Curious Cruising Tales:  Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and The Andaman Islands with Charles Higham

Curious Cruising Tales: Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and The Andaman Islands with Charles Higham


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Just before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, Charles Higham was a featured guest speaker cruising with the Caledonian Sky, a vessel with just 120 passengers. Join us as we re-imagine the international voyage virtually, in a five-part cruise through some of the world’s most popular ports of call. 
These destinations in our fifth seminar have traditionally been considered “off the beaten track” for cruise ships, which makes them so fascinating. In Sri Lanka beyond Colombo, there are some of the most remarkable early Buddhist cities, from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura. The Andaman’s are home to the most ancient surviving hunter-gatherers in the world, including the remote and unknown people of Sentinel Island. 
Heading northeast, we will spend time in Myanmar, Burma. Sadly in the news of late for all the wrong reasons, let’s visit the amazing Shwedagon Temple in the old capital Rangoon, now called Yangon. Our journey north takes us to Bagan and following along the road to Mandalay, we will explore the reconstructed palace of the last Kings before the British took over. 
This seminar is designed to be enjoyed as part of a five-part series led by Charles Higham. For more details, please click here to explore destinations such as Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and The Andaman Islands, New Zealand, the Dardanelles Strait, the Black Sea, and more.

Charles Higham is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is an archaeologist with a particular interest in the origins of Southeast Asian civilizations. His excavations in Thailand and Cambodia have greatly increased our understanding of how the great Kingdom of Angkor began, how God-Kings were revered, and with a climatic deterioration, how it came to an end.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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A. (Sechelt, CA)

Always nice to see a different part of the world. This talk was from a colonial perspective (times gone by) and the images could have been much better. Nice use of videos.

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
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Minimal effort here.

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A. (Sechelt, CA)

Always nice to see a different part of the world. This talk was from a colonial perspective (times gone by) and the images could have been much better. Nice use of videos.

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
A poor view of a rich program

Minimal effort here.