Bosnia ~ Serbia ~ Kosovo ~ Macedonia
This spectacular adventure takes you into the cultural heart of one of Africa’s most bewitching destination
November, 2019 ~ 2 weeks
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia is a land of deep history and fascinating tribes. Many historians even believe that it may be the birthplace of humanity, for it was here, in the northern region of the country, that the fossils of the oldest living hominid “Lucy” were discovered — fossils which are believed to date back 3.5 million years.
Ethiopia is also the second oldest Christian nation in the world after Armenia, with millennia-old Christian ceremonies still practiced today, most notably in the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the grass-roofed monasteries of Bahir Dar, and the Mariamtsion chapel, built on the site of Ethiopia’s first church and the supposed resting place of Moses’s original tablets on which are inscribed the Ten Commandments.
April 29, 11 days
~ The Wines of Chile and Argentina ~
with Robin Morales of 'Gallivanting Gourmet Journeys'
Enjoy an unforgettable wine and culinary blend of two captivating South American countries!
See the stunning scenery of beautiful vineyards among majestic mountain backdrops
Cross the Andes on the most spectacular drive in South America
Experience the sublime and sophisticated beauty of the vineyards in Chile’s Colchagua Wine Valley, Apalta, Casablanca Valley, Argentina’s Mendoza River Valley and Valle de Uco
Get an intimate look into the history and culture of the cities of Santiago, Santa Cruz, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Buenos Aires
~ Colombia ~ Bogota, UNESCO world heritage site,
Medellin 'The beautiful city' plus undiscovered colonial towns
Immerse yourself in culture, follow cobblestone paths, witness breathtaking views, and enjoy a variety of typical art, cuisine, music, dance and dress. Admire the architecture of these towns, and look upon priceless jewels protected in museums.
Visit flora and fauna sanctuaries and appreciate their biodiversity, hike to remote villages, and discover the beauty of the Caribbean coast with the city of Cartagena and the azure beaches of Tayrona National Park.
~ Morocco ~
Discovering art forms in gardens and jewelry
We will embrace the poetry of their gardens and the beautiful intricate jewelry, a wonderful blend of African, Arab, Berber, French and Spanish styles.
Listen to the storytellers—an integral part of the culture—and browse for handicrafts.
It’s not hard to imagine what it was like in the past, a time when caravans loaded their camels with food and goods to sell at the markets.
A major trade route bringing riches from the Sahara, the jewellery shows a multitude of influences and resources including Middle-Eastern, sub–Saharan and European materials and techniques.