INTERHOSTEL Learning Vacation Introduces Travelers to the Beauty of Mexico's Indigenous Cultures This Fall

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from INTERHOSTEL

    DURHAM, N.H., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Each
 autumn in Mexico, particularly in the small mountain villages, the living
 invite their departed loved ones to join them in a festival of communion -- to
 return home again for a few hours and warm their cold bones by the hearth.
 This fall, INTERHOSTEL, an international study/travel program for adults age
 50 and over, offers seniors the chance to witness these intimate Day of the
 Dead observances and share in this unique aspect of Mexican family life.
 "Indigenous Cultures of Mexico" is a two-week learning vacation that also
 explores the best of Mexican folk art and takes travelers to some of this
 country's most magnificent prehispanic archaeological sites.
     INTERHOSTEL, sponsored by University of New Hampshire Continuing
 Education, offers more than 100 international travel itineraries each year
 throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad that emphasize learning about the host
 country. Tours delve into the history and culture of a region and offer a wide
 range of learning activities along with sightseeing, field trips,
 entertainment, fine food, and interaction with the local people-at an all-
 inclusive price this is an exceptional value.
     "Indigenous Cultures of Mexico" runs October 23-November 2. Travelers will
 visit the historic talavera-tile covered city of Puebla, the colonial city of
 Oaxaca and several small, traditional villages. Special activities include: a
 tour of the great Cathedral of Puebla, the second largest church in Mexico; an
 excursion to the city of Tlaxcala, where scenes of the Spanish conquest are
 depicted in murals at the Governor's Palace; trips to the Mesoamerican
 archaeological site of Cacaxtla, the Mixtec site at Mitla, and the Zapotec
 site at Monte Alban; and opportunities to meet traditional Mexican artists who
 create rugs, jewelry, clay figurines, pottery, and carvings.
     Participants will see the procession of the Virgin of the Rosary through
 the streets of Oaxaca that begins "Dias de Los Muertos" observances, and visit
 two candlelit cemeteries where graves have been decorated by loved ones. On
 the last night of the program, the residents of the village of Teotitlan will
 welcome travelers into their homes to share food and drink traditionally
 associated with the Day of the Dead celebration.
     Experts from the Cemanahuac Educational Community will furnish background
 information on Mexican art, history, and culture, providing travelers with a
 more meaningful context for all that they see and do. A University of New
 Hampshire representative will also accompany the group to act as liaison with
 the host institution so that participants can focus on enjoying their
 experience.
     The cost of the trip, including meals, lodging, activities, guided tours
 and airfare, is $2625. Travelers will stay in 3- and 4-star hotels with
 private baths. All details of the itinerary are arranged in advance to ensure
 quality and comfort.
     In addition to this program, INTERHOSTEL's upcoming trips include learning
 vacations in Argentina, England, France, China, Germany, Japan, Poland,
 Turkey, Spain, Italy, Nova Scotia, and Canada. Upcoming trips also include
 week-long learning vacations in Newport, Puget Sound/Seattle, New England,
 Mississippi, Alabama, and Oregon.
     For over 20 years, INTERHOSTEL has been offering adults over 50 a
 incomparable opportunity to visit regions around the world -- emphasizing the
 learning aspects of travel as well as sightseeing and entertainment -- by
 combining lectures, museum visits, and field trips with social and cultural
 activities.
     INTERHOSTEL foreign programs generally last about two weeks and cost
 between $2500 and $4000, while most of the USA programs are about a week long.
 Meals, accommodations in 3- and 4-star hotels, learning activities, expert-led
 tours, museum visits and other activities, and foreign airfare are all
 included in the price.
     Registration for INTERHOSTEL learning vacations is now in progress.
 Registrations can be made by phone or via the World Wide Web with VISA,
 MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Call 1 (800) 733-9753 or (603)
 862-1147, or visit the web at www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel. Registrations can
 also be made by mail or fax.
 
