why i volunteer
I remember returning back to the hostel after my first full day in Myanmar and my face hurt from smiling at everyone all day long – what a good feeling that was! I quickly fell in love with this country and when I made it to Nyaung Shwe, my final stop on my first trip to Myanmar, I was once again so impressed.
So impressed that five months later I returned to Song of Travel to volunteer! I came for the sights, the culture, and the authenticity of Myanmar, and I stayed for the morning runs with staff, the delicious pina coladas made by Jack, and the hilarious language barrier that results in me just smiling all the time and saying “hobie, hobie”.
It’s been incredible getting to know all the staff here and meeting all of the interesting guests that check in. I am so glad to have the opportunity to be a volunteer at Song of Travel Hostel!