Travel Program, 2011
[July through December]
Travel Program, 2012 (January-July)
Travel Program, 2011
November 29, 2011
The AGS Travel Program
THE 2011 SEASON [July through December]
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LANDSCAPES AND CULTURE OF CUBA
November 5 - 12, 2011 (8 days)
Join Dr. Joseph Scarpaci on his 51st visit to Cuba and explore this island of contrasts and its rich culture, still largely unfamiliar to many travelers. Throughout this licensed program there will be opportunities to meet Cubans from different walks of contemporary Cuban life.
The trip begins with five days in Havana, including a specially designed walking tour of Old Havana which harbors the greatest wealth of Spanish colonial architecture in the western hemisphere, a treasure trove of churches, palaces, citadels and mansions wedged along narrow streets or looming
over palm-fringed plazas. Enjoy a tour accompanied by architectural historian Eduardo Luis Rodriquez, with stops in Miramar, once the bastion of the Cuban aristocracy, whose grand old homes are set along wide boulevards. The history of Cuban political development is well illustrated at the
Presidential Palace – now a museum – and a discussion with Dr. Julio Carranzas will allow the group to focus on recent changes in Cuba’s economic policy. Leave Havana and drive east to spend two nights in Trinidad, Cuba’s oldest colonial city, surrounded by a verdant ring of mountains
known as the Topes de Collantes. It is a town of iron windows and soft pastel painted churches. In the center lies the main square ringed by four museums, all once the mansions of wealthy colonialists. Enjoy dinner in town at one of the newly opened private restaurants and a chance to stroll
through the narrow stone streets and peer into the open shuttered doors of inviting homes. Return to Miami from Havana.
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AGS Lecturer: Joseph Scarpaci, Emeritus Professor of Geography and former Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech.
CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE BLACK SEAThe American Geographical Society Travel Program
September 13 -27, 2011 (15 days)
Embark on the elegant 64-cabin Clipper Odyssey and circumnavigate the Black Sea with the American Geographical Society Lecturer Ron Wixman. Explore some of Eurasia’s most intriguing destinations—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria—and revel in the
past and present glories of each of these countries possessing millennia-spanning histories, remnants of ancient civilizations, vibrant contemporary cultures, and beautiful landscapes.
AGS Lecturer: Ron Wixman, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Oregon.
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