Ban Mai Nai Soi, Thailand.

Intercultural Dialogue

In 2004-05 we travelled around the world to learn about cultures and about dialogue.

We hope that our backpacker tour will add perspectives to the debates about globalization and cultural diversity. It may also inspire other travellers.

We send warm thanks to all, who have shared their experiences and enthusiasm with us.


We visited Iran, Turkey, USA, China, Thailand and India. Countries that many immigrants in Denmark come from, and countries that have long traditions with cultural diversity. Our impressions were described in letters about the journey. See:


Before our journey, we spoke with people rooted in other countries, who had settled in Denmark for reasons of love, work or flight. We also contacted ethnic Danes with connections in the countries, we visited. They told their stories and helped us connect to people abroad, who gave us more stories. See:


On our way, we visited communities and individuals that create human and cultural development through dialogue. They contributed with their stories. The aim was to learn about dialogue and cultural exchange as contributions to understanding and peace. See:

A bowl of bananas


We have been inspired by travel guides from Politiken and Lonely Planet, by materials collected on the journey as well as by Danish and international media.

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