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The History, Culture and Art of Sicily's Palermo

Sicily’s prime position has long made it a prize for foreign invaders, from the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, through to the Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Spanish – even the Allies during World War II. Palermo, the regional capital, offered a safe harbour in a strategic Mediterranean position, natural beauty and a long history of tolerance and cosmopolitanism. Join us as we explore the art, architecture and food of present-day Palermo, a vibrant city undergoing an urban renewal and... [More]
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The History, Culture and Art of Sicily's Palermo

Sicily’s prime position has long made it a prize for foreign invaders, from the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, through to the Arabs, Normans, Angevins, Spanish – even the Allies during World War II.

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The Traveller's Eye: 100 Years of Travel and Photography

We look at the history of travel and examine photos and their stories from six continents and over 100 countries. We also look at what to equipment to bring for great photos, what subjects to shoot and how organise your slide shows. This will be a great evening for both the vicarious and seasoned traveller. COURSE OUTLINE The world of Travel The Traveller’s eye The evolution of Travel Photography What to bring and how to take care of your equipment The photograph: People, Places... [More]
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The Traveller's Eye: 100 Years of Travel and Photography

<p>We look at the history of travel and examine photos and their stories from six continents and over 100 countries. We also look at what to equipment to bring for great photos, what subjects to shoot

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Padua and The Palladian Villas

From serious intellectual endeavours, as the seat of an ancient university, to centuries of dominance by Venice; from the piety of St Anthony’s pilgrims, to the revolutionary art of Giotto and Mantegna – Padua has long been one of northern Italy’s most refined cities. It is also excellently placed for excursions into the green Euganean Hills, a temperate place of final refuge for Petrarch and centre of baroque garden design. And as the final port on the Brenta Canal, Padua is an... [More]
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Padua and The Palladian Villas

From serious intellectual endeavours, as the seat of an ancient university, to centuries of dominance by Venice; from the piety of St Anthony’s pilgrims, to the revolutionary art of Giotto and

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Travel Hints for Japan

Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns and cuisine, and the wonderful chances to attend Japanese festivals. Think about the timing of your visit, and which cities to visit. Tips on how to get around and get the most out of your stay including visits to hot springs. SUGGESTED READING Richard Story – A History of Modern Japan... [More]
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Travel Hints for Japan

<p>Australians love the safe environment of travelling in Japan and their contact with Japanese culture. With a few travel hints this experience can be enhanced immeasurably. Discuss Japanese inns

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Seven Days in Paris

Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Explore the great city sights from the well-known to the obscure. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife options. [More]
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Seven Days in Paris

Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Explore the great city sights from the well-known to the obscure. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place

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Secret Gems Of Germany: Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg is a little-known city on the Northern fringe of the Harz Mountains boasting numerous medieval timber-frame houses, Romanesque churches and an imposing abbey more than a thousand years old, which is also home to an amazing treasure. Hidden and neglected behind the Iron Curtain until 1989 Quedlinburg has seen a frenzy of restoration work throughout the last two decades and enchants the visitor with cobblestone laneways, picturesque houses and the fascinating history of... [More]
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Secret Gems Of Germany: Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg is a little-known city on the Northern fringe of the Harz Mountains boasting numerous medieval timber-frame houses, Romanesque churches and an imposing abbey more than a thousand years old

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Six Great Rides on the New Zealand Cycle Trail

New Zealand’s Great Rides consist of 2500 km of predominantly off road trails, offering a variety of challenges for beginner and experienced cycle tourists. This course provides an overview of six of the best rides and includes information on organising independent tours as well as accessing support and even guides, where available. The course will be supported with an extensive collection of images, maps and notes. *COURSE OUTLINE * What are the great rides? An introduction to the... [More]
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Six Great Rides on the New Zealand Cycle Trail

<p>New Zealand’s Great Rides consist of 2500 km of predominantly off road trails, offering a variety of challenges for beginner and experienced cycle tourists. This course provides an overview of six

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Six More Lesser-known English Cathedral Cities

No, we still aren’t going to London or Salisbury or Lincoln or Durham or even to Gloucester... tonight we visit six more of the lesser-known historic cathedral cities of England, and explore their history, and the varied architecture and history of their cathedrals. Whether you have been to any of these cities or not, you’ll get more great ideas for your next visit to England. [More]
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Six More Lesser-known English Cathedral Cities

No, we still aren’t going to London or Salisbury or Lincoln or Durham or even to Gloucester... tonight we visit six more of the lesser-known historic cathedral cities of England, and explore their

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