Tibetan children surround Vernon ESL teacher Mary Stebbins who will share photos and stories of her year in Tibetan China in her Travelogue presentation for Grannies à Gogo on May 10.

Tibetan children surround Vernon ESL teacher Mary Stebbins who will share photos and stories of her year in Tibetan China in her Travelogue presentation for Grannies à Gogo on May 10.

Grannies host armchair travel

Turkey and Tibet are the focus of two travelogues presented by Grannies à Gogo May 3 and 10 at the People Place in Vernon

On the tailcoats of their resoundingly successful daytime travelogue series, Grannies à Gogo presents two evening travelogues.

Tonight’s Travelogue #15 is “Views of Turkey: Its Culture and History”; on May 10 Travelogue #16 is “Tibetan China: A Land with Heart.”

Beverley Barling will bring to life the colourful and vibrant country of Turkey.

“We will see Istanbul (Constantinople), the only city in the world built on two continents, and Cappadocia, a fascinating view of an archaeological site highlighted from a hot-air balloon,” said Susan Fenner, publicity rep for Grannies à Gogo. “Included are Old Testament sites from the time of Abraham, to the New Testament cities visited by Paul in the Bible’s Revelation.

“Throw in a few Turkish carpets, a cruise of the Bosphorus, delectable local foods, and the flavour of this fascinating country will enliven Okanagan armchair travelers.”

Mary Stebbins spent a year in a Tibetan town nestled beside the Yellow River in the Qinghai province of China. During her year of teaching English to high school students and teachers she was the only foreigner living in the area. She wandered through local villages, climbed the hills, took hair raising rides on buses, and visited monasteries and temples. Through her stories and her camera’s eye she will share intimate portraits of the people at work and play, touching on both the modern and traditional way of life in this Tibetan part of China.

Both Power-Point presentations are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the People Place, downstairs in room 006. Admission is $5 per travelogue, payable at the door.

For more information about Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon – South Africa Connection see www.granniesagogo.com  or e-mail granniesagogo@gmail.com