Speaking this month we have:
Neil Rees – Travels in the Republic of Congo: Guerillas and Gorillas
The Republic of Congo with its capital at Brazzaville lies to the north of the River Congo. After years of communism and civil war it is now a peaceful country with very few tourists. Neil travelled to Brazzaville and took the Congo-Ocean railway to Beembe country. Then he travelled north and visited two pygmy villages where at 6’7″ he made some very short friends, and later went to meet gorillas, where formerly there were guerrillas.
Jacqui Trotter – Short trip to Serendip.
Talking about her recent trip to Sri Lanka, Jacqui Trotter will be drawing on 30 years of independent & group travel to describe this area as one of her best travel experiences of recent years. Food, scenery, wildlife, mountains, beaches, culture and history and especially the people, make this island nation a jewel for travellers of all kinds.
Jacqui is proudly Australian, and almost British (citizenship pending), and has lived in, worked and travelled from the UK since 1988. As a nurse in a busy London hospital, shift work means strange work patterns and thus provides quirky travel opportunities.
As well as Sri Lanka, her recent travels have included America, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Australia. Her interests include cooking, jam making, photography, reading, gardening and keeping up with a myriad of friends and family around the world.
Jacqui co-ordinates the London Meetings for Globetrotters Club Ltd and has served on the GT committee for 15+ years
London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.
Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.
There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.
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