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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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The Gandhian Legacy

Posted by in Asia, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion on 9th March, 2011 | No Comments

TheGandhianLegacyFor 14 years, Global Exchange and Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi (a.k.a. Mahatma Gandhi), have shared the legacy of Gandhi via our Gandhian Legacy Tour. The following is a guest post written by Arun Gandhi about these trips, and how you can join the next one!
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Hanoi at 1,000 Years: Secret Cafes and Mythical Creatures

Posted by in Asia, Regions We Visit on 24th September, 2010 | No Comments

4298_100655794941_92087424941_2587288_108168_nIn the early morning hours before the summer heat floods the city, I sat in a small, clandestine cafe overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake – the emerald body of water at the heart, and historic center of Hanoi. This was my second visit in twenty four hours to the lookout spot.
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The Journey Has Begun! Introducing the Reality Tours Blog

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East on 8th June, 2010 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Laura Stevens, Reality Tours Photo Contest WinnerGlobal Exchange Reality Tours blog invites you to Meet the People, Learn the Facts, Make a Difference! The idea for a Reality Tours blog came from members of the global community. Over the years people have expressed a desire to: Hear more about the work that we do as a dynamic human rights organization working […]
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China: Time for Grassroots Diplomacy

Posted by in Asia, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 1st September, 2005 | No Comments

By Kevin Danaher The ethnic Tibetan farmer carves up yak meat for a barbeque our group of visiting Americans is about to share with local villagers in Shangri-La, China. Suddenly, we hear a strange chirping sound, like an exotic bird trapped in a tin can. The farmer puts down his knife and pulls out a […]
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Pilgrimage to Gandhi’s India

Posted by in Asia, Peace and Conflict, Regions We Visit, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories on 25th December, 2004 | No Comments

By John Dear December 25, 2004, Ireland It’s Christmas day and I’m in Galway on the west coast of Ireland, staying with my friend Terry Howard, SJ and the Jesuit community, after visiting other Jesuit friends in Dublin, and Mairead Maguire and her family near Belfast. It’s cold, quiet and wet, but beautiful and refreshing […]
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