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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Luang Brabang: Reflections on a Journey through Laos

Laguna Blanca School in Laos Founder and head of PWT, Alethea Tyner Paradis, muses on the end of a journey through living history and the hope for future peace and healing. Breezy riverside Luang Prabang is a refreshing cleanse for our war-conscious-weary souls. The heart of downtown is cradled by the lazy S-curves of the Mekong River, bamboo bridges and boats… [Read Full Article]
Laos Student Trips,Live Learn Travel,Teacher Highlights
Monday, April 02th, 2012

Laguna Blanca Students Support Lao UXO Victim’s Children – April 2012

 Laguna Blanca School in Laos Dori Shimoda, founder of Give Children a Choice, guest blogs about his experience in Laos meeting the Laguna Blanca students traveling with Peace Works Travel.Barbara and I were very fortunate (and we thank our good friend Fred Branfman for the introduction) to have met Ms. Alethea Paradis. She’s an attorney, turned teacher, turned entrepreneur who… [Read Full Article]
Global Education,Laos Student Trips,PWT Guest Bloggers,Student Community Service,Teacher Highlights
Friday, March 30th, 2012

Lessons in Love

Yesterday at Angkor Wat, we witnessed the definition of love.To enter the highest level of the temple complex, you must cover your knees.  As we were in line to ascend, many were being pulled out of line for shorts that were too short, sarongs that showed a bit too much thigh, or other kneely infractions.  A couple in front of… [Read Full Article]
Cambodia Student Trips,PWT Guest Bloggers,Teacher Highlights
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Siem Reap: Temple Tours and Shadow Puppet Orphanage

Laguna Blanca School in CambodiaGreetings from Cambodia! Today Milo and I reunited with the Laguna Blanca School group in Siem Reap, where we’re all having a great time. Today’s activities involved visits to some of Angkor’s “lesser” temples, if you can call them that—even the smaller, more remote complexes are staggeringly beautiful, juxtaposing human artifice with the power of nature, where the… [Read Full Article]
Cambodia Student Trips,Student Community Service,Teacher Highlights
Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Cambodia: First Impressions of Phnom Penh

Laguna Blanca School in CambodiaGood evening or perhaps good morning all,First and foremost, please know that your children are happy and safe. They have quickly connected and it has been wonderful to see them care for each other. We have been keeping busy. After shopping yesterday afternoon we let them rest for a bit and then went to dinner. Though some… [Read Full Article]
Cambodia Student Trips,PWT Guest Bloggers,Teacher Highlights