Monday movie night and learning about Western Sahara

Several tens of thousands of Sahrawi people have been forced to flee Western Sahara due to the conflict. Many of them have lived in refugee camps in neighbouring countries such as Algeria for several decades. Source: European Commission DG ECHO, Flickr.   On Monday the Travel Committee came together to...

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Preparations for Rabat

  The travel committee is currently in the midst of preparing our upcoming trip to Rabat; the supposedly beautiful capital of Morocco. Funnily enough, our sister organization UF Malmö will also travel to Rabat later this spring. This has been of great amusement and help, as we have been able...

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Time to say goodbye…

  On our last day together in DC we visited the Swedish Embassy. It is located in the beautiful House of Sweden; just by the waterfront, with neighbouring buildings like The Kennedy Centre and Washington Harbour. Considering the stunning location, it is an experience only seeing the house itself. However,...

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Business and pleasure in DC

Being in D.C. for a couple of days now have truly been a thrilling experience and this Monday was no exception.     The day started of with a guided tour in the Library of Congress. Even though we have seen countless buildings and memorials in various parts of D.C.,...

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Seeing Clinton in Philly

With the Atlatinc usually separating us from the action the three and a half hours between Washington DC and Philadelphia felt like a very short distance. Almost all of us decided to spend our Saturday going to see a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, in person. After an afternoon strolling through...

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Our first day in DC

  Our first day in the US capitol started off at the rooftop of our hostel, right in the middle of the bustling city. The sun was shining and the light made it feel like autumn even though the temperature was closer to 20 degrees. Over a breakfast consisting of...

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NY State of Mind

“The truth is that every intelligent man, as you know, dreams of being a gangster and ruling over society by force alone…” – Albert Camus, The Fall. Never has a city made me change my perspective of the world as much as New York – and all in less than a...

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Sunday 10th

The last day started as all the other days during ourstay at Hostel Beirut – with delicious zataar (a lebanese breakfast pizza) on the terrace.     it shrinking when it turned out our taxi driver, Soul, had a daughter who worked as a teacher in Borås. Soul took us...

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Grassrooted Peace in Beirut

Beirut special is here! UPF Travel Committee including Jasmin and Sofie made a 5 day studytrip to Beirut last week to meet with organisations related to grassrooted peace. Hear interviews from UNHCR, Media Association for Peace, Human Rights Watch and Womens International League for Peace and Freedom as well as...

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