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  • May 14, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 435

    Covering Up

    by Sanjena Sathian I went on a shopping spree for about twelve of the fifty hours I spent at home in Atlanta before coming to Turkey, buying clothes that fit under the tab of what we Glo-trippers have now dubbed “conservative-chic”...

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  • May 13, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 424

    In the Bazaar

    by Charlotte Parker A few of us spent the day going carpet store to carpet store in the Grand Bazaar trying to discover what makes a “real” or “authentic” Turkish rug (still unclear). We were offered, and drank, at least four cups...

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  • May 12, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1024

    First Adventures

    by Charlotte Parker Since we touched down a mere 15 hours ago, we have already eaten our weights in kofte and kebaps, tried apple tea and Turkish coffee, ridden the city’s spotless and beautiful public tramway, and … been on the set of...

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  • May 12, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 409

    We Arrived in Istanbul!

    After overcoming a few hurdles in JFK Airport, we have all arrived safely in Istanbul, eaten our first meal of kofte (Turkish-style lamb meatballs), and experimented with strong Turkish coffee while exploring the area around the Hagia...

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  • May 31, 2010 • Reporting Trips • Views: 399

    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: 421

    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: 616

    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: 3349

    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: 566

    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: 464

    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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