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The Spanish North - Galicia & Asturias

The rugged Northwest corner of Spain is most notably known for the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and the Saint James Way leading to it. But the region has so much more to offer: from its historic importance as the starting point of the Reconquista and thus the cradle of modern Spain to the scenic beauty of its coast and mountain ranges. The cathedrals of León and Santiago. And not to forget its unique culture and cuisine. [More]
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The Spanish North - Galicia & Asturias

The rugged Northwest corner of Spain is most notably known for the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and the Saint James Way leading to it. But the region has so much more to offer: from its

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Classic Journeys: The Old Hume Highway

Australia surely has no road with a more colourful past than the Old Hume Highway. Explorers, pioneers, highwaymen, bushrangers, convicts and the law have all played their part in establishing the route of this major inter-capital road. Our journey today, is to follow this most historic of Australian routes and rediscover its story and the lost towns of the Old Hume Highway. SUGGESTED READING The Old Hume Highway: History begins with a Road – RTA publications Bypass: The Story of a... [More]
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Classic Journeys: The Old Hume Highway

<p>Australia surely has no road with a more colourful past than the Old Hume Highway. Explorers, pioneers, highwaymen, bushrangers, convicts and the law have all played their part in establishing the

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Destination Singapore v Hong Kong

Have you ever wondered about a shopping trip to Singapore or Hong Kong, but not sure where to start? Take a light-hearted look at the two destinations – sightseeing, accommodation, what to eat, when to visit and where to shop. [More]
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Destination Singapore v Hong Kong

Have you ever wondered about a shopping trip to Singapore or Hong Kong, but not sure where to start? Take a light-hearted look at the two destinations – sightseeing, accommodation, what to eat, when

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Studying the Heart Sutra

Explore the essence and meaning of Buddhism’s shortest and most enigmatic sacred text. We tease meaning out of the text, meditate on it, compare different versions and teachings and see how it is manifested and used in the lived traditions of Buddhism. COURSE OUTLINE Zen traditions: The history of the Sutra and how it has been transported and translated across the world. The Dalai Lama and the sutra’s place in the Vajrayana: We study the Dalai Lama’s commentary on the sutra and... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Studying the Heart Sutra

<p>Explore the essence and meaning of Buddhism’s shortest and most enigmatic sacred text. We tease meaning out of the text, meditate on it, compare different versions and teachings and see how it is

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White Nights in St Petersburg

Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by the history, art and architecture of the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Peter & Paul Fortress or keen to explore the growing underground art and music scene, restaurants, bars and festivals – Russia’s second largest city has something to offer for everyone. SUGGESTED READING The... [More]
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White Nights in St Petersburg

<p>Visiting the former Russian Empire’s capital aka Venice of the North in Summer, when the sun barely drops below the horizon each night, is guaranteed to enchant any visitor. Whether attracted by

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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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Classic Journeys: Lithuania - Last of the Baltic Pagans

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the last pagan state in Europe. Landlocked and protected by dense forests and impassable wetlands, Lithuania was spared the fate of the other Baltic peoples, who were either converted or killed by German and Scandinavian colonizers between the late 12th and early 14th centuries. But Lithuania did succumb to the imperial onslaughts of Russia in the 18th century. SUGGESTED READING From Russia with Lunch – David Smiedt, University of Queensland Press,... [More]
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Classic Journeys: Lithuania - Last of the Baltic Pagans

<p>The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the last pagan state in Europe. Landlocked and protected by dense forests and impassable wetlands, Lithuania was spared the fate of the other Baltic peoples, who

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Explore Wonderful Shanghai

Discover the colourful lifestyle as a tourist in Shanghai, one of the most famous and modern cities in China. We will discuss the history of Shanghai, explore characteristic hidden streets, introduce you to historical and modern places, museums and the local cuisine, as well as recommending the best season to visit and giving some hints on language and culture. [More]
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Explore Wonderful Shanghai

Discover the colourful lifestyle as a tourist in Shanghai, one of the most famous and modern cities in China. We will discuss the history of Shanghai, explore characteristic hidden streets, introduce

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Discover Chinese China and Pottery

China is famous for his china and has very long history of making and using china and pottery. Explore the history and development of Chinese china and pottery and discover the beauty and cultural background of this art, as well as learning how to appreciate different styles from different dynasties. [More]
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Discover Chinese China and Pottery

China is famous for his china and has very long history of making and using china and pottery. Explore the history and development of Chinese china and pottery and discover the beauty and cultural

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese tea ceremony encompasses all aspects of Japanese culture, including awareness of seasons, architecture, gardening, language and civility, food, art, flowers, crafts, and of course the unique powdered green tea. It is on rare occasions that the full tea ceremony is practised. This involves a full meal presentation, formal thick tea, and the informal thin tea. Join John McBride AM, a licensed Omotesenke tea master, and study the seasonal aspects of the full tea ceremony,... [More]
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Japanese Tea Ceremony

<p>Japanese tea ceremony encompasses all aspects of Japanese culture, including awareness of seasons, architecture, gardening, language and civility, food, art, flowers, crafts, and of course the

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