Your Ultimate Guide: How to Plan a Tibet Tour

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Well-known for the pilgrimage trips that are being undertaken in this region, Tibet is a very popular location, both among pilgrims as well as the trekkers and tourists. The natural beauty of Tibet is unique, and many people visit to explore or hike it. A Tibet tour is a majorly undertaken pilgrimage. However, there are many non-pilgrimage tourists, as well. People from around the world come here for Kailash trekking and also for the Mansarovar Yatra.

Music for Unsettling Times: Conversations and Questions

by Kerry Dexter / Mar 20, 2017 /
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Think of songs you may know: Where Have All the Flowers Gone, We Shall Overcome, The Coming of the Roads, Plane Wreck at Los Gatos. The first frames questions about war and sacrifice in terms both gentle and direct, the second is a gospel song adapted to civil rights and other causes, the third is a story about greed displacing people and landscape, the fourth a ballad which frames questions about identity and compassion in a news story about migrant farm workers. 

Florida Culture for the Week of March 19, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of March 19, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

Paris is the Capital of Street Art and Graffiti

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Paris, the City of Light…and street art? YES! Paris is well-known for its street art, also known as urban murals or graffiti. Paris even has a Graffiti Museum! Paris has a deep, rich history of graffiti, starting in the 1970s with creation of urban art during the destruction of Les Halles, and growing more by the decade. 

How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

by Stephane Alexandre / Mar 17, 2017 /
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Firstly, here is a haiku about packing:

No no no no no
No no no no no no no
No no no no no

This haiku conveniently translates into French by replacing every "no" with "non"

Every time I remember my time abroad in Chile, I find that I am discovering new things that I learned from my time abroad. Without further ado, here are my hard-earned facts about packing:

How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

Rhubarb and Ginger Crème Brûlée From The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs

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Irish cooking - it's incredibly delicious. This month and next, we've got several recipes to share from The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs. Be sure to read our interview with editor Leslie Conron Carola - and then check back for more great recipes!

 Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs

Michigan Townships Association offers scholarship to future local leaders

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The Michigan Townships Association offers the Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship for students pursuing a career in public administration. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis, and applicants are considered on several factors, including academic achievement, community involvement, and commitment to local government administration.

Award-Winning Journalist and DR Expert Launches

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DR Visitor, a website and blog focusing on eco-adventure, culture, and sustainable travel in the Dominican Republic, launched in February 2017 with award-winning travel journalist and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma at its helm. DR Visitor is the most up-to-date online resource and blog of its kind on the Dominican Republic written in the English language. 

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Canada

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Title: Bright and Friendly 2 BR Furnished House for Rent
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: Apr. 7, 2017
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Light and colourful semi-detached two bedroom house for rent in Toronto's Greektown/Danforth neighbourhood. 

Open concept living and dining area adjacent to a kitchen with great counter space and gas stove. Large master bedroom/office and smaller second...

Studying Abroad in London: Weekend Trips You Should Take

by Heather Robinette / Mar 14, 2017 /
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Studying abroad in London was a life-changing experience, but it also gave me the opportunity to see more than just London. It is really easy to take a day trip or weekend trip out of the city. Luckily, my program provider, Academic Programs International, included several weekend and day trips. There are still manyplaces I wished I would have had time to check out, but it was a great experience!