SACRED SITES OF ISRAEL AND JORDAN 

Friday, January 8, 2020 at 7:00 – 8:00 PM with Kathy Manker & Bruce Gardner  CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON ZOOM


Kathy Manker & Bruce Gardner will be presenting the SACRED SITES OF ISRAEL & JORDAN for Traveling 2nd Friday.  Please join us for their one-hour presentation on Zoom.  It focuses on sites that are sacred to many different traditions in Israel:  Prehistoric Goddess, Jewish Kabbalah, Sufi, Druze, Bahai, Christian, and Templars.

They spent the most time in northern Israel’s Galilee area, then went to Jerusalem.  After the tour was over, they went independently to Jordan to see Petra.  Please notify Barbara with questions at 480-994-1452 or email travel@phoenixuu.org.

 

THE MANY CULTURES OF MEXICO

Friday, November 13, 2020at 7:00 – 8:00 PM with Dave & Barbara Cawthorne. 

Barbara Cawthorne and her family have traveled deep into Mexico more than 20 times, beginning in 1956.  Represented will be the ancient and modern cultures, including pyramids and skyscrapers.  There also will be rural villages, urban cities and beautiful sunsets on the beaches of Baja.  The contrast between the cultures of Mexico is evident with the pre-16th century Indian influence, the Spanish colonial influence, and the modern-day city influence.  The Spaniards left their legacy when Cortez conquered Mexico in the 16th century by leaving it’s language, religion and architecture.  Call Barbara at 480-994-1452 with questions.

 

RUSSIA

Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 7:00 – 8:00PM with Barbara and Dave Cawthorne.

Barbara went to Russia in 1986 when Chernobyl had its meltdown.  In 2014 they both visited Moscow with the Kremlin, churches, & the tsars’ home.  Then they traveled to St. Petersburg by boat through canals, rivers, & a lake, visiting 5 historic places.  In St. Petersburg, they toured a fort, cathedrals, the Hermitage, a ballet and the most beautiful Catherine’s Palace.  Who would believe it’s no longer the undeveloped country we saw in 1986.