Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Marco Polo

Polar Bear Along the Russian Coast
We are a group of active travelers who meet throughout the year in the Philadelphia area to share photographs, stories, experiences, and tips about our numerous trips. We look forward to hearing your story!

Marco Polo Explores: Ancient Sites of Malta, Laos, the Russian Far East & Wrangel Island

The Island of Malta’s Ancient Sites – Jennifer Stein will present her travels with world-renowned archeologist Robert Schoch, including ancient megalithic sites and picturesque walled city.
Laos – See Laos from award-winning photographer Tom Tauber’s lens. Rarely visited, Laos is a remote country in Southeast Asia that has had its share of wars over the centuries. It is also an intensely spiritual country with great landscapes. Luang Prabang, its second-largest city, is a place where the past comes alive in temples and royal palaces and where Buddhist monks line up early in the morning to receive alms from the local people.
The Russian Far East and Wrangel Island – Only 500 visitors a year go to this island in the Arctic, where explorers in the past have been marooned on the ice, where many froze and died. Meg and Roger Berlin will share photos and stories of islands uninhabited by people but teeming with polar bears, walruses, birds—and, witnessing the changing climate: no ice! See beautiful and desolate scenery, wildlife, indigenous populations and settlements along the Russian coast.
Enjoy socializing with fellow explorers over a light dinner, and a glass of wine. November 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at DoubleTree by Hilton, Center City

Tickets include light dinner, drinks and presentation. Discount parking $12.

Meet Your Host!

Marco Polo events are now hosted by long-time GEO member and board member, Alyce Stick.  Alyce is an avid photographer and traveler, who has explored a lot of our world. Join Alyce during these special evenings where, in her words, “The sublime marriage of travel and photography creates the opportunity to beautifully blend experience, geography, people and cultures, in a personal art form shareable with others.” 

Join Us!