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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:33 am

On Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m., the ever-popular Armchair Travel program is back. Join us as we travel over 6,300 miles away to Mongolia. This fascinating country is bordered by China and Russia, and is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Presenter, Gloria McCoy, visited Mongolia starting in Ulaanbaatar, for the annual Naadam festival. This three-day festival included tournaments of three traditional Mongolian sports: horse racing, wrestling, and archery, and an opening ceremony that is truly one of the world’s most exciting and colorful festivals. Travels outside Ulaanbaatar included camping in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Gobi Desert and visiting the Princess Temple, Genghis Khan Statue, and Khamar Monastery. Join us as at the John D. Spreckels Center as we explore the legend of Genghis Khan and the sights of Mongolia through beautiful photos and intriguing stories.

McCoy is past president of the Travelers’ Century Club for travelers who have been to 100 countries. Currently she has visited 200 countries of the club’s 327 documented countries and territories.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a social hour complete with refreshments, beer and wine available for purchase, followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost for the program is $6 for Coronado residents, and $7 for nonresidents. Pre-registration is highly recommended for this popular event.

To sign up or receive additional information, stop by the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh Street, call 619-522-7343, or visit online at

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