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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
10.1 Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New 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, Zay learns 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. (13 of 30)
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1313 SU 07/13/14 11:00pm 00:56:42 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Barcelona City Guide In Barcelona, Megan visits the famous sites of architect Gaudí, 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 Barrí Gotic, explores the mysterious magic shop known as El Rey de La Magia and takes day trips to Cadaques (home of Salvador Dalí) and Sitges, known as a favorite destination for gays from all over Europe. (14 of 30)
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1314 SU 07/20/14 11:00pm 00:56:22 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon Ian visits the Pacific Islands. In Fiji, he is welcomed with a local tribe's Kava-drinking ceremony. Later, he goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef, known as one of the finest dive destinations in the world. Visiting the Solomon Islands, he dives down to the Tao Maron, the most intact of the many World War II shipwrecks that now litter the seas around the islands. (15 of 30)
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1315 SU 07/27/14 11:00pm 00:57:28 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 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, and discovers the site in Fromelles where Australian soldiers were buried in mass graves. He also 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. (16 of 30)
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1316 SU 08/03/14 11:00pm 00:57:35 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Globe Trekker Special: World War II The Trekkers visit 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 goes on a haunting journey of discovery. Other locations include Nuremberg, Vienna, Dunkirk, the Italian town of Anzio, the Normandy beaches, Dresden, Berlin and Auschwitz. (17 of 30)
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1317 SU 08/10/14 11:00pm 00:57:10 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes The Trekkers visit the last strongholds of many rare and sometimes endangered species of primates. Justine heads to Thailand in search of the White-Handed Gibbon. Holly, Ian and Megan get up close and personal with the orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra, the chimpanzee in Tanzania and Zambia and the Mountain Gorilla in the remote mountains of Uganda. (18 of 30)
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1318 SU 08/17/14 11:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Myanmar Megan visits Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan takes the train to Mandalay and visits the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to tries her hand at puppetry. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination. (1 of 30)
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1301 SU 08/24/14 11:00pm 00:58:03 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails Merrilees, Padma, Tyler and Peter travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. They travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. They learn about spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa. (2 of 30)
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1302 SU 08/31/14 11:00pm 00:57:32 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Around The World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New 1313 SU 07/13/14 11:00pm 00:56:42 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Barcelona City Guide 1314 SU 07/20/14 11:00pm 00:56:22 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon 1315 SU 07/27/14 11:00pm 00:57:28 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Globe Trekker Special: World War I 1316 SU 08/03/14 11:00pm 00:57:35 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Globe Trekker Special: World War II 1317 SU 08/10/14 11:00pm 00:57:10 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Globe Trekker Special: Planet of the Apes 1318 SU 08/17/14 11:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Myanmar 1301 SU 08/24/14 11:00pm 00:58:03 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails 1302 SU 08/31/14 11:00pm 00:57:32 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST