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10.1 London Rudy roams the Borough Market in London, where locals gather Thur-Sat mornings to shop among pyramids of cheese, baskets of oysters, and other displays of fresh fish, game, and pastries. Rudy also visits to the ethnic neighborhood of Spitalfields, takes a speedboat ride along the Thames, and bar hops in Soho and Camden Town.
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203 MO 09/22/14 03:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
10.1 London Rudy roams the Borough Market in London, where locals gather Thur-Sat mornings to shop among pyramids of cheese, baskets of oysters, and other displays of fresh fish, game, and pastries. Rudy also visits to the ethnic neighborhood of Spitalfields, takes a speedboat ride along the Thames, and bar hops in Soho and Camden Town.
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203 TU 09/23/14 11:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 London Rudy roams the Borough Market in London, where locals gather Thur-Sat mornings to shop among pyramids of cheese, baskets of oysters, and other displays of fresh fish, game, and pastries. Rudy also visits to the ethnic neighborhood of Spitalfields, takes a speedboat ride along the Thames, and bar hops in Soho and Camden Town.
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203 MO 09/22/14 03:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.2 London Rudy roams the Borough Market in London, where locals gather Thur-Sat mornings to shop among pyramids of cheese, baskets of oysters, and other displays of fresh fish, game, and pastries. Rudy also visits to the ethnic neighborhood of Spitalfields, takes a speedboat ride along the Thames, and bar hops in Soho and Camden Town.
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203 TU 09/23/14 11:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 South Africa: Garden Route & Wine Country Surely one of the world's most beautiful drives, the Garden Route has everything to do with a wild, rugged, gorgeous coastline. Its name comes from the astounding variety of plant species found here, many indigenous only to the region. Shot during whale season, this episode stars 50-ton Right Whales performing their mating dances. The heart of South Africa's lush wine country is visited, with a stop in the village of Franschhoek.
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206 WE 09/03/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 South Africa: Garden Route & Wine Country Surely one of the world's most beautiful drives, the Garden Route has everything to do with a wild, rugged, gorgeous coastline. Its name comes from the astounding variety of plant species found here, many indigenous only to the region. Shot during whale season, this episode stars 50-ton Right Whales performing their mating dances. The heart of South Africa's lush wine country is visited, with a stop in the village of Franschhoek.
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206 TH 09/04/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Korea With their misty mountain temples and über-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries. Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight.
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207 SU 09/07/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Korea With their misty mountain temples and über-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries. Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight.
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207 MO 09/08/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Delhi & Agra, India India is the world's "it" country. Tumultuous, colorful, and fragrant, northern India is a mosaic of urban and rural life. From the serene beauty of one man's love poem to a woman, the Taj Mahal, to the crowded alleys of downtown New Delhi, India is a feast for the senses. Maxa discovers temples straight out of Disneyland and consults a street astrologer who tells him he will live a long life but his hotel room number is not an auspicious one. (1 of 13)
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101 WE 09/10/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Delhi & Agra, India India is the world's "it" country. Tumultuous, colorful, and fragrant, northern India is a mosaic of urban and rural life. From the serene beauty of one man's love poem to a woman, the Taj Mahal, to the crowded alleys of downtown New Delhi, India is a feast for the senses. Maxa discovers temples straight out of Disneyland and consults a street astrologer who tells him he will live a long life but his hotel room number is not an auspicious one. (1 of 13)
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101 TH 09/11/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Rajasthan Jaipur, the "Pink City," provided the Mughal Empire with its generals even as its civilians were building some of the world's great temples and palaces. Here travelers find the Hawa Mahal, the Hall of Winds, built with red and pink sandstone. One of Rajasthan's other great cities, Jodhpur, is less know to the world, even though it loaned its name to a style of riding breeches. Maxa goes into the royal rooms behind the sandstone walls of the Mehrangarh Fort, perched high above the city. In the back streets of Jodhpur, cameras find the enormous furniture industry that collects and refurbishes heirloom furniture that make their way to stores around the world. In the dusty countryside outside of Jodhpur, villagers who have never have seen a Westerner invite Rudy Maxa into their modest homes, and the maharajah of Jodhpur explains why his palace is now a hotel. (2 of 13)
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102 SU 09/14/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Rajasthan Jaipur, the "Pink City," provided the Mughal Empire with its generals even as its civilians were building some of the world's great temples and palaces. Here travelers find the Hawa Mahal, the Hall of Winds, built with red and pink sandstone. One of Rajasthan's other great cities, Jodhpur, is less know to the world, even though it loaned its name to a style of riding breeches. Maxa goes into the royal rooms behind the sandstone walls of the Mehrangarh Fort, perched high above the city. In the back streets of Jodhpur, cameras find the enormous furniture industry that collects and refurbishes heirloom furniture that make their way to stores around the world. In the dusty countryside outside of Jodhpur, villagers who have never have seen a Westerner invite Rudy Maxa into their modest homes, and the maharajah of Jodhpur explains why his palace is now a hotel. (2 of 13)
