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Dear friends,

Join a Reality Tour this Fall and become an active citizen diplomat!  For the past 20 years our delegations have offered an educational experience that includes face-to-face meetings with local activists and organizations working for positive changes in their communities. Join one of our upcoming delegations that are sure to be a life-changing and empowering experience. Meet the People, Learn the Facts, Make a Difference!

This newsletter includes highlights about:

Vietnam: Vietnam at the Crossroads Oct 10-23

Cuba: Latin American Marine Sciences Congress   Oct 23-Nov 1

Mexico: Oaxaca-Day of the Dead   Oct 26-Nov 3

Reality Tours Scholarship Fundraiser Party: August 7th @ 6pm


Vietnam: Vietnam at the Crossroads Oct 10-23 Cost: $1,900 p.p.

Travel to Vietnam and see how the country is faring 34 years after the war.  Participants will meet with artists, environmental activists, economists, and citizens.  Visit a rice-producing village during the October Harvest and see several community projects, schools, factories and clinics.  This tour will focus on Vietnam's cultural resurgence, societal reconstruction, and unique blend of Capitalism and Socialism.  Please contact Alessandro for more information: 1-800-497-1994 ext. 225

"My fourth GX trip.  Possibly the Best!" - Paul, 2006 participant


Cuba: Latin American Marine Sciences Congress*   Oct 23-Nov 1   Cost: $2,500 p.p.

Join other marine scientists, marine professionals and engineers, coastal and marine educators, sociologists, economists, business people and policy managers at the COLAC/MARCUBA 2009 VIII Latin American Marine Sciences Congress.   Discuss issues such as marine conservation and using the seas and oceans as a source of renewable energy.  Take a trip to the coastal area for scuba diving & snorkeling in the rich reef area, and meet with Cubans who make their living from coastal activities.  Please contact Pamela for more information: 510-649-1052   *Travel Restrictions Apply


Mexico: Oaxaca-Day of the Dead   Oct 26-Nov 3   Cost; $1,250 p.p.

Take part in the Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos celebration while examining the effects of globalization on Oaxaca.  Learn about the indigenous people of Oaxaca, their history and their struggle to maintain their identity.  Speak with local social organizations and indigenous leaders as well as visit migrant organizations, Fair Trade coffee and mezcal cooperatives and the archaeological sites of Monte Alban and Mitla.  Please contact Sneh for more information: 1-800-497-1994 ext. 221

"Amazing-it was extremely educational, emotional, inspiring.  It gave me a much deeper understanding of the Mexican Reality and the situation in Oaxaca." - Deborah, 2007 participant


Reality Tours Scholarship Fundraiser Party: August 7th @ 6pm

Reality Tours invites you to celebrate its 21st anniversary with a very special evening at 6pm on August 7h, 2009.  We will be holding a social with food, music and raffling to support the Reality Tours Scholarship Fund, aimed at further diversifying our delegations through supporting low-income applicants.  Please join us at office (2017 Mission St, San Francisco) for fun and the love of creating people-to people ties.  See you on August 7th!  Contact Paula for more information: 1-800-497-1994 ext. 257

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