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From the U.S. to Cuba: LGBT Rights and Freedoms

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 8th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

gaycubaflag copyThe following post is written by Reality Tours Summer Intern Bryan Weiner. Bryan traveled to Cuba with Global Exchange and the Monterey Institute of International Studies for a graduate studies class. Last week was marked by landmark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States. These decisions […]
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Experience Día de los Muertos and Celebrate Global Exchange’s 25th in Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by in Art and Culture, Fair Trade, Featured, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Peace and Conflict, Women on 1st May, 2013 | 2 Comments

diadelosmuertosskeletonsOaxaca is one of the earth’s most beautiful places. Its lush mountains, high arid plains and dramatic Pacific coast are home to a vivid cultural mix. It’s also where Global Exchange will host a 25th Anniversary Reality Tour to participate in the stunning Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) ceremony. Find out more here!
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And the Popular Choice Winner in Reality Tours’ Photo Contest is…

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Latin America, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 30th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Congrats to Popular Choice Prize Winner, Marie Bodnar!Voting in the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest has now closed, and we’re thrilled to announce the Popular Choice winner.
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Where is Reality Tours’ Newest Destination?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Education, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion on 17th September, 2012 | 3 Comments

Burmese TemplesGlobal Exchange announces our newest Reality Tour destination! Guess where we are going to build people to people ties in 2013?
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Cuba in Pictures: The Universal Language of Photography

Posted by in Art and Culture, Guest Posts, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 28th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Photo by Ron HermanRead what it’s like to snap photos of people in Cuba, plus how one photographer leads budding photographers by organizing customized Reality Tours to Cuba .
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How One Woman Returned from Venezuela a Changed Woman

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 31st July, 2012 | No Comments

Venezuela-delegationGlobal Exchange Scholarship recipient Lea Murray participated in a Reality Tours delegation to Venezuela last month. Sounds like she’s a changed woman since the trip! Read how.
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See for Yourself What’s Behind the Bamboo Curtain in North Korea

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy on 10th July, 2012 | No Comments

Arirang Games Photo Credit: Global ExchangeThis September, a group of international travelers will witness history in the making; one of the last performances of something very special in North Korea which will take place on the 64th anniversary of the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
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Chivichanas in Cuba: Tour Facilitator Karen McCartney Shares her Story

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 29th March, 2012 | No Comments

Living Inside the Revolution, An Irish Woman in Cuba. Book by Karen McCartneyWhat are Cuban chivichanas ? If you’ve never heard of them find out from Reality Tours Facilitator Karen McCartney, as she shares one of her fond memories while leading “Following Che’s Footsteps” in the Sierra Maestra.
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27th Annual International Jazz Festival in Havana: Should you go?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Featured on 25th August, 2011 | 11 Comments

Photo from InmagineAre you a music fan wondering what it would be like to travel to Cuba? Accomplished percussionist Carol Steele shares her thoughts and experiences for those thinking of making the journey.
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Photographing Cuba: Fifty years after the Revolution

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 21st October, 2010 | 2 Comments

Her first photograph, TrinidadIn September 2010, Reality Tour participant Harlan Crowder went to Cuba with the Business of Art & Technology in Cuba delegation. Read the story behind two of Harlan’s favorite photographs that he made on the trip. My personal mission on this trip was to photograph and document Cuban life and society as I experienced it. […]
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