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Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Chippendale and Darlington

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from main street galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists and learn about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and International art. SUGGESTED READING Art Almanac and Art Guide:... [More]
Discover Contemporary Art Galleries: Chippendale and Darlington
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Japan Through the Torii Gate

Alumni Travel - Tel: (02) 9290 3856 Email: robl@alumnitravel.com.au www.alumnitravel.com.au A Torii gate leads into a Shinto Shrine, but also, symbolically, into the heart of fascinating Japan. A first world country backed by centuries of tradition manifest in splendid gardens, castles, temples, architecture, crafts (bonsai, origami....), and social mores. Over 200 years of complete isolation were followed by a plunge into world integration. No wonder Japan presents so many... [More]
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Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

Some people wonder how to begin to write. But nobody ever wonders how to begin to walk. If you combined those two things, and let your hand move the way your legs are moving, it is easy. A haiku (a Japanese form of short poem) captures a moment in nature. It is a doorway to Zen practice – it’s a way to write what you know. A ginko is a walk in nature, during which your writing hand keeps moving just like your legs. Whatever sights, sounds and smells you experience can transform... [More]
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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side. Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this entertaining stroll through The Rocks with Jo Gerk. The amount of hidden secrets awaiting your discovery is staggering and during these three hours you are bound to see and hear things you never knew existed! Be prepared to learn something new about your city! [More]
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Sicily and Malta - Jewels of the Mediterranean

Alumni Travel - Tel: (02) 9290 3856 Email: robl@alumnitravel.com.au www.alumnitravel.com.au The crossroads of ancient and medieval culture, Sicily and Malta are two areas of the western Mediterranean geographically close that were politically and/or culturally linked for centuries. Both islands feature turbulent history, that expands from invasions and sieges in ancient times through to the 20th century. What we discover today in the beautiful island of Sicily is a glorious mixture... [More]
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Vietnam: 4 Cities

Vietnam’s fascinating history and culture has unfolded along its uniquely long and thin geography. In this course Vietnam expert Walter Mason (author of Destination Saigon) takes us from the border of China right down to the Mekong Delta, and we explore Buddhist sects, royal intrigue, Marian visions and the historical clash of cultures through the lens of Vietnam’s four great cities: Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho. COURSE OUTLINE Hanoi – Confucius, colonialism and... [More]
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Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet inside MCA Cafe, 4th Floor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay. When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent harbour, our unique Opera House and the mighty Harbour Bridge. But often unnoticed is its wealth of beautiful Art Deco buildings preserved through all the changes of the past 70-odd years. Explore some architectural marvels from the late 1920s and 30s. Our easy walk entails some standing. Includes coffee break . SUGESTED... [More]
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