Around the World in 90 Minutes


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

Coordinators: Janice Jeng and Pete Lech Around the World

This time slot will be used for the  The Hispanic Experience in Orange County  presentation.
September 20

Armenia and Georgia
October 4

Travel with us through Armenia and Georgia, two of the most ancient Christian countries surrounded and frequently invaded by Muslim neighbors. Situated on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, with the legendary Silk Road cutting through them, they have a fascinating history, ancient yet very much alive traditions, stunning scenery, friendly and hospitable people and amazing food and wine. Discover this region that still remains relatively unknown even to many experienced travelers.

Instructors/Coordinators: Al Almoian and Bo Morton

The Italian Road Trip
November 1

Take a one month road trip with the Lakes and Leches from the east coast of Sicily to the Italian Alps. Visit the spectacular ruins of ancient Pompeii, towns along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, and the Blue Grotto on the island of Capri. Highlights in Sicily are the Greek ruins at Agrigento and spectacular scenery around the Mt. Etna volcano. After leaving Sicily, view the boot of Italy to fair Verona, stopping at several historic towns along the way. From Verona, spend a day in Venice and travel to the gorgeous South Tyrol region and finally the beautiful Dolomites (Italian Alps).

Instructors : Don Lake and Pete Lech

The Beauty of Scotland
November 15

Follow Martha through Scotland on one of her interesting and detailed trip reports.

Instructor : Martha Jansen

Images and Sketches of Spring Flower Gardens in the Tohoku Region of Japan
December 6

In April 2018 Joyce Ono embarked on a Hawaii-based tour of the northern regions of Japan’s main island, Honshu, to view the renowned gardens and other sites in this region. The 10-day Tohoku Ohanami (“flower viewing”) Tour included stays at traditional onsen (hot spring baths) hotels on alternate nights and experiencing the regional products of the 6 prefectures that we visited on a loop that started and ended in Tokyo. This presentation will share experiences captured in photos, videos, and a sketchbook.

Instructor : Joyce Ono