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    starting in the 80s While this is a book of photographs there is much to read Reading each picture which have amazing narrative detail and juxtaposition of imagery within some of the pictures as well as reading the thoughtful interviews with notable Burmese people of different background conducted by British journalist Francis Wade It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words The selection of over 160 pictures taken in different cities offer much to read and explore about the people culture life and change in Myanmar in the past couple of years This publication is not a large coffee table size book but a smaller handheld and therefore a more intimate encounter with the subject matter I think the arrangement of the photographs by time of day a wonderful cohesive approach following daily rhythms and routines Well done Geoffrey Hiller and team Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946

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    admire food to taste and music to listen to At the same time guides specially chosen for their knowledge of history culture and literature and their fluency in English will help us to put our experiences into context Our formal book discussions and informal chats over dinner or sweet Vietnamese coffee will also be a way to dig below the surface and work together to understand how the people we meet see themselves how they understand their own history and what they aspire to One of the most exciting things about this Travel Pursuit is the diversity of experiences it will offer As someone who has always been drawn to the water I am perhaps most looking forward to the Mekong River cruise portion of the trip I have done several river cruises in Europe and India and I love travelling by river So often rivers are the lifeblood of a country or city and they shape fortunes as much as they shape the land River travel offers a unique vantage point of the natural and manmade worlds It is a very intimate way of travelling one that fosters both conviviality and reflection This is especially true on a small ship like the Mekong Navigator where there are just 34 staterooms This trip will also be an exploration of a new literary landscape Perhaps like many of you I was familiar with the novels of Graham Greene Marguerite Duras and Tim O Brien and with movies such as Apocalypse Now The Deer Hunter and The Killing Fields As we travel along the mighty Mekong we will discuss contemporary Cambodian and Vietnamese literature beginning with Vaddey Ratner s In the Shadow of the Banyan This 2013 novel recounts the story of a once privileged family s displacement and struggle to survive under the Khmer Rouge We will also read a contemporary Vietnamese novel and traditional stories from both cultures With this Travel Pursuit we will deepen and expand on the conversation begun by Ann Kirkland and Gary Schoepfel in 2012 with Classical Pursuits first trip to Southeast Asia Vietnam Voices A Balanced Opposition Ann has posed many intriguing questions in her blog posts about travelling in Vietnam particularly about the country s relationship with the U S and these will make an excellent jumping off point for Along the Mighty Mekong Of course we will also start our own conversations about what we see hear and read I am especially interested in learning about efforts by Cambodians to rebuild a literary culture that was destroyed by the Khmer Rouge What questions intrigue you about Cambodia and Vietnam I look forward to hearing from you both on Convivium and aboard the Navigator this November Just four staterooms are left I encourage you to register without delay UPDATE This tour has since been cancelled View our up to date selection of literary adventures by clicking here Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South

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    2 3pm Presented by Justin Peter Director of Quest Nature Tours Santa Fe arts culture Wed Jan 28 2 3pm Presented by Maggie Broda President of OCADU Alumni Assoc artist and Tour Leader Learn more about the Womens Travel Network and touring Tuscany Tues Feb 3 2 3pm Presented by Debbie Ross Owner and Founder of Womens Travel Network Indonesia Tues Feb 10 2 3pm Presented by Lewie Gonsalves President of Worldwide Quest Biodiversity of Southern Peru Tues Feb 17 2 3pm Presented by Jean Iron Tour Leader Changing your perspective on the Stans Tues Feb 24 2 3pm Presented by Laurielle Penny Director of Worldwide Quest Galapagos Islands Tues Mar 3 2 3pm Presented by Justin Peter Director of Quest Nature Tours Mekong River cruising Tues Mar 10 2 3pm Presented by Laurielle Penny Director of Worldwide Quest Polar Bears of Churchill Manitoba Tues Mar 17 2 3pm Presented by Ian Shanahan Tour Leader Please RSVP by emailing travel worldwidequest com or call us at toll free 1 800 387 1483 or 416 633 5666 Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with

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    Justin Peter Naturalist world traveller and Director of Quest Nature Tours Speaker 2 Sherry Kirkvold Naturalist world traveller and tour leader Please RSVP to travel worldwidequest com or call us at toll free 1 800 387 1483 Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles

