Speaker: Martha and Ray Wallace
A Trip to India of Contrasts: Tropical Kerala and Desert Rajasthan
Location: Tipton Hall, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
This lecture is free and open to the public!
This presentation begins with a description of India as it exists today–some facts and figures about the country which we believe will be of interest to anyone planning to travel there, including the reason for selecting the two states on a CIR tour that will take place from February 10 through 25, 2017. Using photos we have taken on previous trips, we will discuss the itinerary for the states of Kerala and Rajasthan, which we will visit on the tour being offered through CIR in 2017.
There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Throughout the year we plan to hold optional meetings on topics to familiarize travelers with India such as: Women in India, Kashmir and other political hot spots, the British Raj and its impact on India today.
Ray and Martha Wallace went to India in 1995 where Ray, a Navy Captain, spent a year as a foreign student at the Indian National Defense College. It was an opportunity for us both to get to see India and the rest of the world through Indian eyes. Following this course he served for two years as the Naval Attaché’ at the US Embassy. Martha, too, worked at the US Embassy as a visit coordinator for visiting American dignitaries and substituted at the American Embassy School. Both traveled extensively in India and unabashedly fell in love with India and her people.