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“Please Don’t Just Take it From Me”: Palestine & Israel Past Participant’s Insightful Story

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 20th October, 2011 | No Comments

Graffiti Wall by Ken YaleKen Yale, Reality Tours Palestine & Israel Past Participant, shares his reflections on exactly the kind of transformative experience that keeps us here at Reality Tours ever motivated to continue our work to have you “Meet the People, Learn the Facts, and Make a Difference”!
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Sangkheum = Hope, Says Stop Human Trafficking Cambodia Alumni

Posted by in Asia, Human trafficking, Trip Participant Stories on 14th October, 2011 | 4 Comments

Advocacy delegates and community walk and talk, CambodiaLast summer I was fortunate enough to join the Stop Human Trafficking delegation to Cambodia where I shared a room and countless hours of conversations and contemplation with Lori Lindgren Voit. Today she graciously shares her impressions with us.
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“Any day as an American in North Korea is sure to be an immensely rewarding and stimulating experience”

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 29th August, 2011 | 5 Comments

North Korea studentsJeremy Jimenez, a seasoned traveler tells it like it is–to travel on a Reality Tour trip to North Korea. Follow along as he takes us through a vast array of topics, from the country’s military first policy and rotating ping pong to gender stratification and the classic Confucion respect for the elderly.
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North Korea Trip Participant Story: So, Why North Korea?

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 15th July, 2011 | No Comments

Sept16-317-blog4Here’s the final installment in a 4-part series written by Sophia Michelen, a Global Exchange Reality Tours participant who was on the delegation to North Korea last September 2010. A first-generation American, Sophia Michelen has had a passion for travel and photography from a young age. In this series, Sophia shares reflections abut her experiences in North Korea.
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North Korea Trip Participant Story: A Rare Flower

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 14th July, 2011 | No Comments

Sept15DSLR-081-blog3Here’s the third post in a series written by Sophia Michelen, a Global Exchange Reality Tours participant who was on the delegation to North Korea last September 2010. A first-generation American, Sophia Michelen has had a passion for travel and photography from a young age. In this 4-part series, she reflects on her experiences in North Korea.
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North Korea Trip Participant Story: We Are Not Crazy!

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 13th July, 2011 | 1 Comment

September13_2010-149-blog2The following is the second in a 4-part series written by Sophia Michelen, a Global Exchange Reality Tours participant who was on the delegation to North Korea last September 2010. A first-generation American, Sophia Michelen has had a passion for travel and photography from a young age. In this 4-part series, she reflects on her experiences in North Korea.
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North Korea Trip Participant Story: Run-Away Crab Needed to Enter North Korea

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2011 | No Comments

dprkThe following is the first in a 4-part series written by Sophia Michelen, a Global Exchange Reality Tours participant who was on the delegation to North Korea last September 2010. A first-generation American, Sophia Michelen has had a passion for travel and photography from a young age. In this 4-part series, she reflects on her experiences in North Korea.
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Cuba Travel Updates: AP, New York Times AND Anthony Bourdain Talking Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Trip Participant Stories on 11th July, 2011 | No Comments

VinalesValley_bannerLots going on in Cuba travel news. The New York Times travel section recently covered Cuba travel changes, the Associated Press spoke with Global Exchange’s External Relations Director, and tonight the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” is in Cuba.
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Local Slow Food Leader Visits Cuba on Food Sovereignty Tour

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Trip Participant Stories on 29th June, 2011 | No Comments

Havana Farmers' MarketThough most associate the island of Cuba with rum, tobacco and rumba, one Global Exchange Reality Tour participant discovered that Cubans are also enthusiastic and accomplished organic gardeners and growers. Linda Slezak, a leader of the Slow Food movement in Glen Cove, New York recently returned from a Global Exchange/Food First research trip to Cuba. Linda described the tour as “the most memorable trip I have ever taken – I am still talking about it to everyone I know.” Here’s more from Linda about her recent trip to Cuba.
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I’m Going to Cuba…to Study Business

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

Manuel  Cardenas repairs shoes in a state-run workshop in Havana Photo Credit: Franklin Reyes / APPaul Taylor Hess is participating in Global Exchange’s upcoming Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development trip to Cuba. Paul shares some of his thoughts as he prepares for this adventure.
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