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Heather Douglas

Recruitment Officer, Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie

A Trip to North Korea

PRESENTED ON SEP 13, 2017
IN SAULT STE. MARIE @ VOL 1

"It was just all starting to become so tangible to me that I was probably somewhere where I should not be." 

In "A Trip to North Korea" from PechaKucha Night Sault Ste. Marie Vol. 1,  Heather Douglas shares her remarkable experience in traveling from Seoul to North Korea and how it changed her overall perspective on North Korean society. 

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Exploring North Queensland by Paraglider

BY ALLEN WEYNBERG
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

Allen Weynberg learnt to paraglide in the UK in 1994.  A father of three, he has juggled his time for the last two decades and maintained some kind of presence in the air.  He now teaches full time in North Queensland and explores the wild surroundings by paraglider whenever he can escape.

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Upside Down in Korea

BY HEATHER FISHER
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 01, 2015

Heather Fisher is a mother, wife, and teacher who loves to learn new things, read, and walk.  She lived in South Korea for 4 years with her family where she was an unintentional cross-cultural disaster and an inept language learner who still managed to be an English teacher, university professor, freelance editor and writer, corporate marketing executive, ESL curriculum writer, and homeschooling mother.

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I didn't teach in the DPRK. It taught me.

BY WILL GOURLEY
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Former entrepreneur and radio newsman, now teacher, Will Gourley blogs about Modern Learning and classroom life. His presentation shares his experiences, images and stories from the classroom, DMZ and everywhere in between from his trip to the DPRK.

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The Korean Spa Experience

BY DAN TERPSTRA
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 24, 2016

Dan & Michele Terpstra are the curators and co-organizers of Pecha Kucha Grand Rapids in Michigan.  In 2013 they traveled to Korea for a life-changing trip.  Here's one of the more absurd experiences they had in Seoul as Dan tried out the Asian spa experience!  Shortly after, they became engaged and were married and have since travelled to Italy, Peru, the UK, Belgium, France, Utah, the Smokey Mountains, and much more.
Michele demonstrated as Dan spoke so keep an eye on YouTube for the true experience!

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Land Trust of North Alabama

BY BEN PAYMENT
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Ben Payment gives us the lowdown on what the Land Trust of North Alabama has been up to, along with loads of important information on population growth and land preservation.

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Threading the Queens Necklace

BY CHRIS WIGHTON
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Chris Wighton is a musician and adventurer from North Queensland Australia.  Here Chris shares his experience travelling by Kayak from Cairns in North Queensland to remote Restoration Island in Cape York, Australia.

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The pleasures of road running in Pyongyang

BY VERA SCHOLZ
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Vera Scholz’s evocation of the 'pleasures’ associated with running in North Korea don’t exactly fit the stereotypical lens through which we are encouraged to view this somewhat secretive country. As this story unravels we learn the running event is secondary to Vera’s “self-delusional quest to look behind the scenes”, as she so succinctly expresses it. This captivating narrative is embedded in every image.

 

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A Magical Trip of a Lifetime

BY TARA CASAGRANDE
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 19, 2019

What did you do last summer? Tara Casagrande is a yoga teacher who took a magical trip of a lifetime to China, Mongolia, and Korea last summer with her three children. Her adventures included riding on a yak, eating live octopus, and doing a yoga pose in front of a temple. 

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Music of the Old North End

BY BRIAN PERKINS
@ VOL 28 ON MAY 22, 2019

Musician and music educator Brian Perkins explores the cultural history of Burlington, Vermont's Old North End neighborhood through the lens of music.