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    of Toronto for this wonderful photo of a very industrious Montezuma Oropendola In Ronald s own words When Morning of February 15 2013 while on a Quest Nature Tour of Costa Rica led by Gavan WatsonWhere On the grounds of the Arenal Observatory LodgeWhy The huge hanging nests of the Montezuma Oropendola require a lot of maintenance After seeing a group of them worki There is a road in Norway It is built on several small islands and reefs It has eight bridges It runs along the Norwegian coast and more dramatically the open sea It is a spectacle and an engineering marvel and not for the faint of heart January Photo Contest Winner We couldn t help but fall in love with this little South African darling the lilac breasted roller shot by Bernice Benson of Smith Falls Congratulations Bernice Remember our February Photo Contest is now open Send your entries to photos worldwidequest com Namibia The Sheltering Desert Are you booked on one of our Namibia trips Or are you still deciding whether you should book on one of our Namibia trips Either way we can heartily recommend you read The Sheltering Desert by Henno Martin This fantastic travel adventure book was written in 1957 about two German scientists who escape into the famed Namib Desert to avoid incarceration into the Germany Army at th First Previous 1 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Next Last Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound

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    Speaker 1 Pete Read Naturalist and avid traveller Speaker 2 Sherry Kirkvold Naturalist and geographer Please RSVP to travel worldwidequest com or call us at toll free 1 800 387 1483 Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to

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    over hundreds of years of history 2 Shah i Zinda Mausoleum This ancient sprawling complex features mausoleums and other buildings used for rituals and worship With intricately carved mosaics elaborate tile work and arched doors a visit here reveals architectural gems and fascinating moments in Central Asia s history 3 Ak Saray Palace Shakhrisabz is home to many monumental buildings but one of the most spectacular is the ruins of the awesome Ak Saray Palace With coloured glazed bricks that shimmer in the sun elegant mosaics and splendid calligraphy this monument is a standout of Uzbekistan 4 Bibi Khanum Mosque This huge holy site located in Samarkand was built all the way back in the 14th century Suffering damage due to earthquakes and the ravages of time it has now been partially restored and stands as a magnificent example of Central Asian Islamic architecture 5 The Registan Hailed as one of Central Asia s most recognisable monuments the Registan s towering minarets blue domes and beautiful tiled exteriors are decadently dazzling The interiors are as exceptional as the facade so don t miss a visit here while travelling through Samarkand Read more about our 2016 tour of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan by clicking here Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip

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    be I ve just ordered some new ones from Amazon and Silver Hill Seeds in South Africa who stock an amazing selection of plant books on southern Africa The following regional wildflower guides cover most of the territory through which we ll be travelling South Africa Wildflower Guide No 1 Namaqualand Le Roux A ISBN 1874999309 South Africa Wildflower Guide No 5 Stellenbosch to Hermanus Bean A A Johns ISBN 1874999589 South Africa Wildflower Guide No 7 West Coast Manning J P Goldblatt ISBN 1874999112 South Africa Wildflower Guide No 9 Nieuwoudtville Bokkeveld Hantam Manning J P Goldblatt ISBN 1874999171 South Africa Wildflower Guide No 12 Wild Flowers of the Table Mountain National Park Trinder Smith T et al ISBN 1874999600 Field Guide to the Flora of Grootbos Nature Reserve the Walker Bay Region Privett S H Lutzeyer ISBN 9780620478052 Here are some additional books worth considering for your library Fynbos South Africa s Unique Floral Kingdom Cowling R D Richardson ISBN 1874950105 The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs Manning J et al ISBN 0881925470 The Cape Floral Kingdom Paterson Jones C ISBN 1853684813 Field Guide to Fynbos Manning J C Paterson Jones ISBN 1770072659 The Protea Family in Southern Africa Paterson Jones C ISBN 1868723062 Happy reading Or I should say studying Just after you travel half way round the world and go through customs and immigration I ll be waiting for you with a test I kid But still pick up some of these books and marvel at everything we re going to see on our tour called South Africa Wildflowers and Fynbos South Africa Wildflowers and Fynbos Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival

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