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10 01, 2014

A little girl in Myanmar wants to go to school

By | January 10th, 2014|Human Rights, Myanmar, Portraits of Pangea, Social Justice|0 Comments

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." ~ Malala Yousafzai The six of them sat quietly and timidly in a circle on the floor, eyes wide [...]

6 10, 2013

Reflections on visiting South Africa’s Apartheid Museum

By | October 6th, 2013|Africa, Human Rights, South Africa, Travel Tips|0 Comments

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedoms of others.”[ Nelson Mandela ]We spent our final [...]

12 07, 2013

Where desperation meets depravity: My journey back to Cambodia

By | July 12th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Make a Difference, Portraits of Pangea, Social Justice|0 Comments

“Where are we going?!” my voice echoed through the confines of my helmet as I called out to my friend S. as our motorbike sputtered desperately, gasping for breath as [...]

16 04, 2013

Confronting Cambodia’s tragic past, Part 3: The Killing Fields

By | April 16th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Travel Tips|0 Comments

"You visited the what today?!" The Killing Fields. Oh, and a genocide museum. People often look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them what we do on our "vacations." I suppose [...]

11 04, 2013

Confronting Cambodia’s tragic past, Part 2: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (or, S-21)

By | April 11th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Travel Tips|1 Comment

I woke that morning with an upset stomach. Nothing was really wrong, but my body was clearly dreading the day ahead. We rose early to prepare for a very somber [...]

8 04, 2013

Confronting Cambodia’s tragic past, Part 1: A brief history of the Khmer Rouge

By | April 8th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Travel Tips|4 Comments

Cambodia. A land famous for its ancient stone temples nestled amidst lush jungle landscapes. The home of Angkor Wat, one of the most famous structures in all the world. But [...]

1 04, 2013

Are you living a story worth re-telling?

By | April 1st, 2013|Cambodia, Egypt, Human Rights, Myanmar, Random Travel Musings, Uganda|6 Comments

Did I ever tell you about that one time in Egypt ... ?What's that? You've heard that one already? Well did I tell you about the time in Peru when [...]

8 11, 2012

Escape from North Korea

By | November 8th, 2012|Human Rights, North Korea, Portraits of Pangea, Social Justice, South Korea|0 Comments

The sights and sounds and smells on the streets of Seoul's famed Myeongdong shopping district assaulted us from every angle as we navigated our way through a maze of flashing neon [...]