The Ultimate Traveller

Fall 2018 series: Impressions of Latin America

Multi-media visual and musical presentations by Peter Langer, BA, BSc, MA.  An internationally renowned travel photographer, Peter has travelled to over 175 countries.

Impressions of ColombiaImpressions of Colombia
Wednesday October 17, 7–9 p.m.
Course #49545.
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Did you know that Colombia is an emerging tourism destination? The country's diversity is astonishing: pre-Columbian ruins, colonial cities located in the Andes and on the Caribbean Coast, coffee plantations and amazing natural parks. Discover Bogotá, Colombia's capital, the cultural landscape of salt towns, and then explore the Medellin, the coffee cultural area of Colombia.

 

Impressions of Maya

The Mysterious Lands of the Maya
Wednesday October 24, 7–9 p.m.
Course #49567.
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Did you know that the Maya - probably the best-known of the classical civilizations of Mesoamerica-developed astronomy, calendars and hieroglyphic writing? They were also noted for incredible ceremonial architecture, including temple pyramids, palaces and observatories, all built without metal tools. Explore Mayan history, many ancient cities and fascinating ruins, and see the Maya people of today and how their traditional beliefs have intermixed with Christianity.

 

Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead in Mexico
Wednesday October 31, 7–9 p.m.
Course #49568.
Register Online.

Did you know that Dia de los Muertos is celebrated around the world and is a national holiday in Mexico? It has ancient Mesoamerican roots with emphasis on honouring the lives of the deceased and celebrating the continuation of life. Explore these celebrations where families clean and decorate the graves of their relatives and spend all night at their side, while some build altars or small shrines in their homes.

Admission: $15 per lecture. Register at 604-925-7270 or online by clicking on the links above. Drop-ins also welcome (space permitting).

Peter Langer

 

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