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In the Kitchen with TERN Magazine at Hostelling International Canada

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This was a recent interview I did with Hostelling International Canada’s online publication TERN. I’ve traveled around the world and stayed in  many of their properties. We love this International organization because it really inspires the best of what travelling is about – friendship, tolerance, understanding, peace, responsible tourism, caring, giving back to community and much more! Follow this link to read my interview. http://tern.travel/kasha-slavner/

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In Search Of Sanuk

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As  I explored and learned more about the struggles of refugees in Chiang Mai with Lisa of Thai Freedom House, I was curious to learn more.  I was told about another project that deals with the issue of refugees and asylum seekers in Bangkok called ‘In Search Of Sanuk’ founded by Dwight Turner in 2008. In Search Of Sanuk gives shelter, food and education to  people who have endured many forms of trauma. The organization’s…

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Thai Freedom House

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Closely linked to the issue of trafficking is the issue of refugees. In Thailand there are many Burmese refugees struggling and dealing with great hardships. In Chiang Mai, I visited an incredible project called ’Thai Freedom House’- a community centre that runs language and art programs for Burmese refugees and other minority groups in the city. The organization was founded by Lisa Nesser, who is originally from the US. She moved to Thailand 9 years ago when…

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Cape Town Consciousness

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When we were invited down to Cape Town, South Africa by our friends at Travel Massive, A global travel industry gathering that takes place in 48 cities worldwide. We flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town via South African Airways. We were happy to learn about the airline’s commitment to a greener environment through the reduction of carbon emissions & the projects they’re working on with both the Centre for Entrepeneurship in International Health and Development and Uganda…

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What’s in a name?

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As you all know, The Global Sunrise Project focuses on telling stories of hope and resilience. Many of the people we have been meeting in South Africa so far have been very friendly and open to having conversations. Most of the people we’ve met have had names that are given to them symbolically. My mum’s friend who we’re staying with has a fascination  when it comes to names and always enjoys asking the meaning of people’s names….

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One Billion Rising

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Dance, Rise, Shine!   Recently, I attended an event at Dundas Square, Toronto’s scaled down version of Times Square, in the heart of downtown Toronto to support the organization founded by Eve Ensler called One Billion Rising.   Women, men & children gathered in the square to collectively rise and dance to express the importance of Women’s Rights. One Billion Rising, in its 2nd year, is a movement to advocate for gender equality and end violence against women….

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Artisans, Awareness & Aid

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  I’m about to embark on a six month journey around the world with my mom so that I can document stories of hope and inspiration about people and the planet for a documentary film and short book of reflections I’m working on. I’m in the middle of getting ready to leave but I wanted to give you a sample of some of the types of stories I connect to and hope you will too….

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