AIA Tours: Highlights of Morocco: From the Desert to the Sea, October 2016
What a wonderful experience and opportunity leading this AIA tour was! Morocco is a magnificent country in which to see the whole sweep of history, from the villages of indigenous Berber people (the Imazighen) to the impact of the Phoenicians and Romans; the coming of the Arabs bringing Islam in the seventh century; and the development and growth of cities including Fez with what is probably t...
AIA Tours: Circumnavigating the Black Sea, fall 2016
Description: Modern Myth-MakingI recently led an AIA group on a cruise circumnavigating the Black Sea, counterclockwise. Along the way, we visited Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria, and we noticed how each one of these “young” countries drew on its ancient history in order to craft a modern image. But the biggest surprise came in Georgia.