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Marco Polo Traveler Networking Night
February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$30 – $40
February 21, 2018
212 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(Street parking or garage on 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. )
Join us for a sociable exchange of world travels, hors d’ouevres, and a glass of wine.
Travels in Northern Sudan with Sherry Carr
From Khartoum through the desert to Jebel Barkal, the Holy Mountain of Nubian Pharaohs, and as far north as the 3rd cataract, Sherry explored the archeological sites in this fascinating region. Stops in nomad and agricultural communities along the Nile showed ways of life not so changed from ancient times. Enjoy Sherry’s visits to markets, the Mahdi’s tomb, a traditional Nubian wrestling match and a Sufi ceremony as well as UNESCO sites of Napata, the necropolis of Nuri and the pyramids of Meroe.
A visit to Lebanon and war-torn Syria with Anne Grauer
Join us to better understand the cultural dynamics of the Middle East. Anne spent a week in Lebanon visiting schools for refugee children and four days in Syria visiting communities struggling with the effects of the war. She will share her personal reflections on the resilience and resourcefulness of people in crisis.
Splendors of Bali with Tom Tauber
Lured by the “Cowball,” a celebration when literally the cows come home from the high pastures into the rural valleys of northern Slovenia, Tom and Grace Schuler traveled from Munich to Bolzano, and then via the Dolomites to Lake Bled in the northwest corner of Slovenia. On the spur of the moment, they decided to drive down the Dalmatian Coast via Piran and Split to sunny Dubrovnik.
We are a networking group of active travelers who meet approximately four times a year in the Philadelphia area to share information and photographs about our trips. Our purpose is to help each other find new places to travel to, and to pass on our experiences so our fellow travelers can benefit from them.
$30 GEO Members • $40 Non-members