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Past participant Bob Hoffert gives us a snap-shot reflection on his recent visit to Cuba – “The Island of Contradictions”

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

_MG_5488Cuba was like entering a time capsule, but what you can express in words doesn’t always coincide with the vitality of your senses.
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The Cuban Revolution – Explore the Past and Present

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Featured, Food and Agriculture, LGBT on 18th March, 2015 | No Comments

Photo by Jenny WhiteIn late January, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired two episodes about Cuba on it’s program, Rewind. Using more than 75 years of radio history, the program pulled stories from the archives a year before and a year after the Cuban Revolution to create, “The Cuban Revolution – A Look Back”, in two parts. A great backgrounder for planning your trip to Cuba with Reality Tours this July!
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A Haiti Delegate Shares Her Experience

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 26th September, 2014 | 2 Comments

Untitled11Many of my friends and colleagues have expressed an interest in what I found in Haiti. I visited Haiti June 7-14, 2014 on a fact-finding trip with Global Exchange. I certainly did not know what to expect, even though I have studied many facets of life in Haiti, pre and post-earthquake. Real life can be quite different.
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From Cuba to San Francisco – Interning for Reality Tours

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 10th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bryan Weiner in CubaThis past summer we had the great pleasure of working with Cuba Program Intern Bryan Weiner. In this article Bryan shares the impact of his experience traveling as a student to Cuba with Reality Tours, and later interning with the Cuba program. Learn more about summer internship opportunities.
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Culture, Community, Art & Radiance in Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories on 22nd January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Muraleando 2[1] copyThere are some experiences in life that broaden your perspective and open your mind to new ideas in the best possible ways, and my trip to Cuba for New Years 2014 was one of those experiences. I never could have imagined that I would take in so many new things in just over a week! I learned, saw, heard and did so many new things which I felt I would not have been able to discover visiting Cuba on my own without the unique insight that Global Exchange brings.
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Lessons Learned: From Guatemala to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Guest Posts on 10th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

U.S. and Cuban residents dance together at Muraleando community project in HavanaReality Tours participant Catherine Sagan reflects on lessons learned, from Guatemala to Cuba.
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The Alamar Organopónico: Cuban Charisma and Creativity at Work

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture on 14th August, 2013 | 3 Comments

Salcines talking with a recent RT group.Wondering what sort of people and places you might encounter on a visit to Cuba? The UBPC (Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa or Basic Cooperative Production Unit) Vivero Alamar is one of the places where you will see Cuban charisma and creativity at work.
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Stop the “Jay-Z, Beyonce Bill” Against Travel to Cuba

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy on 30th July, 2013 | No Comments

BloqueoLearn what you can do to stop progress of a spending bill that attempts to eliminate people-to-people travel to Cuba.
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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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And the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest Is…

Posted by in Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories, Women, Youth on 9th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Congratulations on the winning photo Susan! "Women Making Change" Reality Tour, 2005.Congratulations to Susan Hall, Grand Prize winner of the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest! Her image of an Afghan man drinking tea was chosen as our Grand Prize Winner for the quality and composition of the image and the strikingness of its subject matter. Susan had this to say about her experience visiting Afghanistan: “Prior […]
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