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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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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