What we're about

.Women Sharing Cultures is a group for women who want to meet women of other cultures - whether it's around the world, other parts of the country, or in the amazing diversity of our own city. They love to travel too but want a deeper experience than just looking at the sights and believe that meeting people is one of the best parts of traveling. Age is irrelevant, marital status doesn't matter, but a healthy curiosity about how others live their lives is a must.

There will be trips - two in the works already:

Louisiana Bayou and New Orleans (February 15-21) and Fall in Love with Japan (November 1-13) with more planned for 2019.

But there will be local Women Sharing Cultures Events as well, offering chances to meet women of different faiths, ages, ethnicities, cultures, sub-cultures, and abilities. Los Angeles is an amazing, diverse city but it's easy to get insulated and miss out on opportunities to meet those who aren't just like us. Join us to expand your cultural literacy!

Upcoming events (5)

Japanese Cultural Village

454 Seaton St

Join us for a visit to one of the most intriguing places in all of Los Angeles: Peter Lai's “Japanese Cultural Village”. This vast 5,000 square foot space brims with vibrant costumes, tapestries, dolls, kimonos, antiques, ceramics, lanterns, knick-knacks, ephemera and more. In addition to a museum-worthy collection of artifacts, it also contains a theater, a temple, and a tea parlor. According to Eye on LA: "You'll not only marvel at the charming set ups, a mix of antiques and Japanese kitsch, but you can't help but fall in love with the sweet artist who offers tours of his magical world." We will take a guided tour, which includes tea and a Japanese snack, and then have lunch at a nearby restaurant afterward. The cost is $35 which must be paid in advance (so that I can pay him) via Paypal ([masked]), Venmo [masked]), or by check (made to Britain Your Way Tours and mailed to 2456 Corinth Avenue, LA 90064). It is only refundable if the event is cancelled, although it can be transferred to someone else. This event will be posted in several places and is limited to 10 people. You must RSVP no later than Wednesday, February 27th. More details here - LA WEEKLY: https://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/inside-a-secret-japanese-village-hidden-in-an-arts-district-loft-7844860

Experience the South - Charleston and Savannah!

Charleston International Airport

Join me for a unique Southern Springtime exploration of the South! We will stay 3 nights in Charleston, South Carolina, with carriage rides, walking tours of the historic antebellum buildings and access to some of the private homes and gardens during the Spring Home tours. A night in Savannah, Georgia the setting for the non-fiction book and movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" which stayed on the New York Times Bestseller book list for an unprecedented 216 weeks! We will also spend a night on a plantation in an Award Winning structure the blends architecture and landscape. Quite an incredible trip with opportunities for exploring the cities with knowledgable Architects, historians and foodies! Springtime is an incredible time to visit this area and view some of the private homes and gardens on our tours if you choose. Contact me for these limited spots that remain- $[masked] for 5 nights single rooms, all tours included- breakfasts. April[masked]

British royals, Past & Present

London

Visits London, Edinburgh, and York (The tour begins and ends in London.) Did your invitation to Harry & Meghan’s wedding get lost in the mail? (Yeah, I know - mine did too…) Well, don't worry - now that the royal wedding frenzy has faded a bit, here’s a chance to satisfy your ‘royal’ fix without the crowds, higher prices, and flat-out craziness. Castles? Check! **Windsor – This is the Queen’s main home – Buckingham Palace is more like ‘the office’. **Edinburgh – Looming over the city, it’s one of the few castles in Britain that still has a military garrison. Palaces? Check! **Buckingham Palace – We will visit the State Rooms, only open a short time each year! **Kensington Palace – Birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria and now home to Wills, Kate, and the kids. Harry and Meghan have a place on the premises too. **Hampton Court Palace – Henry VIII’s beautiful home, with gardens to die for. **Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh – Former home of Mary Queen of Scots (and full of bloody history), it’s where the Queen hangs her crown when she’s in town. The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London? Wouldn’t miss them! Royal churches? Check! **Westminster Abbey – Place of royal coronations since 1066 and the site of William & Kate’s wedding in 2011. **St. Paul’s Cathedral – Place where Charles & Diana were married in 1981. **St. George’s Chapel – Site of Harry & Meghan’s royal wedding and burial place of 10 monarchs (including Henry VIII). Royal Gardens? Certainly! **Kew Gardens in London **Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh **Royal Yacht Britannia? Absolutely! We have an overnight in the ancient city of York too! And there is SO MUCH MORE… $3500 (when booked directly with me) which includes: *All group admissions (including the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace), docents, and local tour guides. *Dedicated American tour guide/manager who will be with you the entire tour. *11 nights’ accommodation (7 nights in London, 3 nights in Edinburgh, 1 night in York), double occupancy (single supplement, add $1000) *All ground transportation via train, taxi, double-decker bus, and the London Underground (i.e. The Tube) *12 meals (10 breakfasts, 2 special, multi-course dinners) *Does not include international airfare or alcohol. Travel insurance is recommended but not included. This is a Britain Your Way Tours tour and posted in several places. It is limited to 10 people. Contact Sheila ([masked] /[masked]) with any questions, to see the complete itinerary, or to book your spot!

Totally Capital: Spend a week in London & Liverpool!

NEW DATES! This Totally Capital tour is for those who want a great travel experience that is authentic, experiential, and affordable. As much as possible, we stay in small hotels and eat in family restaurants, keeping our money in the community. In London **Tour London on a double-decker bus **Be dazzled by the glitter of the real Crown Jewels at the Tower of London **Take a cruise on the Thames for a different perspective on London icons **Have lunch (or an elegant afternoon tea?) in a real palace – Kensington Palace! **Watch Parliament light up from the Southbank **Learn about street art in the East End **Visit the Royal Observatory and see where East literally does meet West! **Have lunch in a real crypt under St. Martins-in-the-Field church **Marvel at the amazing chocolate creations of Choccywoccydoodah **Enjoy sizzling fish and chips from a real chippie! **Walk through history at Westminster Cathedral where all British monarchs have been crowned since 1066 **See the British Museum’s treasures from Greece, Rome, Egypt, Babylon, and Britain itself **Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum to view dazzling vintage jewelry, delicate porcelain, ancient sculptures, and micro-mosaics so tiny they provide a magnifying glass! **At the National Gallery, view paintings so famous you don’t have to be an art major to recognize them **Go celebrity-watching past and present at the National Portrait Gallery In Liverpool: **Learn about Liverpool’s most famous sons on a private taxi tour on a with our knowledgeable and fun local guide, Joey **Visit many Beatles sights, including Strawberry Fields gates and their childhood homes **See the grave of the real Eleanor Rigby at the church where John used to be an altar boy! **Write your name on the Beatles wall at the Penny Lane Community Centre **Enjoy an afternoon at Albert Docks visiting its many museums, including the Beatles Story **Then groove the evening away at the Cavern Club! Britain Your Way Tours are small groups (never more than 10), leisurely-paced, and provide free time for exploring on your own. We travel like Brits do - by public transportation: trains, taxis, and the Tube giving you a more local experience. $2499 - All ground transportation, all group admissions, all breakfasts, and one dinner are included. Book with a friend and you both get $50 off! International airfare, free time activities and alcohol are not included in the tour. This is a Britain Your Way Tours tour and posted in several places. Contact Sheila ([masked] /[masked]) with any questions, to see the complete itinerary, or to book your spot!

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JAPAN LUNCH!

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