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Chester Meetings, Saturday 19th of September

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

Details to be announced

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

TORONTO GTs meeting postponed until further notice

Dear globetrotting friends,EmojiEmojiEmoji

You have probably guessed already – sadly, the March meeting that was postponed till May and then till June 19th is again postponed until further notice.Unfortunately, many travel plans have also been either cancelled or postponed. 

I was going to drive out west and have a family reunion in Canmore (in time between Western and Canadian orienteering championships), but everything has been moved to next year.  No visitors from abroad….

However, all my friends, family and myself are healthy and still active as much as we can.I dream about travel, and I am sure you too.Take care – I hope to have better news next time,  and perhaps by August non-residents will be able to visit Toronto Ward’s Island and we’ll be able to have a picnic in Bruce’s garden.

Svatka Hermanek (on behalf of Bruce Weber who is alive and kicking, but doesn’t have the updated mailing list

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August 1st Online Meeting

This is a special online meeting for August 2020 to replace the ones that should have happened around the world.

We have two speakers of around 40 minutes and break between them with breakout rooms where people can chat virtually, you will have to provide your own tea and biscuits.

You only need one ticket per screen, not one for each person watching or attending.

The meeting is starting earlier than usual to allow members from around the world to join us.

The meeting will start at 13:00 BST with the following timings:

First Speaker: David Harden – A journey through Northern Pakistan.

David Harden shares his travels off the beaten track, up remote hidden valleys and across high passes in this region. The talk will take in the landscapes, people and culture in this unique part of the world.

A break of 20 minutes.

Second Speaker:  Ewa Leś – Spirit of the Karkonosze mountains

The meeting will take place in zoom, if there is a large demand we will also stream the meeting.

July 4, 2020 Online Meeting

This is a special online meeting for July 4, 2020 to replace the ones that should have happened around the world.

We have two or three speakers of around 40 minutes and break between them with breakout rooms where people can chat virtually, you will have to provide your own tea and biscuits.

You only need one ticket per screen, not one for each person watching or attending.

For forthcoming meetings we have

  • a suggested donation £2 for members to help with our costs and buy the speakers a coffee. Members will be emailed a ticket code link allowing access to this option or you can access it from the members area.
  • a donation of £5 for non-members, non-members may join the club for £12 per year and get this and future meetings at members rate for £12, we have 3 meetings online scheduled, members also receive Globe our members magazine and our annual members calendar.  
  • a catch up recording will be available to members and non-member ticket holders after the meeting.

You only need one ticket per screen, not one for each person watching or attending.

The meeting is starting earlier than usual to allow members from around the world to join us.

The meeting will start at 13:00 BST London UK time

First Speaker: Jacqui Trotter – The Stans

Jacqui Trotter talks about her journey overland back home from London to Australia via the five stans: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

A break of 20 minutes.

Second Speaker: Anna Hughes – Adventuring without flying

Last summer long-distance cyclist Anna Hughes cycled the length of France from Dieppe to Nice, joining the Club de Cinglés du Ventoux along the way by riding up each of Mont Ventoux’s ascents in one day.

The 1300km ride ended with a swim in the Mediterranean then a train journey home – in a bid to keep her emissions down, Anna has not been on a plane for more than a decade. She will talk about bike and train adventures, as well as why staying grounded is good for the soul as well as for the environment. 

Anna Hughes (www.annacycles.co.uk) is an author, adventurer and environmental campaigner. She has previously cycled and sailed around the British coastline, as well as completed many bike and boat adventures within Europe. She set up Flight Free UK www.flightfree.co.uk) in November 2018 to encourage others to reduce their emissions and experience the joy of travelling overland. 

A break of 20 minutes.

Third Speaker: Keith MacIntosh FRGS – ‘Back to Bamyan: a return to Afghanistan’

Four years after winning the first Marathon of Afghanistan, Keith returned to help organise the 2019 version, visiting Kabul and the Panjshir valley before heading to the beautiful Bamyan valley and the stunning waters of Band-e Amir.

The meeting will take place in zoom, if there is a large demand we will also stream the meeting.

June 13th Online Meeting

This is a special online meeting for June 2020 to replace the ones that should have happened around the world.

We have two or three speakers of around 40 minutes and break between them with breakout rooms where people can chat virtually, you will have to provide your own tea and biscuits.

You only need one ticket per screen, not one for each person watching or attending.

For forthcoming meetings we have

  • a suggested donation £2 for members to help with our costs and buy the speakers a coffee. Members will be emailed a ticket code link allowing access to this option or you can access it from the members area.
  • a donation of £5 for non-members, non-members may join the club for £12 per year and get this and future meetings at members rate for £12, we have 3 meetings online scheduled, members also receive Globe our members magazine and our annual members calendar.  
  • catch up will be available to members and non-member ticket holders.

The meeting is starting earlier than usual to allow members from around the world to join us.

