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Toronto GTs meeting – Friday, March 15, 2024

Join us on Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 8 p.m.
OLD YORK TOWER, 85 THE ESPLANADE, (SE corner of Church St.)

2023 BALKAN JOURNEY continues to Albania
presented by Gloria Tuck & Svatka Hermanek

Join us at OLD YORK TOWER, 85 THE ESPLANADE, in downtown Toronto.

We are always looking for volunteer presenters.

Please contact
Svatka Hermanek hermaneks@yahoo.ca or
Bruce Weber bruceaweber@hotmail.com
EVERYONE WELCOME – ESPECIALLY VISITING TRAVELERS

Toronto GTs meeting – Friday, January 19, 2024

Join us on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 8 p.m.
OLD YORK TOWER, 85 THE ESPLANADE, (SE corner of Church St.)

2023 BALKANJOURNEYS
(food, fun, mountains, sea, Friendship Force conference and friends)

presented by Bruce & Marilyn Weber, Gloria Tuck & Svatka Hermanek

Join us at OLD YORK TOWER, 85 THE ESPLANADE, in downtown Toronto;.)

We are always looking for volunteer presenters.

Please contact
Svatka Hermanek hermaneks@yahoo.ca or
Bruce Weber bruceaweber@hotmail.com
EVERYONE WELCOME – ESPECIALLY VISITING TRAVELERS

Chester Globetrotters Meeting – 20th January 2024

Speaking in January we have:

  • Daniel Rowland — Overland by Motorbike Armenia and back

Six months overland by motorbike through 29 Countries through the Balkans and Turkey to explore both Georgia and Armenia and returning via Greece, Italy and the Alps.

  • Christine Darwen Sri Lanka: Scenic and Wildlife Tour of the South

A tour of southern Sri Lanka

Chester Globetrotters meeting – 18th November 2023

Speaking in November we have:

  • John Brinkley – “Challenging Destinations -The Impossible and the Inaccessible (well almost!)”

A brief tour of some of the places around the world that are either now impossible or
very challenging to visit

  • Brian Anderson – “Adventures in Peru, Chile and Ecuador”

Adventures in Peru, Chile and Ecuador featuring stunning scenery, incredible wildlife and
the local people we met on our travels.

Doors open at 1pm for 1:30pm start until 4:00pm,
The Grosvenor Museum, 25-27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.

Entrance fee £4 (£3 Globetrotters members) refreshments included.
For more information contact info@chesterglobetrotters.comwww.chesterglobetrotters.com

Volunteers needed to help organise events. Please contact us if you can help.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Speaking on Saturday, March 2, 2024, we have :

1st: Jay Ginn – Peru and Ecuador

Jay went to Peru in 2008 to explore its fascinating history, its current situation, and the fabulous scenery of the Andes range. Leaving crowded Lima, she went on to visit the vast Lake Titicaca with its islands, where indigenous Quechua-speaking campesinos live; also the floating sedge islands which are home to fishing families. A ride northwards along the Andean range then took her to sprawling Cuzco, once the capital of Peru. Here, modern buildings mix with older ones and ancient dry stone walls.

From Cuzco, she took the train to Aguas Calientes on the Urubamba River, and from here it was a bus up the steep switchback road to Machu Picchu far above. The remains of this world-famous Inca city reveal its architecture, terraces and Sun Temple.

Following this spectacular visit, the tour bus descended down towards the Pacific Ocean, taking in Colca Canyon, and then the old colonial city of Arequipa with museums illustrating Peruvian history and customs. At the coast, she visited giant sand dunes, took a boat to a sea lion colony and then returned to Lima.

From here she took a bus north to Ecuador, arriving in Quito to find the Mayday demonstration in full swing. After this came an unwelcome surprise…

2nd: Nick Marchant – A Toast To Georgia

A land of beautiful landscapes and passionate people, where guests are ‘gifts from God’, I tell the story of my five trips to this dramatic Caucasus country, from its post-Soviet and civil war chaos in 1996 to its modern 21st century West-leaning democracy. With Russia to the North and Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the South, it has always been at a critical juncture in geography and civilisation.

Visiting mostly the same family over almost 30 years, I describe how the country seems to have changed. A country steeped in tradition where the custom of ‘toasting’ with friends and family at a table laden with their delicious cuisine and local wine is a wonderful, joyous way of celebrating life. What characterises the Georgian people and what might survive of that character? And how might I have changed as a result of my three decades of friendship with this fascinating country and people?


Date & Time: Saturday 2nd March 2024

Doors open at 14:15 in London and on Zoom with the talks starting around 14:45 (London see Event Time Announcer for local times), please arrive early so we can deal with any issues with joining.

We would ask that anyone with respiratory symptoms participate via Zoom.

Admission costs:

  • £7 for members. (Members can access a ticket code below or from the members area.)
  • £10 for non-members. (save £3 if you join at this meeting)
  • a recording to watch later will be available to members and non-member ticket holders.

Unfortunately, we have had to increase the door prices to cover our costs as our venue hire costs have increased.

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