Peace Works Travel Blog

Monday, November 26th, 2012

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” –- Henry Miller.Why do I want to travel with Peace Works Travel again? Because it is so much more than just a vacation. It is more than a cultural immersion, it’s more than a simple education or community service. Their program is an intense-insider’s experience; creating relationships… [Read Full Article]
Live Learn Travel,PWT Guest Bloggers,Student travelers,Vietnam Student Trips
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Sapa O' Chau and Community Power

  Read the latest Rice Roots newsletter from Sapa O'Chau, one of our amazing service learning partners in Vietnam. Sapa O'Chau provides education to the ethnic minority girls and boys from the villages surrounding Sapa who would otherwise have limited access to educational opportunities beyond the age of ten. [Read Full Article]
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Monday, October 08th, 2012

In Vietnam, how does a tourist cross the road?

Here’s a riddle: How does a tourist cross the road in Hanoi? Peace Works Travelers to Vietnam know the answer to this question. In case you haven’t traveled with us yet, the New York Times reports on the fun of crossing streets in Hanoi. [Read Full Article]
Friday, September 14th, 2012

U.S. Pop Culture and Cultural Exchange

Walking along the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi at sunset yesterday, we were approached by a group of enthusiastic Vietnamese medical students who wanted to practice their English. Sharing their admiration of American movies and music, they inquired of us: "Why do you come to Vietnam? What do you like about our country?"  There's something about communicating with those working… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, September 04th, 2012

Malcom Browne: Vietnam War Correspondent Dies

Malcolm Browne, an Associated Press reporter who captured one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam war, passed away Monday, September 27th.David Hume Kennerly reflects on his work and life in an article published today in the Huffington Post."Once you've seen a world-class news photograph, it's impossible to get that image out of your mind. If television brought the… [Read Full Article]