Under Subscribed Journeys

There are 4 undersubscribed exchanges posted at this this time.

Friendship Force of the Canadian Capital Region to Mongolia  July 9-25th, 2023

Journey Coordinator: Daniel Caya Expressions of interest: madabc@sympatico.ca
Number of openings: approximately 8

The Mongolian club’s program:
Ulaan Baatar (incl. attendance to some of the Naadam Festival events), eight nights homestay.
Two trips (bus) organized by the Mongolian club for a total of 8 nights, where we’ll sleep in Ger camps: “Khos Khad” tourist Ger camp; a camp in Ugii lake; Tsenkher Hot Spring tourist camp; Terkhiin Tsagaan lake; back to Ugii lake (or Kharakhorum city).
Bathrooms: located inside, but we have to share.Bedrooms: some will be multiple, but segregated by gender. Couples in their GERs.
Elevation: between 1335 and 1917m

Price: The Mongolian club is asking $1850US which includes everything but 2-3 meals, and your ambassador dinner and gift.
add 8 nights of FFI fees
add: you will likely want to arrive at least 1 day early to adjust to the time zone (i.e. add hotel and meals)
Flight not included

Fitness level – Medium

Covid Vaccaciation – In the recent past, our club has asked for the two basic vaccines, plus at least one booster shot. People will have to be prepared to follow the local directives in case one gets ill with covid (i.e possible quarantine at your expenses).

Friendship Force of Ottawa to Cottbus, Germany June 25 – July 5, 2023

We have space for one single person or one couple to come with us to Germany. 
Planned activities include city tour, bicycle tour, visit to Stasi prison, Branitzer Park, sightseeing flight over Cottbus, boat ride in Spree forest, and day trip to Dresden. 

For more information, please contact Julie Breeze at julie.breeze@yahoo.ca.

Friendship Force Edmonton and Area to Cedar Rapids Iowa City Journey
#23572-1 and Oklahoma City #23572-2

This journey is from October 16, 2023 to the end of October, 2023.  The
first hosting club is Cedar Rapids/Iowa City followed by Oklahoma City.  The
distance between the cities is 1,077 KM (669 miles) or ten hours so we are
planning two days between the two locations to allow time for travelling.
Each of these clubs is enthusiastic to showcase their culture and history
and hospitality.   The fees will range from $200 to $300 US per club
depending on the program.

We are looking for at least 10 people to join us in this journey.  It is
acceptable if you can attend only one city.  These clubs can accommodate up
to 20 ambassadors and Edmonton has 7 ambassadors.   Updates will be issued as the details are confirmed. 
For more information contact Sharon Schnell, President and Ambassador
Coordinator at schnellsm@shaw.ca <mailto:schnellsm@shaw.ca>  or

Friendship Force Niagara to Bursa & Seferihisar, Turkey September 10 – 22 2023
Journey #21021

Contact: Sandra Yemm, FF Niagara Journey Chair  syemm@sympatico.ca

Update on the earthquake in southeastern Turkey from Travel Agency:
Bursa and Seferihisar are far from the recent earthquake zone so travel is continuing with no interruption. Travel has not been affected in the popular areas of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Antalya. Your continued travel reservation is one of the greatest supports you can provide to Turkey at this time! 

$765 USD club fees: Bursa/Seferihisar which seem to include most/all meals
$25 USD/day FFI fee x 12 = $300 USD
$50 contingency


Extra Costs not included:
Flights, hotel before and after Journey if desire, ferry & bus transport, dinner for hosts

Fitness Level: Ability and agility to walk long distances on cobblestones & uneven ground, and walk up inclines or stairs without help. Must handle own luggage. Bedrooms may be on upper level of home; bathrooms may be shared with host families. Some hosts do not allow smoking.

TOUR: There may be an opportunity for one couple to join with a small group tour to Antalya and Cappadocia after the journey.

Sep 10: Meet in ISTANBUL
Sep 10: Ferry (1 ¾ hr) to Mudanya to meet Bursa club members 
Sep 10 – 16: FF Bursa
Sep 16 – 22: FF Seferihisar
Sep 22: flight to Istanbul or onward