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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Saturday 9th

The first activity of the day was a walking tour, where we hit the National Museum of Beirut, several churches, mosques and the downtown area. The city centre of Beirut is a constant reminder of the country’s troubled past, bullet-ridden apartment buildings mixed with modern business complexes. Our guide shared...

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Friday 8th

Beirut is one of the most important working areas in the world for UNHCR   Third day in Beirut began with meeting with the UNHCR. We were welcomed by Lisa (insert name) who gave us an introduction to UNHCRs work in Lebanon. The current operation that the UNHCR is conducting...

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Thursday 7th

Day two in Beirut! Since we didn’t have any meetings this morning, we decided to make our self a bit more familiar with the surrounding areas. Just a couple of blocks from where our hostel is located lies the Armenian quarters, a real haven for people who like  to eat...

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Touchdown in Beirut

Inside the Mohamed Al-Amin Mosque   Greetings from Beirut! We arrived late tuesday night and was picked up by our friendly hostel and went straight to bed. Our first meeting for the trip was with WILPF, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. We meet the head of the organisation,...

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Tuesday in Iceland

Last day on Iceland! It was with heavy hearts that we had our last breakfast at our hostel and set out for the final day on our trip. The first stop of the day was at the Swedish Embassy, where we met with Liselotte Wiberg who is is regional expert...

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Day 4: Monday

Today we got up early to start off the day with a nice Spanish omelette and scones which some of us threw together. The sturdy meal gave us a good start to the day, and soon we were off to our meetings. The first thing on the schedule was a...

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Sunday in Iceland

Yesterday we decided to take a guided tour, known as the Golden Circle Tour. We toured several of Islands must-sees, such as the Geyser fields, Gullfoss waterfall (“Golden Falls”) and Thingvellir National Park. We also had the privilege of seeing some of Icelands not-so-much-sees, in our case a family company...

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Saturday in Iceland

Today the adventure really started! Four of us went horse back riding on Icelandic horses while experiencing the breathtaking volcanic landscape. The rest of us jumped in the cars again for a road trip along the southern coast of Iceland. After a few hours driving with amazing view of the...

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