Global High School Travel Journal

Below are a collection of travel journal entries from the program managers and activity coordinators about the students personal and experiential education and travels.

Moreton Island Day Trip

Moreton Island Day Trip It was another early morning for our group, but it was well worth it. We were up and at’em at 7:00 am to hop on a bus with our lovely breakfast of muffins, granola, and peaches. The bus ride was quick, but we then boarded a pontoon boat which...

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Star Struck in Queenstown!

Star Struck in Queenstown! It all started on Saturday night when Haley noticed that country music star, Thomas Rhett, began posting about his arrival in Queenstown on Instagram. Haley doubled down on her efforts to discover an exact location but, not one to give up,...

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary It was finally the day that everyone was looking forward to… meeting Australia's famous furry friend, the koala bear! On Saturday morning everyone packed their bags to catch the ride down to the world's largest Koala sanctuary here in...

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We have arrived in Brisbane!

On Wednesday afternoon GHS boarded our bus for the Prosepine Airport to catch our flight to Brisbane. We were sad to leave our beautiful little oasis in Airie Beach but there is lots more of Australia to discover.

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#1 Beach in Australia

Monday morning began with students heading back to classes after a busy weekend. However, the number 1 beach in Australia, Whitehaven Beach, beckoned in the afternoon and a group of us set out to explore this iconic setting.

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The Great Barrier Reef

Our crew started our journey to the Great Barrier Reef lathering ourselves in sunscreen and chattering in excitement. Although we were dragging our feet due to the early start, the group appreciated that we didn’t have any classes and could enjoy the day ahead of us.

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Salty Dog Kayaking

Salty Dog Kayaking A small group of intrepid GHS students and their fearless leader, Kathy, headed out early Sunday morning for a sea-kayaking experience. We had no idea what to expect but were quickly put at ease by our guide, Haley. She was, in a word, awesome! We...

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5 Star Everything on the Whitsunday Coast

GHS has arrived in Airlie Beach, which, while not actually a beach, is a lovely little town acting as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The highlight of our stay, so far, in this beautiful place is our hotel – give a big shout out to Colonial Palms.

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A Busy Few Days in Sydney…

Saturday was another hot and sunny day (is there any other kind?) in Sydney. However, we gave ourselves a bit of a rest from the heat to engage in our primary occupation – classes. Students had some free time to explore before dinner and our excursion to watch the fireworks in Darling Harbour

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Sydney: Scavenger Hunt and Beach Walk

Our first two full days “down under” have been full of activity and wonder at the amazing city of Sydney. A scavenger hunt on Thursday provided a perfect opportunity to meet new travel mates while exploring our new home away from home.

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Term Three: Greetings From Down Under!

Greetings from Down Under! What an eventful few days it has been! We left Toronto on schedule just before the most recent ice storm hit Ontario. This was fortunate for us as our plane managed to depart on time allowing us to arrive in Vancouver on schedule and on time...

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One semester down, one more to go.

One semester down, one more to go. After a long weekend of studying and finalizing final assignments, students wrote their course exams on Wednesday and Thursday morning before our final banquet and flight home. With Thursday's exam complete, some of us returned back...

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Final Stop in Ayutthaya

Final Stop in Ayutthaya We have arrived at our final destination on Term 2: Ayutthaya! With salted tears over our time spent in Ko Lanta, we left our seaside resort on Saturday and arrived in Bangkok that afternoon. Our school then set out in a brigade of private...

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GHS at Sea: Snorkelling the Phi-Phi Islands

Snorkeling the Phi-Phi Islands It was an early morning at sea for our day of cruising the islands of Southern Thailand! After breakfast, we were driven to our pickup location down the beach to board the high-speed boat for our full day on the Andaman Sea. As the...

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Hot Heat: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

Hot Heat: Traditional Thai Cooking Class Fire up the burners and oil up those curry pots – we have some cooking to do! A bunch of us took the trip out to Lanta Cooking school on Tuesday morning for a half-day of learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes. On the...

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Sweet Heat in Ko Lanta

Sweet Heat in Ko Lanta S̄wạs̄dī from the South of Thailand! Before jet-setting over to Krabi on Friday morning, staff and students participated in the Loy Krathong Festival in Chiang Rai. This festival celebrates the full moon in November where Thai locals send...

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Chiang Rai: Bamboo Trekking

Bamboo Trekking Before making our way over to the photogenic islands of Southern Thailand, students and staff went on one more optional trekking adventure into the jungles of Chiang Rai. Our day-long journey began with a tuk-tuk ride to the starting point of our trek...

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White Temple and Trekking: Student Version!

White Temple and Trekking: Student Version! Hello fellow bloggers! Students from our world cultures class have been writing travel journals about their excursions and experiences on Global High School this term. Mathilde took the time to provide you with an update on...

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Chiang Rai: Saving the Elephants

Saving the Elephants Students made their way to Elephant Valley on Saturday for a full day of feeding, working… and dung! Everyone broke into groups of three to learn about the main objectives of the sanctuary before being put to work for the afternoon. Both...

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River Criuse: Arriving in Thailand!

River Cruise: Arriving in Thailand! The time has come to visit our last country in Term 2! We set off in the morning up the Mekong after a heavily anticipated rest in our jungle cabins. Rising early for our 7 AM departure, a hot breakfast was served at the river hotel...

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Mekong River Cruise: Day 1!

River Cruise: Day 1! Hello from the Mekong River! Our first day of cruising to Thailand has commenced with an early morning rise to the port where we embarked on our two-day adventure. Breakfast was served shortly after the boat pulled away from the shores of Luang...

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Luang Prabang: Zipping Through the Weekend

Zipping Through the Weekend Students cycled and zipped through the weekend with endless adventures in Laos. After renting a bunch of bikes, staff and students cycled out to the popular silk neighbourhood of Luang Prabang. We cycled out to the local shops in 20 minutes...

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Luang Prabang: Friendship and Paddles

Friendship and Paddles GHS was invited to participate in a Baci Ceremony this weekend! Before dinner on Friday, staff and students made their way to a local home to participate in a Laotian Baci Ceremony. This ceremony is held for many different occasions throughout...

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