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  • June 20, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 588

    Fasting for Peace

    by Diana Saverin JERUSALEM–Starting last night, the Jewish fast of Tisha B’Av began. At 7 P.M., restaurants closed, and a strange quiet hung over the city.  Recreational spots across the country have also been shut down for the 25...

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  • June 17, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 659

    City of Cyclists

    by Sarah Armitage COPENHAGEN — As part of our Yale-organized housing in Copenhagen, each of the eleven Yale students here received a free public transportation pass — valid for whatever trips we might take on the bus, the metro, the S...

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  • May 31, 2010 • Reporting Trips • Views: 505

    Thank You!

    Dear Readers, It was a pleasure keeping this blog during our amazing (albeit brief) time in Indonesia. As you all know from reading the posts on this site we had some incredible and unexpected opportunities. It is hard to relay how much we...

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  • May 28, 2010 • Jakarta, Reporting Trips • Views: 551

    A Day in Jakarta

    represented by the contents of my backpack. by Christina...

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  • May 26, 2010 • Banda Aceh, Reporting Trips • Views: 754

    Day Hike with the Rebellion

    by Angie We wanted our last day in Aceh to be an adventurous one, so on Sunday we booked a ride into the Indonesian jungle an hour from Banda Aceh. Our guides were a Dutch expat named Mendel and his posse of five former fighters from the...

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  • May 25, 2010 • Bali, Photos, Reporting Trips • Views: 3591

    Festival Day

    by Erin Among the over 17,000 islands in Indonesia, Bali has a truly singular culture. Over 93% of the population is Balinese Hindu, a strain of Hinduism quite distinct from Indian Hinduism. Balinese Hinduism is a syncretism of traditional...

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  • May 25, 2010 • Banda Aceh, Reporting Trips • Views: 713

    Bearing Witness

    by Catherine Like Bali, Banda Aceh has a distinct personality that you can grasp far quicker than you can Jakarta’s.  The similarities end there, however.  A professor from the Islamic University, where we visited Thursday, said it...

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  • May 25, 2010 • Reporting Trips • Views: 553

    From LAX, Singapore, Pulau Weh, Bali, Hong Kong

    After reuniting in Jakarta, the Globalist is now in various stages of transit back to the US, to other parts of Indonesia, and to other parts of the world for the rest of our summers. Internet was hard to come by in Banda Aceh and several...

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  • May 24, 2010 • Bali, Photos, Reporting Trips • Views: 1123

    Photo Update: Bali, May 22

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  • May 23, 2010 • Bali, Reporting Trips • Views: 701

    The economic impact of cultural cluelessness

    by Tonia I came to Indonesia to find out something about the economy. To all appearances, Indonesia is an economic success story: in the 13 years since the 1997 Asian financial crisis, it has experienced remarkable success and growth. But...

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