Joining Worlds

Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with Gavin Tritt!

Hoan Kiem Lake

Map of Gavin's TourWe’re happy to announce that this coming January, Oberlin Shansi’s Executive Director Gavin Tritt will return to his old stomping grounds of Southeast Asia as a Study Leader with the Oberlin Alumni travel group. The two-week trip that starts on January 11th, will begin in Hanoi, moving south through Vietnam and then into Cambodia, concluding with a 4-day optional extension adventure to Laos.

Gavin Tritt

Gavin Tritt

Before becoming Executive Director of Oberlin Shansi in January of 2013, Gavin worked for the Asia Foundation, most recently as Country Representative for Cambodia. While there, he worked on governance and economic reform, and to promote human rights practices and combat human trafficking.

To see the detailed day-by-day itinerary of the trip, take a look at the Alumni Association brochure, “Explore Ancient & Modern Treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia.”

But, among many other activities packed into this two-week journey, you’ll take in a water puppet show, participate in a cyclo rickshaw exploration, and tour the historic Imperial City of Hue. In Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll take a cooking class using ingredients purchased from local markets, and visit the War Remnants Museum that preserves and remembers Vietnam’s more recent past.

In Cambodia you’ll learn about the chilling genocide that took place under the Khmer Rouge Regime and devastated the country from 1975-1979, and you will also explore Angkor Wat, one of the most important, (and breathtakingly beautiful) archeological sites in SE Asia.

Space is limited, so register soon! For more information about this and other tours, visit the Oberlin Alumni Association’s website.

Water Puppets

Water Puppets

taking a cyclo rickshaw is the most popular form of public transportation in Hanoi

taking a cyclo rickshaw is the most popular form of public transportation in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of: gulfnews

An overgrown section of Angkor Wat

An overgrown section of Angkor Wat