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Travellers' Tales

 

 

We meet at the Kea Community Centre on the 4th Thursday in the month at 9.30am for a 10.30 start and talks usually finish by 11.45. Tea and coffee is available before the talks start.

In June Chris Burton gave a most interesting and excellently presented talk about Six years in unknown Bolivia.   He was a member of a group sent by the British Geographical Survey to map the previously unmapped vast eastern half of Bolivia.
Very few (if any?) tourists visit that region so Chris’s talk about living and working there was fascinating.  Chris had many humorous anecdotes, but probably the ones that amused us most occurred when he was being hosted by a military commander and the menu comprised armadillo soup followed by piranha stew.  After the meal they were invited for a swim in the river, risky, despite the 20 soldiers beating the water in the hope of frightening away the piranhas!

On Thursday the 25th July Garth & Penny Letori will talk about ETHIOPIA – AN ANCIENT LAND
To introduce their talk they say “An Arts Society Lecture about the monolithic rock hewn churches of Lalibela in Northern Ethiopia intrigued and fascinated us but it was not until some months later, as we perused a new batch of tour brochures over a glass of red wine one evening, that we discovered that we could actually go to Ethiopia and see them for ourselves - so we went and saw them, and so much more. We discovered a unique land, an ancient civilisation and a rich cultural heritage.  Along with our fellow travellers we understood that tourism in Ethiopia is in its infancy and this would be no luxury holiday but we had no clear idea what to expect from this tour nor for how profoundly it would affect us all. We look forward to sharing our experience with you”.

ethiopia


The photograph is of Lalibela – Bet Giyorgis

There will not be a talk in August as the Group takes a summer break.

Please bring your membership cards to the July talk

All Carrick U3A Members are welcome.  We meet at the Kea Community Centre Playing Place. Talks start at 10.30am but come any time after the doors open at 9.30am and have a tea or coffee. 
Jon Skelton Group Leader 123.skelton@talktalk.net  Phone 01872 865316 

Ethiopia


The photograph is of Bahir Dar – Blue Nile Church School

 

All Carrick U3A Members are welcome.  We meet at the Kea Community Centre Playing Place. Talks start at 10.30am but come any time after the doors open at 9.30am and have a tea or coffee. 
Jon Skelton Group Leader 123.skelton@talktalk.net  Phone 01872 865316 



 

 

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator