Peace Works Travel Blog

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Investigative Journalism - A Day in Pictures

A sampling of photos represent the magical discoveries of our adventure. As we conclude our last day in Xieng Khuang and prepare for the 6+ hour long bus ride to Luang Prabang, the following snapshots provide a glimpse of the exceptional experiences we've enjoyed in the Laotian highlands.Our intrepid video instructors Jeff Macintyre of ABC News and Cheri Gaulke of… [Read Full Article]
Global Community,Global Education,Laos Student Trips,Student Community Service
Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Santa Barbara Schools - Arrived In Hanoi

March 28th - Hanoi - By BlakeWe are back in the big city after four intense, fun-filled days in the sweltering Mekong Delta. There have been so many unforgettable moments on this journey so far that it is hard to keep them all straight. It's safe to say that not many people get to speak with an 84-year-old Viet Cong… [Read Full Article]
PWT Guest Bloggers,Student travelers,Vietnam Student Trips
Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Santa Barbara Schools - March 27

March 27th - Mekong DeltaBy Kayla:I woke to a gecko on my net and got the boys, who were loud and awake, to come catch it. It ended up traveling into their room anyways so I cautiously went back to sleep, only to re-wake to the gecko on my net again! After another loud and rambunctious breakfast we went to get catch fish… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,PWT Guest Bloggers,Student travelers
Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Santa Barbara Middle School - Arrived Safely

From Kelly SB Friends and Fam,We are currently relaxing in our air conditioned hotel room at the Palace Hotel in Saigon, with the colored lights of billboards and honking city traffic creeping in from the busy streets below.  We have spent the past 30 hours traveling, sightseeing, and getting acquainted with Ho Chi Minh City on our first LONG day of… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,PWT Guest Bloggers,Vietnam Student Trips
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Investigative Journalism - Greetings from Xieng Khuang!

Here in the dusty highlands of Laos we have been most fortunate to meet and interview a range of courageous UXO survivors. Students reviewed their biographies in advance, crafted interview questions, and practiced the nuanced art of eliciting the sought-after story from a willing, but pain-stricken, subject.The results of our split group of six students were most impressive. Kayengs villageUpon arriving… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,Laos Student Trips,Live Learn Travel