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Island Man
Kayaking in Grand Teton National Park
Man waits for a subway train in New York City
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The Bridge
Wonderlands
Art installation on Lower East Side, NYC
Subconsious Destination
Wagon Parking only Zone
Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba
Cricket game on the banks of the Ganges
Castle on a Hill
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Wood Ducks on the Dock
St. Stephen's Basilica as Iron Man
Upper Falls, Yellowstone
Scouts Retrieving their Targets
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Monks on the Ganges River
A line of camels in the Thar Desert
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Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba

I am in a Master's program at Antioch University New England and last spring I signed up for a Food Systems of Cuba class. This class involved a ten-day trip to Cuba to study sustainable agriculture. This farmer was the head of a large urban farm cooperative in one the poorest sections of Havana. This trip took place just after President Obama announced his plans for renormalization with Cuba. This trip could not have come at a more opportune time. Everywhere we visited, we volunteered to help however we could. We left gifts of sewing kits, silk scarves, school supplies, health and beauty aids and spare clothing. I think Educational Travel represents the best in sustainable travel. It is more of a cultural exchange than just regular consumer tourism.

TAGS: Cuba, Sustainable Travel

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Rochester, New Hampshire, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Susan Bickford.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2015
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2015, 6:05 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Focal Length: 11.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO250
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PHOTO LOCATION Havana, Cuba