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102 MO 09/15/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Istanbul, Turkey Everywhere in the Turkish capital is evidence of civilizations that tried to tame it. From the Romans to the Ottomans, this tumultuous city has seen it all, and its architecture, cuisine, and customs reflect that reality. Rudy prowls some of the Grand Bazaar's 2,000 shops and spends some time with a professional shopper who teaches travelers the fine art of haggling. Rudy gets steamed and scrubbed in a 16th century hammam, or public bath, and tours some of the world's great buildings--Topkapi Palace, the Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the downtown Spice Market. (3 of 13)
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103 WE 09/17/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Istanbul, Turkey Everywhere in the Turkish capital is evidence of civilizations that tried to tame it. From the Romans to the Ottomans, this tumultuous city has seen it all, and its architecture, cuisine, and customs reflect that reality. Rudy prowls some of the Grand Bazaar's 2,000 shops and spends some time with a professional shopper who teaches travelers the fine art of haggling. Rudy gets steamed and scrubbed in a 16th century hammam, or public bath, and tours some of the world's great buildings--Topkapi Palace, the Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the downtown Spice Market. (3 of 13)
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103 TH 09/18/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Turkey's Turquoise Coast The southern Turkish coast on the Mediterranean Sea closely resembles the Italian countryside or Greek islands. That's because the best Greek and Roman ruins are found in Turkey. Great, ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra and Dalyan dot the Turkish coast, tempting visitors to step back into time when lavish Roman homes and markets dotted the landscape. Boarding a gulet, the traditional wooden Turkish boat, for a Blue Cruise, Rudy departs from the popular seaside town of Bodrum for a watery visit along the coast with stops to tour dramatic, historic ruins. (4 of 13)
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104 SU 09/21/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Turkey's Turquoise Coast The southern Turkish coast on the Mediterranean Sea closely resembles the Italian countryside or Greek islands. That's because the best Greek and Roman ruins are found in Turkey. Great, ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra and Dalyan dot the Turkish coast, tempting visitors to step back into time when lavish Roman homes and markets dotted the landscape. Boarding a gulet, the traditional wooden Turkish boat, for a Blue Cruise, Rudy departs from the popular seaside town of Bodrum for a watery visit along the coast with stops to tour dramatic, historic ruins. (4 of 13)
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104 MO 09/22/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Bangkok, Thailand The capital of Thailand appears the capital of pandemonium, its streets filled with tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis, cars and 12 million people. But the Thais have mastered the art of creating tranquility behind closed doors, whether in homes, hotels or temples. Rudy tours the back streets and the quiet, residential klongs, or canals, of Bangkok. Bangkok's legendary food carts and markets reveal the real city that captures the affection of visitors who take the time to seek out what makes Bangkok special. Rudy marvels at the Emerald Buddha (made no less spectacular by the fact it's really jade), visits the city's flower and fish markets, joins locals offering incense and flowers at colorful outdoor shrines, celebrates the king's 80th birthday with an all-day and all-night party, and takes a wooden boat along the city's main artery, the wide Chao Phraya river. (5 of 13)
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105 WE 09/24/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Bangkok, Thailand The capital of Thailand appears the capital of pandemonium, its streets filled with tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis, cars and 12 million people. But the Thais have mastered the art of creating tranquility behind closed doors, whether in homes, hotels or temples. Rudy tours the back streets and the quiet, residential klongs, or canals, of Bangkok. Bangkok's legendary food carts and markets reveal the real city that captures the affection of visitors who take the time to seek out what makes Bangkok special. Rudy marvels at the Emerald Buddha (made no less spectacular by the fact it's really jade), visits the city's flower and fish markets, joins locals offering incense and flowers at colorful outdoor shrines, celebrates the king's 80th birthday with an all-day and all-night party, and takes a wooden boat along the city's main artery, the wide Chao Phraya river. (5 of 13)
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105 TH 09/25/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Thailand, Golden Triangle Tea plantations have replaced the opium fields in northern Thailand, but dense jungle still covers much of the area where Thailand borders Burma and Laos. Rudy visits an Akha hill tribe village trying to maintain its traditions in the face of tourism. He meets elephants rescued from life in Bangkok at an elephant orphanage; takes mahout lessons, and gets soaked steering his elephant into the river that separates Thailand from Burma. He also explores the small villages; meets a Buddhist monk who uses horses, martial arts, and religion to steer young men away from the temptations of drugs being produced across the border in Burma; and discovers why the Golden Triangle is a magical corner of the world. (6 of 13)
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106 SU 09/28/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Thailand, Golden Triangle Tea plantations have replaced the opium fields in northern Thailand, but dense jungle still covers much of the area where Thailand borders Burma and Laos. Rudy visits an Akha hill tribe village trying to maintain its traditions in the face of tourism. He meets elephants rescued from life in Bangkok at an elephant orphanage; takes mahout lessons, and gets soaked steering his elephant into the river that separates Thailand from Burma. He also explores the small villages; meets a Buddhist monk who uses horses, martial arts, and religion to steer young men away from the temptations of drugs being produced across the border in Burma; and discovers why the Golden Triangle is a magical corner of the world. (6 of 13)
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106 MO 09/29/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Thailand, Andaman Islands Some of the world's most beautiful waters and beaches await visitors to southern Thailand, where the names of Andaman Coast towns such as Phuket are well known to backpackers and sun seekers. But there's more to this 16-million-year-old ecosystem than just golf and sunbathing. Dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations jut from translucent waters of Phang-nga Bay. Rudy paddles through hidden entrances of small islands to find mangroves few people ever see. He meets locals in a seaside village devastated by the recent tsunami as they struggle to rebuild by offering sustainable tourism and home stays to visitors. (7 of 13)
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107 WE 10/01/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Thailand, Andaman Islands Some of the world's most beautiful waters and beaches await visitors to southern Thailand, where the names of Andaman Coast towns such as Phuket are well known to backpackers and sun seekers. But there's more to this 16-million-year-old ecosystem than just golf and sunbathing. Dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations jut from translucent waters of Phang-nga Bay. Rudy paddles through hidden entrances of small islands to find mangroves few people ever see. He meets locals in a seaside village devastated by the recent tsunami as they struggle to rebuild by offering sustainable tourism and home stays to visitors. (7 of 13)
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107 TH 10/02/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Estonia Rudy ventures into the countryside of Estonia, to the large island of Saaremaa and the much smaller island of Muhu, where he finds windmills, thatch-roofed farmhouses and quiet waters. Rudy interviews Mart Laar, the prime minister who took over a country that was in disorder following the withdrawal of Soviet troops. With the help of a flat tax, Estonia turned into one of Europe's most dynamic and forward-thinking little countries. (8 of 13)
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108 SU 10/05/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Estonia Rudy ventures into the countryside of Estonia, to the large island of Saaremaa and the much smaller island of Muhu, where he finds windmills, thatch-roofed farmhouses and quiet waters. Rudy interviews Mart Laar, the prime minister who took over a country that was in disorder following the withdrawal of Soviet troops. With the help of a flat tax, Estonia turned into one of Europe's most dynamic and forward-thinking little countries. (8 of 13)
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108 MO 10/06/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 St. Petersburg, Russia The treasures of the Hermitage are revealed in High Definition for perhaps the first time for American television viewers. St. Petersburg is no longer the gloomy city it once was as billions of rubles pour in to restore the place to its former glory. From the splendors of Peterhof to the quiet grace of the city's many canals, this former capital built by a czar has reclaimed its position as one of the world's great destinations. (9 of 13)
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109 WE 10/08/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 St. Petersburg, Russia The treasures of the Hermitage are revealed in High Definition for perhaps the first time for American television viewers. St. Petersburg is no longer the gloomy city it once was as billions of rubles pour in to restore the place to its former glory. From the splendors of Peterhof to the quiet grace of the city's many canals, this former capital built by a czar has reclaimed its position as one of the world's great destinations. (9 of 13)
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109 TH 10/09/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Buenos Aires, Argentina The style and verve of one of South America's most beautiful capitals is the focus of this episode that highlights Argentina's national dance, the tango, as well as the energy that its diverse population brings to the urban landscape. Rudy visits the San Telmo neighborhood whose Sunday market is traditionally closed at sunset by an impromptu street band that marches through the streets, collecting dancers and revelers with its insistent drumbeats. At local tango parlors called milongas, Buenos Aires residents, known as portenos, lend an air of authenticity to the dance that grew up in the working class neighborhoods of the city. Rudy wanders the famous Recoleta cemetery in downtown Buenos Aires, where incredible monuments to the departed, including Eva Peron, feature winged angels and other fantastically decorated crypts. (10 of 13)
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110 SU 10/12/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Buenos Aires, Argentina The style and verve of one of South America's most beautiful capitals is the focus of this episode that highlights Argentina's national dance, the tango, as well as the energy that its diverse population brings to the urban landscape. Rudy visits the San Telmo neighborhood whose Sunday market is traditionally closed at sunset by an impromptu street band that marches through the streets, collecting dancers and revelers with its insistent drumbeats. At local tango parlors called milongas, Buenos Aires residents, known as portenos, lend an air of authenticity to the dance that grew up in the working class neighborhoods of the city. Rudy wanders the famous Recoleta cemetery in downtown Buenos Aires, where incredible monuments to the departed, including Eva Peron, feature winged angels and other fantastically decorated crypts. (10 of 13)
