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TREKS AND TRAVELS

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Photo courtesy of CALL Digital Photography


Monthly, 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church,
4612 Varsity Dr NW (free street parking is available in the evenings). Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.

Come for an evening of discovery and discussion in an informal and intimate setting! CALL members are an adventurous group and are interested in hearing about active and interesting global pursuits. Each month we will have an interactive presentation from a different presenter.

We are looking for more adventurers–CALL members and others– to come forward to stimulate and inspire us with accounts of their treks and travels. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact Dorothy Whitson, Richard King or Ruth Mauel via e-mail at travel@calgarylifelonglearners.ca

Calling All Writers -- Interested in Publishing Your Travel Adventures

Look no further....Kerby News is offering CALL members with a yen for travel an opportunity to share your adventures in the Kerby News....Interested??   This is your opportunity!   Please contact Dylan Reardon at 403 705 3229 or email him at the following addresses:  
Editor@kerbycentre.com or DylanR@kerbycentre.com

Wednesday, February 21

Myanmar

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In December 2012/January 2013 six of us went to Myanmar (Burma), a trip that I will remember for many good reasons, but most of all, people.  At the time, Myanmar was still under the military dictatorship, under international sanctions and not a major travel destination.  We spent 3 weeks traveling around and had a great time.  I will always remember Burma as one of my favorite destinations.

CDP-20171124mandalay.jpgZorica lived in Vancouver prior to moving to Calgary thinking that she will stay in Calgary for no more than 2 years, go hiking in the Rockies, and then return to the west coast.  That was in 1997 and 20 years later she is still hiking and snowshoeing in the Rockies.  Her other passion is traveling, visiting over 30 countries so far and still counting.  She has recently returned from 4 weeks in Japan. 

Presenter: Zorica Knevzic


Wednesday, March 21

CDP-20180213Nalut-oilpress.jpgExploring Libya's Ancient Past


Libya has been much in the news over the past six years, sharing with Syria the failure of the Arab Spring and quickly descending into civil wars that still continue after a brief period of positive change and hope. In Libya’s case, the country is divided by political and tribal feuding, and the western-recognized government in Tripoli is unable to unite the country.


For this lecture we’ll transport ourselves back to a happier time, not just before 2011, but two and a half millennia before then. We’ll visit the three cities of ancient Tripolitania—Sabratha, Oea (Tripoli), and Leptis Magna—Cyrenaica in the east, and some remote sites in the Sahara. We’ll see gloriously preserved Roman theatres and markets, humble desert outposts of the Garamantes, and mud-brick villages that were occupied from antiquity till the 20th century.

Presenter: John Humphrey
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All photos courtesy of John Humphrey

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