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Reality Tours Cambodia & Thailand Program Officer Shares His Story-Pt 1

Posted by in Asia, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 7th December, 2011 | No Comments

Boreth Sun Visiting Global Exchange in San FranciscoDiscover what it means to be an in-country representative of Reality Tours and our partnering organization Not For Sale. Introducing Boreth Sun, Reality Tours program officer in Cambodia and Thailand. Follow along as Reality Tours Director Malia Everette interviews Boreth.
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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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“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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Just Announced: Your Chance to Win a Trip of a Lifetime!

Posted by in Asia, Featured, Human trafficking on 10th August, 2011 | No Comments

804One lucky person who registers for the upcoming Global Forum on Human Trafficking is going to win a free trip facilitated by The Not for Sale Campaign against human trafficking and Global Exchange Reality Tours. Could that lucky person be you?
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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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