Around the World in 90 Minutes Around the World


Around the World in 90 Minutes

Alternate Thursdays • 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • Mackey Auditorium

Coordinators: Janice Jeng and Pete Lech

Topic, Date, Speaker   Description

No Class Scheduled

January 19

 

 Prague to Budapest, Cruising on the Danube River

February 2

Speaker: Sara Clark

In May, 2016 Sara enjoyed a Tauck river boat tour on the beautiful Danube, visiting Prague in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. She experienced beautiful scenery and were exposed to some interesting history of the Habsburg Empire.

Driving Through Central and    Southern France

February 16

Speaker: Ken Luke

In the fall of 2014 Ken and Margie rented a car in Frankfurt and drove for three weeks through central and southern France. They overnighted in Strasbourg, Lyon, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Carcassonne, Arles, Antibes, Annecy and Eguisheim before returning to Frankfurt and home. Join them in viewing Cro-Magnon cave drawings, Roman ruins, medieval fortifications and the European parliament, as well as the Riviera and Monte Carlo, the French Alps and Alsatian villages.

 Grand Tour of Poland

March 2

Speaker: Barbara Vigano

Views and impressions collected during a ten-day organized tour of Poland, including an overview of the geography and the tragic history of Poland. Barbara visited Wrocław, a 2016 European Capital of Culture; the Church of Peace in Swidnica, a World Heritage site; a brewery in Tychy; Schindler’s factory in Krakow, now considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and the very first UNESCO World Heritage site; Czestochowa, famous for its Black Madonna; the completely rebuilt capital, Warsaw; the charming Masurian Lake District with Mikolajki; the imposing medieval Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork; and Gdansk on the Baltic Sea, birthplace of the Solidarity movement which played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule in Poland.

Touring Northern Italy from Verona to Tuscany and Umbria

March 16

Speaker: Pete Lech

Please join Pete and Judy Lech as they drive leisurely through Northern Italy and then on to Tuscany and Umbria.

 Malay Archipelago Cruise Experience

April 6

Speaker: Don Lake

Don will discuss cruising the Malay Archipelago, visiting beautiful Bali and stopping at Komodo Island to see the fierce Komodo Dragons. He also cruised to the Philippines, Malaysia and the Sultanate of Brunei, ending the trip in Singapore.