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The Flip side of Ugandan Tourism.

We are carefully and diligently making Uganda the most preferred tourist destination by making use and benefiting from our resources. Today I would like to share with you some usually and seemingly unique tourism products that we all know or tend to disregard and now have turned into money making trails/ tours. 787 more words

Disaster Tourism

Through Megantic: The Road Home

I had meant to be at Heartroot for sunrise the other morning, but it took me 45 minutes to get off the island of Montreal. First the bridge was blocked, then one after another alternate route…. 1,082 more words

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the ethics of staying home

The textbook humanitarian’s dilemma: What if you can’t really help?

I’ve been trying for a while to articulate my thoughts on the ethical sticky spots of our (read: Western) impulse to rush to “help” when disaster strikes in the developing world—and the problems that arise when we aren’t actually qualified to help, and end up making things worse. 864 more words

Chernobyl Tour: Nuclear Disaster Day Trip

My first experience with Chernobyl was a fly over.  I was flying out of Belarus to Ukraine and my friend Michael mentioned we were flying over the area where Chernobyl happened.  1,936 more words

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Disaster Tourism in Christchurch

This week I became a disaster tourist. I know that sounds bad – so please let me explain.

I knew I wanted to go to Christchurch to see how the recovery effort was going. 871 more words

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