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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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Stone-Cold Truths: Reality Tour Participant Reports from Iran

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

2006.11.07-009A moving, honest piece written by a Reality Tours participants currently writing from Iran. She shares her thoughts about what it’s like to fall in love with a place in your mind, and how the fear that surfaces once you decide to travel there.
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American College Student Travels to Iran for First Time

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

2006.11.07-009What happens when an American young woman visits Iran for the first time? You can find out as you follow the adventures of Alexa, a Tufts University student majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic who is en route to Iran.
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Journey to Iran – City of Shiraz

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 24th August, 2010 | No Comments

Saadi TombPart three in the ‘Journey to Iran’ series. The beautiful city of Shiraz, known for its gardens, nightingales, roses, wine, and poets is also known for being a very liberal city in Iran. And while unfortunately, the wine is no longer to be found, poetry abounds here…
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Journey to Iran – Deserts of Yazd

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 18th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

Yazd Women DinnerPart two in the ‘Journey to Iran’ series. A visit to an amazing desert town that is one of the very oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world (about 7,000 years). Because it was so isolated and dry, it was never made into a capital city, and thus was evidently never overrun and destroyed by foreign armies.
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Participant Story Part 1: Journey to Iran

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 10th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

Archeological-CyrusHumanRightsCharterSmDeborah James advocated for Fair Trade at Global Exchange from 1993 – 2005, and now serves as a member of the Global Exchange Board. She is currently the Director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. She recently participated in the the Citizen Diplomacy Delegation to Iran with Reality Tours and in a series of posts, she shares with us her experience.
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