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      Visit the web:  www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel
      Call:  1 (800) 733-9753 or (603) 862-1147
      Write to:  INTERHOSTEL
                 University of New Hampshire
                 6 Garrison Ave.
                 Durham, NH 03824-3529
      Fax:  (603) 862-1113
 
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    DURHAM, N.H., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Each
 autumn in Mexico, particularly in the small mountain villages, the living
 invite their departed loved ones to join them in a festival of communion -- to
 return home again for a few hours and warm their cold bones by the hearth.
 This fall, INTERHOSTEL, an international study/travel program for adults age
 50 and over, offers seniors the chance to witness these intimate Day of the
 Dead observances and share in this unique aspect of Mexican family life.
 "Indigenous Cultures of Mexico" is a two-week learning vacation that also
 explores the best of Mexican folk art and takes travelers to some of this
 country's most magnificent prehispanic archaeological sites.
     INTERHOSTEL, sponsored by University of New Hampshire Continuing
 Education, offers more than 100 international travel itineraries each year
 throughout the U.S., Canada, and abroad that emphasize learning about the host
 country. Tours delve into the history and culture of a region and offer a wide
 range of learning activities along with sightseeing, field trips,
 entertainment, fine food, and interaction with the local people-at an all-
 inclusive price this is an exceptional value.
     "Indigenous Cultures of Mexico" runs October 23-November 2. Travelers will
 visit the historic talavera-tile covered city of Puebla, the colonial city of
 Oaxaca and several small, traditional villages. Special activities include: a
 tour of the great Cathedral of Puebla, the second largest church in Mexico; an
 excursion to the city of Tlaxcala, where scenes of the Spanish conquest are
 depicted in murals at the Governor's Palace; trips to the Mesoamerican
 archaeological site of Cacaxtla, the Mixtec site at Mitla, and the Zapotec
 site at Monte Alban; and opportunities to meet traditional Mexican artists who
 create rugs, jewelry, clay figurines, pottery, and carvings.
     Participants will see the procession of the Virgin of the Rosary through
 the streets of Oaxaca that begins "Dias de Los Muertos" observances, and visit
 two candlelit cemeteries where graves have been decorated by loved ones. On
 the last night of the program, the residents of the village of Teotitlan will
 welcome travelers into their homes to share food and drink traditionally
 associated with the Day of the Dead celebration.
     Experts from the Cemanahuac Educational Community will furnish background
 information on Mexican art, history, and culture, providing travelers with a
 more meaningful context for all that they see and do. A University of New
 Hampshire representative will also accompany the group to act as liaison with
 the host institution so that participants can focus on enjoying their
 experience.
     The cost of the trip, including meals, lodging, activities, guided tours
 and airfare, is $2625. Travelers will stay in 3- and 4-star hotels with
 private baths. All details of the itinerary are arranged in advance to ensure
 quality and comfort.
     In addition to this program, INTERHOSTEL's upcoming trips include learning
 vacations in Argentina, England, France, China, Germany, Japan, Poland,
 Turkey, Spain, Italy, Nova Scotia, and Canada. Upcoming trips also include
 week-long learning vacations in Newport, Puget Sound/Seattle, New England,
 Mississippi, Alabama, and Oregon.
     For over 20 years, INTERHOSTEL has been offering adults over 50 a
 incomparable opportunity to visit regions around the world -- emphasizing the
 learning aspects of travel as well as sightseeing and entertainment -- by
 combining lectures, museum visits, and field trips with social and cultural
 activities.
     INTERHOSTEL foreign programs generally last about two weeks and cost
 between $2500 and $4000, while most of the USA programs are about a week long.
 Meals, accommodations in 3- and 4-star hotels, learning activities, expert-led
 tours, museum visits and other activities, and foreign airfare are all
 included in the price.
     Registration for INTERHOSTEL learning vacations is now in progress.
 Registrations can be made by phone or via the World Wide Web with VISA,
 MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Call 1 (800) 733-9753 or (603)
 862-1147, or visit the web at www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel. Registrations can
 also be made by mail or fax.
 
      For a Free Catalog or More Information about INTERHOSTEL
      Visit the web:  www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel
      Call:  1 (800) 733-9753 or (603) 862-1147
      Write to:  INTERHOSTEL
                 University of New Hampshire
                 6 Garrison Ave.
                 Durham, NH 03824-3529
      Fax:  (603) 862-1113
 
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