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Posts Categorized / Peace Through Tourism

A Trip to the DMZ

May 20, 2009 | Peace Through Tourism, Tourism | by TofflerN

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is, like so many things with Communist countries, the peak of irony.  It is, in fact, one of the most militarized places on the earth, loaded with landmines, and everyone pointing their gun at the other guy. Friday, May 1st, the 3 of us, all Americans, made our way to Camp […]

Beijing Olympics!

August 15, 2008 | Peace Through Tourism, Tourism, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Yesterday was my first day attending the Beijing Olympics and was it a busy one! From the brand new but crowded subway to the mega-security lines and then into the Olympic Green, Beijing has impressed all around. After wondering around the Olympic Green, we attended the quarterfinals and the semifinals of fencing (men’s team epee). […]

Only 4 Days till the Opening Ceremony

The Beijing 2008 Olympics will start in 4 days!! As of this morning, my plane tickets to Beijing are bought and in hand!  I have a place to stay and the promise of Olympics Games’ tickets.  Beijing Olympics, here I come!!! I’ll be in Beijing from the evening of August 14th to the morning of […]

Responsible Tourism in Reverse: Educating the Chinese

In my job as a tour leader in China, I have developed a secondary purpose for myself.  Beside fulfilling my role and duties as a tour leader, I’ve also started educating Chinese people as to Western standards of politeness, appropriateness, and generally just good behavior.  Undoubtedly this sentence reads as very arrogant and culturally insensitive.  […]

Seeing Friends Again

Recently I returned from Singapore and Hong Kong, where I enjoyed site-seeing, shopping, dining, clubbing, etc with many friends. Pictures wth friends mentioned below. In Singapore, Brenda and I were able to spend time with our mutual friends: Stuart, Stanley, Melissa, and Quan. And she saw another friend from high school. I also saw Aana, […]