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Photographer Turns His Lens to Cuba- Customized Tour Organizer Shares His Story

Posted by in Caribbean, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 7th December, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ron Herman's images from HavanaFor the past two years photographer and chair of Foothill College’s photography department, Ron Herman, has customized two Reality Tours delegations to Cuba. Learn more about his artistic example of building “people to people ties” with the arts community in Cuba and how making a difference inspired joint photography exhibits in the US & Cuba.
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Thanks Bill Patterson, for Traveling to Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 24th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

cuba2-300x225This Thanksgiving, we at Global Exchange are giving thanks to our members, supporters and leaders in our movement for social, economic and political justice. We are thankful to all of you who have traveled on a Reality Tour – you met the people, learned the facts and you make a difference. One person in particular, we wish to thank: Bill Patterson. Find out why.
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Remembering Satyagraha and The Gandhian Legacy: An Invitation by Arun Gandhi

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 8th November, 2011 | No Comments

Gandhi and spinning wheel, Gandhian Legacy Reality Tour by Malia EveretteAs many of us here at Global Exchange witness and support the nonviolent direct action protests in the US and around the world, from Occupy Wall Street to the Tar Sands Movement taking on the Keystone XL pipeline, the living philosophical teachings of Gandhi are remembered. These teachings are shared and taught by his grandson Dr. Arun Gandhi during the Gandhian Legacy Reality Tour and you are invited to join our annual Gandhian Legacy tour which is lead by Arun himself.
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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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