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Discovering Places

As part of our aim to promote understanding of the world's peoples, places and environments, the Discovering Places series engages people with their travel destinations.

We hold three Discovering Places evenings each year focusing on areas of the world that are remote, have only recently become accessible or are rapidly changing. Each evening features a panel of experts on the destination who talk about their experiences and answer questions from the audience. Exhibitor stands provide further information, travel ideas and inspiration.

Previous destinations include Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Rwanda, Madagascar, Belize, Colombia, Libya, West Bengal and Sikkim, Mongolia, Bhutan, Kamchatka, Mozambique, Guyana, Brunei, Patagonia, the Canadian Arctic, Jordan and Indonesia.

Discovering Places: Bolivia

 Wednesday 22 November 7.00pm-9.00pm (Kensington Gore doors open at 6.30pm)
 Discovering Places travel evening

Join us as we discover the best of Bolivia with our independent, expert panel. We will explore lively cities, imaginative landscapes and colourful market towns. From the high altitude thrills of bustling La Paz through the history of Potosi and on to the surreal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, there will be plenty to discover during this informative evening for first-time travellers to Bolivia.

You will have the opportunity to network with exhibitors, share plans with fellow travellers and ask questions and hear the experiences of our expert panel:

Shafik Meghji is an award-winning travel writer, journalist, broadcaster and photographer. He has co-authored/updated over 30 Rough Guides including Bolivia and South America on a Budget. Shafik is a travel expert on the BBC1 show How to Holiday Better, appears regularly on talkRADIO and The Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast. In 2017 he was a finalist in the Travel Media Awards in the ‘Guide of the year - book, online, app’ category.

Flora Baker is a freelance writer, traveller and avid volunteer with an obsession for hunting out the weirdnesses of the world. She has recently spent eighteen months attempting to become fluent in Spanish while journeying around South America, particularly in Bolivia. Whilst spending time in South America she worked as a Bolivian artificial limb maker, a Colombian journalist and a Brazilian builder.

Anna Laing is a lecturer in International Development at the University of Sussex. Anna’s main geographical focus is on Latin America, specifically Bolivia, where she has conducted research analysing the interplay between the state, indigenous movements and urban environmentalists in contemporary resource conflicts.

Tickets: £15, RGS-IBG members £10, includes wine and an information pack telephone 020 7591 3100   

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