The meeting will start at 13:00 BST with the following timings:

First Speaker: Jacqui Trotter – The Stans

Jacqui Trotter talks about her journey overland back home from London to Australia via the five stans: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


A break of 20 minutes.


Second Speaker: Duncan Gough – 100 miles to Burgos.

Back road delights within one hundred miles of Burgos in northern Spain.

If one visits Spain from the UK by using the ferry the beautiful little city of Burgos is within 100 miles of both ferry ports; Santander and Zierbena (Bilbao). Within a 100 mile radius of Burgos, there are a host of very little known but wonderful places to visit that are off the beaten track. Let me take you on a back road adventure.

Duncan first visited Spain in 1983 and felt as if he had come home. He visits whenever he can on his motorbike. In 2014 he gave up Theatre and Film work to concentrate on writing about his travels. More information can be found on his website.


A break of 20 minutes.


Third Speaker:  Will Batho – Using adventure to inspire change

A former helicopter pilot to the special forces, extreme sports fanatic, educator and coach, Will combines his love of adventure with his experience of personal development in challenging situations. His incredible journey of discovery during Expedition Himalaya with a group of wounded veterans will explore the power of the outdoors and the science driving transformation through adventurous journeys


The meeting will take place in zoom, if there is a large demand we will also stream the meeting.

May 9th Online Meeting

This is a special online meeting for May 2020 to replace the ones that should have happned around the world.

We have three speakers of around 40 minutes and break between them with breakout rooms where people can chat virtually, you will have to provide your own tea and biscuits.

Please book tickets at Eventbrite so we can send details of how to join the meeting.

You only need one ticket per screen, not one for each person watching or attending.

The meeting is starting earlier than usual to allow members from around the world to join us.

The meeting will start at 13:00 BST with the following timings:

First Speaker: Will Linsdell – Eastern Europe Train Tours.

A break of 20-30 minutes.

Second Speaker:  Alicia Colson – Exploring the pictograph sites (rock art) of Northwestern Ontario in Central Canada.

A break of 20-30 minutes.

Third Speaker: Vineet Vijh – Lhasa to Kathmandu by Road

The meeting will take place in zoom, if there is a large demand we will also stream the meeting.

Please book tickets at Eventbrite so we can send details of how to join the meeting.

The meeting is free but we would ask you to make a donation to our charity this month which is Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Coronavirus Crisis Appeal
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/globetrottersclub

Chester Meetings, Saturday 18th of July (postponed)

Globetrotters in Chester

The meeting for May been postponed to a future date due to the Corona virus and the national guidance on self-isolation and social distancing. We are running some online meetings in the meantime.

Presents

Christine Stockton – Impressions of Iran – Persian History and Culture.

A trip to “Classical” Iran told through its history. We visited historic and architectural sites from the early civilisations and First Persian Empire through succeeding dynasties, experiencing Zoroastrian and Islamic cultures, the beauty of seven Unesco recognised Paradise gardens, the poetry of Shiraz, the glories of Esfahan, the bling of the Qajars and life today under the Islamic Revolution. Our abiding impression is of the friendly and welcomign iranian people.

Nicola Young and John Sunter – Chasing Adventure in Namibia.

Join John and Nikki are seasoned travellers as well as some of our regular speakers and organisers talk about their African adventure in Namibia.

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday 16th of May (Postponed)

Globetrotters in Chester

The meeting for May been postponed to a future date due to the Corona virus and the national guidance on self-isolation and social distancing.

Presents

Maggie Davenport – Our introduction to travel, and beyond, in Indonesia.

In 1998, 2 middle-aged untravelled people set off for Java and Jakarta where my brother was working. We had no idea of how to travel or where we would go when we arrived.
This is the story of that first adventure which led to our ongoing wanderlust, and the subsequent return holiday to celebrate my brother’s 60th birthday

Pat Jones – Cradle of Voodoo – Togo and Benin.

Pat has enjoyed travelling for many years. She would like to share her experience of a recent trip to Togo and Benin. The trip covered many aspects of life in these two West African countries.

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Toronto Meetings, Friday, June 19th 2020. (Postponed)

The meeting for May been postponed to a future date due to the Corona virus and the national guidance on self-isolation and social distancing. We are running some online meetings in the meantime.

Speaking this month we have:

“ORIENTEERING and chasing sheep in ICELAND” (What the heck is orienteering anyway?) Presented by Svatka Hermanek

For information on Ontario meetings, please contact Svatka : hermaneks@yahoo.ca or Bruce : bruceaweber@hotmail.com / tel. 416-203-0911. Meetings and travel presentations are held on the 3rd Friday in January, March, May (4th Friday), September and November at 8.00 p.m at Old York Tower, 85 The Esplanade ( corner of the Esplanade & Church St.) – two blocks east of the Union station. Public parking garage is at the foot of Church Street right next to the Old York Tower.