City Safari meets International Advisory Board on Diversity in the city

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5/16/2019 1:19:11 PM

On May 15, 2019 City Safari CEO Marjolijn Masselink addressed the International Advisory Board Rotterdam (IABx). Seven international experts on travel, tourism and urban development are presently in Rotterdam to counsel the city on the future of tourism. Rotterdam Partners, the city’s tourism board, uses their input for a draft tourism policy for commissioner Said Kasmi. Marjolijn invited seven of City Safari’s hosts who represent the diversity of the city. During a bus tour the host ...

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The Last Stop

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1/12/2017 3:41:32 PM

Today I visited The Last Stop for NA and AA, Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. We gather, armed with oatmeal porridge, coffee, tea and cookies. In turns participants tell their story. Encouraged with a 'hello' and appreciated with a 'thank you for sharing'. Stories about the struggle to stay off the bottle. About how to live a different and new life without alcohol or drugs. About the joy of waking up clean. About being human once again. About the incarceration in a l ...

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Why call it SAFARI?

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12/29/2016 11:27:47 PM

A safari is a journey to a place that's outside your trusted environment, outside your comfort zone. In Africa, the Middle East and deep into East Asia, the Turks (sefer) and the Arabs (safar) brought the word along the pre-colonial trade routes. Today for billions, safari is the word that describes the personal journey, away from home. British colonialists have stolen the word safari from Swahili, the Lingua Franca of Africa, to denote their adventures into the bush, to see exotic wildli ...

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Rumpelstiltskin visits the Castle on Groundhog Day

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8/10/2016 10:08:30 AM

Greg Wunz is building a castle with a thousand rooms and in every room there will be a different story. People from all over the land will come to the castle to hear the stories. But they can't just walk into the castle. At the gate of the castle, just across the draw bridge every visitor must write his name in a big book and before he can pass through the gate, he will have to whisper his secret password. On Groundhog Day the first ninety-nine story-tellers are ready, waiting in ninety-nine ...

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