like Angkor Wat and the Royal Palace but some truly unique ones like Artisan Angkor's silk farm and the wholesale fried insect street stalls found throughout Phnom Pehn.

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Thinking about heading to Peru? You'll soon learn that there's a lot more to do than trek the Inca trail and snap a pic at the top of Machu Picchu. From a vibrant surfing community and a series of striking landscapes, a culinary legacy and ruins standing shoulder-to-shoulder with modern apartment complexes, Peru is an exciting destination to entice any traveler.

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Curious about Ghana? What's the national language? What's there to do? What's the weather like? We bring you 16 fun facts about this fascinating West African nation, including a bit about the landscape, history and local culture. Take a look at all the places you can explore and the amazing things you can do in Ghana as a GVI participant abroad!