Reporting Trips

  • May 15, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 997

    The Perks of Touring with a Local

    by Diego Salvatierra Although I haven’t seen many of the main tourist sites (just yet), on my second day in Istanbul I got a small glimpse at the city through local eyes. Pınar Zevkirlioğlu, a Turkish friend of mine and third-year...

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  • May 14, 2011 • Reporting Trips • Views: 1003

    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: 817

    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: 1707

    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: 838

    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: 836

    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: 880

    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: 1360

    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: 4781

    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: 1195

    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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