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Travel films & events: Presentation on Tour du Mont Blanc trek

Plus, tips on taking pictures in Cambodia, European budget rail travel, a walk in Joshua Tree and a look at Armenia.

April 07, 2013

FRANCE, ITALY AND SWITZERLAND

Presentation

Tricia Holbrook will look at hut-to-hut trekking through France, Italy and Switzerland on the Tour du Mont Blanc, and from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn along Switzerland's Haute Route.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

CAMBODIA

Presentation

Travel photographer and tour guide Ralph Velasco will present a virtual circumnavigation of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia and offer photo tips about these images.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 727-0728.

EUROPE

Workshop

Experts will discuss budget rail travel in Europe and topics such as Eurail passes, classes of service and overnight and high-speed trains.

When, where: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-6263.

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

A naturalist will discuss the ecology and animal life of the region on his easy half-day walk that follows the old road leading to the Elton Mine and vistas beyond.

When, where: 8 a.m. Saturday at Oasis Visitor Center

Admission, info: $50, (760) 367-5535.

ARMENIA

Presentation

Catherine Yesayan will discuss visiting "Armenia the Beautiful," its history and its diverse landscape

When, where: 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiraz Restaurant, 211 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale.

Admission, info: $19.50 for lunch and program. Hosted by the Network for Travel Club. RSVP to (323) 578-3601.

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.

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