Come along for a journey through the beautiful and historical Eastern Mediterranean. Begin with a visit to the glorious sites of Venice, then spend a day ashore exploring the Greek Island of Ithaca, Ulysses’ legendary home. Wander through the ruins of Olympia, the site of the historic Olympic games and explore the ancient temples that honor the mythical birthplace of Apollo. Learn about the history and life of Athens as you wander through modern Placa and the temples of the Acropolis. Cruise along the Turkish coast to explore ancient Troy and stop over at Chlos, the possible birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Before heading back to Venice, dock at port Said, the entrance to the Suez Canal and take an overland journey to the Pyramids of Giza and the bustling city of Cairo.
Monday & Tuesday,
October 31 & November 1, 2011, 7:30 pm
Images of Afghanistan and Pakistan have been common on the news in the last 10 years. The two countries have been suddenly thrown onto the world stage with the war on terrorism. But how much do we really know about these distant and intriguing frontier countries? Journey with Marlin Darrah as he explores what it is really like for a non-military traveler to take a trip through these two fascinating countries.
Monday and Tuesday,
November 28 & 29, 2011, 7:30 pm
Our southern neighbor, the great country of Mexico, has so much to offer that one could easily spend a lifetime traveling there and still not see it all! Still, this film explores the highlights, including riding the famous Copper Canyon train from Chihuahua to Los Mochis, visiting with the Tarahumara Indians, touring Taxco and other towns built by silver mining, relaxing and enjoying Mexico's west coast beaches from Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco, petting 40-ton gray whales in the warm waters of the Baja Peninsula, and a lot more.
News of Egypt has filled TV screens and computers worldwide in the last few weeks. Join Clint and Sue Denn to discover the ancient mysteries of this cradle of civilization. In Cairo, a bustling modern metropolis of more than 16 million people, the film explores the city’s rich cultural heritage. Visit the beautiful Muhammed Ali Mosque, shop at the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, and explore the ancient Citadel. In Alexandria, once the second largest city of the Roman Empire, visit the remains of the Serapeum Temple, the Roman Amphitheater, and the ancient great library which has been restored to a state of the art research center.
The 3,200 mile Inca Road was built over five hundred years ago to link the outposts of the Inca Empire. Join renowned adventurer Karin Muller as she travels this route, spinning it into a modern tapestry of faces and memories, while intertwining a chronicle of the Inca and how they lived, worshipped, and warred. In this expedition she searches for remnants of the ancient road, while offering a rare glimpse into the descendants of the Inca. The conquest of the Inca Empire is one of the most compelling tales in all of history: an obscure tribe that swept the Andes to become the greatest civilization in South America in less than a hundred years. An empire - ten million strong - defeated by a band of 160 desperate Spaniards. A ransom the likes of which the world has never seen.