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  • August 20, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 935

    Looking Back on South Africa

    The “township tours,” which show off poverty in order to make a profit, are popular attractions for foreign tourists. They make me uncomfortable, in spite of the fact that some of the money goes to people in need who might have no...

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  • August 16, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 771

    Lib Dems & Coalition: Final Thoughts

    by Nikita Lalwani NEW YORK—Although Parliament was officially in recess, my last week working in Westminster was one of the most exciting for my office. On Friday, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he wanted to introduce term...

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  • July 30, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 932

    Cup of Contrast (a World Cup Flashback)

    by Jake Amatruda SOUTH AFRICA – This is a country full of contrasts, where first world and third world rub together every day. In Soweto, an area called Diepkloof Extension is full of houses that wouldn’t seem out of place in Beverly...

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  • June 20, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 766

    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: 885

    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: 697

    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: 730

    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: 1113

    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: 4325

    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: 1005

    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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