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Flight to ZA.  Flashback #2 2008


London

Sent: February 29, 2008 at 00:37

Well, after leaving my fabulous farewell folks at Gate B Meeting Place at the Calgary airport, I met up with 2 recruiters who were headed to London then Germnay for a stint, then some travel in Germany – great gals. 496 more words

AIRI'S "VOYAGE"

Photographer Airi Katsuta has been mentioned in a few of my previous blogs.  I first met her at the 2013 Phoenix Matsuri Festival.  She was displaying her 1,000 origami cranes that she had made as part of her fundraising effort to travel to Japan as a volunteer to help rebuild the tsunami ravaged village of Ishinomaki.   537 more words

Around the World, and I'm Back Again!

So I’m back to Arizona, my home sweet home, after being away for 5 months on a global voyage with Peace Boat. I was working as a… 458 more words

Japan

3 Years Later.

Another year has passed since the March 11th natural disaster in Northeast Japan, which makes 3 years since the disaster, 3 years since I made my first trip up to volunteer with Peace Boat, and 2 years since I volunteered with INJM. 411 more words

Volunteering

Happy Anniversary -- A Peace Boat version of "This is the New Year"

In celebration of ONE YEAR since departing for my voyage around the world with Peace Boat, I thought I would share this video I made as part of a fun way to remember my trip… 85 more words

Peace Boat

How Long Does it Take to Travel around the World?

Time is immeasurable.

Now, without compartmentalizing the entire human population (or at the very least, a demographic of readers comprised mostly of friends slacking off at work), you are probably reacting to the above bolded sentence in either one of two ways. 872 more words

Yet Another Pop Culture Reference

Giving the Joy of Football: Peace Ball

As the 2014 World Cup draws closer, Peace Boat continues efforts to support Rio de Janeiro’s local philanthropic organization São Martinho, and to fundraise for our Peace Ball project, an initiative which, through friendly soccer matches between Peace Boat participants and members of local communities, utilizes the positive power of the world’s most popular sport to foster friendship across cultural and language barriers. 554 more words