Willie Kate Friar's
Lecture Subjects

  1. Russia - The Last Czar and the Relics of Russian Royalty
  2. Sweden - Modern Design and Scandinavian Culture
  3. Norway - Land of Grieg, Mountains and Trolls
  4. Denmark - Tivoli, Hans Christian Anderson and Castles
  5. Pitcairn Island and Mutiny on the Bounty
  6. Easter Island - The Mystery of the Giant Heads
  7. Brazil - A Look at the History, the Beaches and the Food.
  8. Chile - Land of Fjords and Glaciers
  9. Ecuador - Land of Volcanoes and the Ecuador
  10. Argentina - Tierra del Fuego, Gauchos and the Tango
  11. Peru - Land of the Incas
  12. Uruguay - Colorful History and Beautiful Beaches
  13. The Panama Canal - Wonder of the Engineering World
  14. The Republic of Panama - Crossroads of the World
  15. The Kuna of Panama and their Fabulous  Molas
  16. The Huichol of Mexico - Unique Culture and Bead Art
  17. Costa Rica - Land of the Ticas
  18. Scandinavia - Land of the Vikings and Modern Design
  19. Dubai - Middle East Resort and Business Center
  20. Istanbul - Whirling Dervishes, Mosques, and Markets
  21. Singapore - Museums, Markets, Immaculate and Friendly
  22. Egypt - The Suez Canal, the Pyramids, Luxor and all  Antiquities
  23. Vietnam and Cambodia - From Saigon to  Angkor Wat
  24. Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, and the many colorful ports
  25. Thailand - Golden Temples, Spectacular Scenery and Folkloric shows.
  26. Mexico - Lovely Beaches, Folk art and a Colorful Culture. 
  27. The Amazon River - The elegant years of the rubber  barons and today's riverboat adventures
  28. Finland - Sophisticated  modern design and the mystery of the northern lights
  29. Estonia - A review of history and a look at the vibrant economy
  30. Tunisia - An overview of its history and culture including its Bardo  Museum .that  features the greatest collection of mosaics in the world.
  31. Spain - A review of its history and culture including the flamenco, bull fights, and world renowned festivals
  32. Portugal - A presentation featuring its history as a seafaring nation of "discoverers" and its influence in Latin America as well as its vibrant life today
  33. Morocco - A look at an Arab nation that takes great pride in its historic relationship with the United States. Presentation includes discussion of its culture and unique handicrafts and works of art
  34. Tenerife - An overview of the history, desert scenery, parks and current life in a resort island which was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake
  35. Rome - A look at Rome as an open-air museum and the layers of history below ground including an overview of Italy to put the city in perspective.
  36. Pompeii and Herculean - A look at the life style of these Italian towns before and after the eruption of Vesuvius
  37. Overview of Brazil
  38. Parintins Brazil –A look at the creation of  the world famous fabulous –Boi Bumba folkloric  show.
  39. Coruna and  Santiago Compostella - Overview of both cities and discussion of the famous pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James.
  40.  Malta-A look at the history and  discussion of the Knights of Malta
  41. Athens-The dramatic history   of Athens and a look at the modern city of today. 
  42. Amsterdam- Unique Dutch culture, its dams and dikes and  its food.
  43. Brussels- A look at  the culture and history and  as a site for NATO and the European Union.
  44. West Africa-a brief look at Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Senegal and Liberia, their history, culture, and life there today.
  45. The People that I met and the things that I learned while cruising the world-Interesting and humorous anecdotes about  life on cruise ships. including stories from my book .by  that name.
  46. Tahiti and Bora Bora-An overview of the history and culture of these exotic South Pacific islands.

Willie Kate Friar's
Book Information

All of the books listed below are for sale. Each costs $14.00/copy. The price includes shipping and handling. You can either send a check or money order (made payable to: Willie K. Friar) to:

Willie Kate Friar
1216 Hawk Ridge Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026-2985

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These are the books that Ms. Friar has written:

Children's book (ages 3 to 10):
"Blubba Transits the Panama Canal"
Front Cover Back Cover
Paperback, number of pages: 33, Size: 5 1/2" tall, 8 1/4" wide, 33 color photos

"Panama Canal - Questions and Answers"
Front Cover Back Cover

Paperback, number of pages: 40, Size: 5 1/2" tall, 8 1/4" wide
13 color photos, 4 black & white photos, includes construction day photos


"What is a Mola?"
Front Cover Back Cover
Paperback, number of pages: 22, Size: 5 1/2" tall, 8 1/4" wide, 9 color photos

"Ah! The People I Met And The Things I Learned
While Cruising The World "
Front Cover Back Cover
Paperback, number of pages:127, Size: 5 1/2" tall, 8 1/4" wide

 Books by William Friar

Moon Handbooks Panama
by William Friar

List Price: $19.95
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Paperback: 577 pages
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 1 edition (August 10, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1566915791
ISBN-13: 978-1566915793
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches

The new edition will be available in November, 2008.
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From lounging in the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro to viewing the cool highlands of Boquete and exploring Panama City, the most cosmopolitan city in Central America, Moon Handbooks Panama is the guide to the best the country has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. Practical information includes suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights, plus essentials on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a range of budgets. ocessomi1 Complete with details for navigating jungle trails, finding cheap taxis and underground bars, or planning a river expedition, Moon Handbooks Panama gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Portrait of the Panama Canal:
From Construction to the Twenty-First Century Centennial Edition

by William Friar

List Price: $16.95
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Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company; Centennial edition (October 1, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1558687467
ISBN-13: 978-1558687462
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches

Completely revised and updated in time for the Centennial Anniversary of breaking ground for the Panama Canal, this lively collection of historic and contemporary photographs and informative and insightful text dramatically showcases one of the true wonders of the world.

Adventures in Nature: Panama
(Adventures in Nature Series)

by William Friar

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing (March 30, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1566912407
ISBN-13: 978-1566912402
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches

Adventures in Nature: Panama highlights only the most interesting places and activities for adventure travelers. Author William Friar gives you vivid scenic descriptions-from the cool highlands to the lowland tropical forest-along with tips on getting around and a wide variety of accommodation options. You'll also find details on the country's conservation efforts and environmental challenges, with advice on how you can support local communities without damaging the environment.


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