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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:16 pm

On Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m., the City of Coronado’s John D Spreckels Center’s popular Armchair Travel program ventures to Ethiopia. There are three startlingly different parts of this unique country: the ancient rock-hewn churches from the 12th century in the North in Lalibela; the modern but chaotic capital, Addis Ababa - burial place of Haile Selassie and the bones of Lucy (the oldest hominid remains); and in the South, the Omo Valley, home to many varied tribes. This is hard traveling, but delightful armchair viewing!

The evening’s speaker, Faye Girsh, is hooked on travel. She has lived in London, Kyoto, Kunming (Yunnan Province in China), Alexandria (Egypt), and has traveled to over 150 countries. She is a member of the Travelers’ Century Club, is co-director of the La Jolla Photo Travelers’ Club, and presents monthly travelogues at the Vi Retirement Community. For this presentation, she will show pictures from her August 2018 trip to Ethiopia with her daughter, who lives in Australia. She is a retired Harvard-educated psychologist.

July’s Armchair Travel event will be held in the John D. Spreckels Center, located at 1019 Seventh Street. Light refreshments will be served at 6:00pm followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for residents, $6 for nonresidents.

Skip the line and pre-register! To register call us at 619-522-7343, visit, or come by the City of Coronado’s John D. Spreckels Center & Bowling Green located at 1019 Seventh Street.

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