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Krakow - Medieval Polish Capital

Krakow, the medieval pearl of Poland, is not only the country’s second biggest city, but also one of its oldest and historically most important. It was the medieval Royal capital, as well as capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It came under Habsburg influence after the Polish partitions. Last but not least it was shown to the world in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List a Hollywood blockbuster based on factual events. [More]
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Krakow - Medieval Polish Capital

Krakow, the medieval pearl of Poland, is not only the country’s second biggest city, but also one of its oldest and historically most important. It was the medieval Royal capital, as well as capital

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The Nile River: Ancient Egypt at Luxor

One of the most interesting ways of learning about Ancient Egypt is to take a 6 day cruise down the Nile River. In part 1 of this 2 part course we begin in Luxor and explore the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes. We see how papyrus is made and visit the Valley of the Kings as well as Queen Hatshepsut’s Funerary Temple. Luxor is indeed a centre of interest for modern day explorers. SUGGESTED READING Ancient Egyptians - Anton Gill, Harper Collins 2003 Ancient Egypt - Barry Kemp, John... [More]
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The Nile River: Ancient Egypt at Luxor

<p>One of the most interesting ways of learning about Ancient Egypt is to take a 6 day cruise down the Nile River. In part 1 of this 2 part course we begin in Luxor and explore the Karnak and Luxor

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The Pilgrim's Road to Rome

The Via Francigena was an ancient route once used by medieval pilgrims and other travellers on their way from Canterbury to Rome. Throughout the ages, merchants, armies and members of the clergy traveled back and forth between Northern Europe and Rome carrying goods, money and information. The route was now once again being recognized as an essential part of Europe’s history and reminders of its past were still to be found along its course. In part 1 of a 2 part series, we travel... [More]
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The Pilgrim's Road to Rome

<p>The Via Francigena was an ancient route once used by medieval pilgrims and other travellers on their way from Canterbury to Rome. Throughout the ages, merchants, armies and members of the clergy

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A Night in Kyoto: The Ancient Capital of Japan

Japan’s cultural heartland, Kyoto, was established in 794 and was Capital for over a thousand years. Use a Heian map of Kyoto from 1200 to explore the streetscape of Kyoto’s old quarters. Learn to walk the Philosopher’s Path, Kiyomizu Temple and two Geisha districts of Kyoto with an eye for history and a knowledge of how this great city was built. Practical insights into how to enjoy Kyoto’s food, museums and other historic sites will be provided. SUGGESTED READING Richard Story –... [More]
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A Night in Kyoto: The Ancient Capital of Japan

<p>Japan’s cultural heartland, Kyoto, was established in 794 and was Capital for over a thousand years. Use a Heian map of Kyoto from 1200 to explore the streetscape of Kyoto’s old quarters. Learn to

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Walking the Nakasendo Way - Japan's Ancient Highway

The Nakasendo Way is an ancient Japanese highway, linking the Imperial City of Kyoto with the Shogun’s city of Edo. Its present form dates to the early 17th century however its origins are in the 8th century. Learn about the history of the highway and how to plan and undertake your own walk along well preserved sections of this beautiful old road. We will look at the century old inns which still welcome travellers in the post-towns of the Nakasendo. SUGGESTED READING An excellent... [More]
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Walking the Nakasendo Way - Japan's Ancient Highway

<p>The Nakasendo Way is an ancient Japanese highway, linking the Imperial City of Kyoto with the Shogun’s city of Edo. Its present form dates to the early 17th century however its origins are in the

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Lost Worlds: Travels, Excavations, and War in Syria

Among the countries of the modern Middle East Syria is especially rich in the remains of the numerous civilizations that have left their mark over the millennia. For some thirty years John Tidmarsh has travelled throughout Syria (both as an individual and as a tour guide) as well as co-directing the Australian excavations at the remarkable Hellenistic city of Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates. Join John on his travels and excavations and also view through his eyes the tragic effects... [More]
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Lost Worlds: Travels, Excavations, and War in Syria

Among the countries of the modern Middle East Syria is especially rich in the remains of the numerous civilizations that have left their mark over the millennia. For some thirty years John Tidmarsh

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Destination Iran

An illustrated talk by Dr Virginia McGill who has recently returned from Iran. Come and learn about an unusual destination, a country with a turbulent history on the old Silk Road, a country which encompasses archaeological sites, blue tiled mosques, desert and mountain scenery, the famed city of Isfahan and a very welcoming population who cling to their Persian roots. [More]
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Destination Iran

An illustrated talk by Dr Virginia McGill who has recently returned from Iran. Come and learn about an unusual destination, a country with a turbulent history on the old Silk Road, a country which

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The Nile River: Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel

In part 2 of The Nile River we continue from Luxor and sail up the Nile exploring temples dedicated to Horus at Edfu and Sobek, the crocodile god at Kom Ombo before arriving in Aswan. Aswan is a marvellous town on the Nile, and also the site of the First Cataract. He we visit a Nubian village and explore the quarry from which many obelisks were cut during ancient times. We then fly to Abu Simbel to see Ramses II’s great temples, that were moved when the Aswan High Dam was... [More]
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The Nile River: Luxor to Aswan and Abu Simbel

<p>In part 2 of The Nile River we continue from Luxor and sail up the Nile exploring temples dedicated to Horus at Edfu and Sobek, the crocodile god at Kom Ombo before arriving in Aswan. Aswan is a

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Malta - The Middle of the World

Malta (and Gozzo) is the middle of the world in the “middle of the world”, the Mediterranean, and so has been seized by every Mediterranean power - Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Knights of St John, French, British - each one adding a layer, so that Malta today is a rich mix of cultures. Join us to travel through time telling the amazing stories of what has happened in Malta, and the natural and built beauty that can be seen throughout the islands. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction... [More]
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Malta - The Middle of the World

<p>Malta (and Gozzo) is the middle of the world in the “middle of the world”, the Mediterranean, and so has been seized by every Mediterranean power - Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Knights of St John,

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Travels in China and Mongolia

Come along and travel to two of Asia’s most exciting destinations. View the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ulan Bator and more. COURSE OUTLINE The world of travel Travel in Asia China: Beijing and the Entombed Warriors Yangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong Mongolia – The Travel Wilderness Travel Tips for the Areas [More]
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Travels in China and Mongolia

<p>Come along and travel to two of Asia’s most exciting destinations. View the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ulan Bator and more.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p

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