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Exploring Kamakura and Kanazawa

Kamakura and Kanazawa are two beautifully preserved feudal, warrior cities. Kamakura is a coastal town, 50 minutes by train from Tokyo. It became the political centre of Japan in 1192 when Minamoto Yoritomo chose the city for his new military government. Kamakura is referred to as the Kyoto of Eastern Japan. Kanazawa is on the Sea of Japan side of Japan but has recently been linked to Tokyo by the bullet train, and is now reachable within a few hours. Kamakura is a centre of Zen... [More]
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Exploring Kamakura and Kanazawa

<p>Kamakura and Kanazawa are two beautifully preserved feudal, warrior cities. Kamakura is a coastal town, 50 minutes by train from Tokyo. It became the political centre of Japan in 1192 when

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Fabulous Europe on a Budget

A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels. Affordable transport, accommodation and off the beaten track sight seeing are all covered in this session. We also explore how to pack light, where to eat and finally spend a little time looking at itinerary planning. [More]
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Fabulous Europe on a Budget

A European holiday doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. In this course we learn how to keep down the costs of your next continental adventure, whilst getting the most out of your travels.

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Siena: Tuscany's Gothic Glory

Siena often gets less than a day from the travellers flocking to her famous (and over-crowded) rival, Florence. But Siena has a history of medieval power and wealth, thanks to its location on the Via Francigena and its significant papal connections, and it was among Italy’s most innovative cities in both the Gothic and Mannerist periods of art and architecture. It’s time to re-evaluate this elegant town, which is well-placed for both language study and excursions into the iconic... [More]
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Siena: Tuscany's Gothic Glory

Siena often gets less than a day from the travellers flocking to her famous (and over-crowded) rival, Florence. But Siena has a history of medieval power and wealth, thanks to its location on the Via

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Bologna: Medieval Metropolis

The capital and largest city of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy is located on the ancient via Emilia from Rimini to Piacenza and traces its origin back to the Etruscans. Famous for its piazzas, porticoes and colonnades, churches, gates and medieval towers, as well as the world’s oldest university, Bologna sports the second largest historic city centre in Europe, measuring an astounding 350 acres. Join Jo Gerk on a virtual stroll through this fascinating Italian city. [More]
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Bologna: Medieval Metropolis

The capital and largest city of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy is located on the ancient via Emilia from Rimini to Piacenza and traces its origin back to the Etruscans. Famous for its piazzas,

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Amsterdam, Ghent and Bruges

Amsterdam is a vibrant city with an outstanding visual heritage, justly celebrated for its canals, museums, flower market, and beautiful gabled houses. Ghent and Bruges are Belgium’s historic jewels, and each is home to magnificent buildings and works of art, dating primarily from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. All are famous for their picturesque charm. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Evaluate the outstanding heritage and... [More]
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Amsterdam, Ghent and Bruges

<p>Amsterdam is a vibrant city with an outstanding visual heritage, justly celebrated for its canals, museums, flower market, and beautiful gabled houses. Ghent and Bruges are Belgium’s historic

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Seeing the Best of The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is more than a great tourist attraction and a masterpiece of hand-crafted engineering – it is a potent symbol of China’s sense of its national identity and its importance to the outside world. Much of the wall has been rebuilt and restored, and is now open to tourists. Tonight we consider the best times to visit, and some alternate ways to reach it, and explore the main features of the four most-visited sections, closest to Beijing. [More]
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Seeing the Best of The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is more than a great tourist attraction and a masterpiece of hand-crafted engineering – it is a potent symbol of China’s sense of its national identity and its importance to the outside

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