Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn
Zay begins his Pacific journey in Santiago de Chile, gateway to the culturally unique Easter Island. From here he heads to Tahiti, the Polynesian paradise that enticed Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Captain Cook and Captain Bligh and his Bounty mutineers to stay longer than planned. Zay embarks on an ocean voyage along the waters charted by these famous explorers, including a perilous crossing to Pitcairn Island, which the descendents of the Bounty mutineers call home today.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Globe Trekker Special: World War I
Zay visits the Museum of The Great War in the French town of Meaux, tours the Confrecourt quarries that sheltered French troops, journeys to Ypres in Belgium where poison gas was first used as a weapon, explores the tunnels in Vauquois, discovers the site in Fromelles where Australian soldiers were buried in mass graves, observes a vintage tank near Cambrai, watches WWI-era planes in flight at a Paris airshow, visits the battlefield at the St. Quentin Canal where U.S. troops first broke through German lines and pays his respects at St. Symphorien Cemetery in Mons, Belgium where some of the last soldiers killed in the war are buried.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Barcelona City Guide
When you think of Barcelona, you think of the architect Gaud??, and Megan visits some of his most famous creations, including El Park Guell, Casa BatllO and the spectacular basilica, Sagrada Familia, still under construction more than 120 years after the first brick was laid. Megan also takes in the works of artists Picasso and MirO, enjoys the colorful atmosphere of Las Ramblas, shops at the Barr?? Gotic, explores the mysterious magic shop known as El Rey de La Magia and takes day trips to Cadaques (home of Salvador Dal??) and Sitges, known as a favorite destination for gays from all over Europe.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Caledonia
Zay's island-hopping escapades take him now to the independent Kingdom of Tonga and then on to multi-cultural Fiji, once home to cannibals and Indian plantation workers that were brought to the islands to harvest sugar cane. In Norfolk Island, we learn about its convict past while the hills of New Caledonia make a perfect setting for an island trek to the country's native inhabitants. Zay ends his journey in Noumea, where the Kanak people's culture is celebrated at the Tibijao Cultural Center, an architectural marvel that combines ancient knowledge with modern techniques.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Globe Trekker Special: World War II
Our Trekkers visit many of the European sites that played a major role in World War II. From the forests of Compiegne in northern France to the island of Crete, where veterans and locals recount the first major airborne invasion by the Germans, this episode takes viewers on a haunting journey of discovery. Other locations include Nuremberg, Vienna, Dunkirk, the Italian town of Anzio, the Normandy beaches, Dresden, Berlin and Auschwitz.