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110 MO 10/13/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mendoza, Argentina The heart of Argentine wine country is nestled in a valley beneath the snow-capped Andes whose iconic summit, Aconcagua, is the highest in the Western hemisphere. Glacial runoff from the mountain range feeds the miles of vineyards that, along with fruit and vegetable farms, blanket the lowlands. Rudy drives into the thin air of the Andes, visiting the graveyard of those who died trying to summit Aconcagua. His choice for high-altitude adventure: getting soaked while whitewater rafting. Back at sea level, he meets winemakers whose well-priced and elegant Malbecs are shaking up the world's wine market. A lunch of grilled meats prepared by gauchos in the middle of a vineyard is a reminder that the cowboy life is very much alive in this stunning region. (11 of 13)
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111 WE 10/15/14 10:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mendoza, Argentina The heart of Argentine wine country is nestled in a valley beneath the snow-capped Andes whose iconic summit, Aconcagua, is the highest in the Western hemisphere. Glacial runoff from the mountain range feeds the miles of vineyards that, along with fruit and vegetable farms, blanket the lowlands. Rudy drives into the thin air of the Andes, visiting the graveyard of those who died trying to summit Aconcagua. His choice for high-altitude adventure: getting soaked while whitewater rafting. Back at sea level, he meets winemakers whose well-priced and elegant Malbecs are shaking up the world's wine market. A lunch of grilled meats prepared by gauchos in the middle of a vineyard is a reminder that the cowboy life is very much alive in this stunning region. (11 of 13)
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111 TH 10/16/14 04:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Tokyo, Japan An urban marriage of high tech and age-old customs makes Tokyo a fascinating destination, from teenagers playing "cos," or costume games, to adults taking dinner at tiny yakatori restaurants, where the kitchen is a small grill dedicated to cooking skewers of meat. He tours the city's massive wholesale fish market, Tsukiji Market, before dawn to watch the daily auction of massive torsos of tuna fish destined for sushi restaurants around the world. He checks out space-age toilets at the showroom of Toto as proof that cutting edge technology permeates every aspect of Japanese life. He shops in a department store with more than 100 shops catering to young Japanese women to whom fashion is all important. (12 of 13)
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112 SU 10/19/14 10:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Tokyo, Japan An urban marriage of high tech and age-old customs makes Tokyo a fascinating destination, from teenagers playing "cos," or costume games, to adults taking dinner at tiny yakatori restaurants, where the kitchen is a small grill dedicated to cooking skewers of meat. He tours the city's massive wholesale fish market, Tsukiji Market, before dawn to watch the daily auction of massive torsos of tuna fish destined for sushi restaurants around the world. He checks out space-age toilets at the showroom of Toto as proof that cutting edge technology permeates every aspect of Japanese life. He shops in a department store with more than 100 shops catering to young Japanese women to whom fashion is all important. (12 of 13)
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112 MO 10/20/14 04:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Kyoto, Japan The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. Rudy checks into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talks with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. At a tea ceremony, Rudy learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. He experiences the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness. (13 of 13)
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113 WE 10/22/14 10:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Kyoto, Japan The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities. Rudy checks into a ryokan, or Japanese inn, and talks with one of Japan's best-known designers of kimonos to learn why his craft is still thriving. At a tea ceremony, Rudy learns that the Japanese attention to detail even extends to incense that locals use for a variety of purposes. He experiences the tranquility of not only a rock garden but also a moss garden, retreats that help lend this city in a valley its Zen-like peacefulness. (13 of 13)
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113 TH 10/23/14 04:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 South Africa: Safari The 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the map for travelers in a major way, and a South Africas safari is a wonderful way to visit the country. Award-winning wildlife photographer Joe Pontecorvo captures the excitement of the wild in this brilliantly shot episode.
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201 SU 10/26/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 South Africa: Safari The 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the map for travelers in a major way, and a South Africas safari is a wonderful way to visit the country. Award-winning wildlife photographer Joe Pontecorvo captures the excitement of the wild in this brilliantly shot episode.
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201 MO 10/27/14 04:00am 00:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Edinburgh & The Scottish Highlands Edinburgh's International Festival, the world's largest arts festival is visited. It features theater, comedy, dance, music, operas, street performances, and the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a stunning evening performance of martial music and precision marching performed by military bands from around the world in the city's 1,400-year-old Edinburgh Castle.
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202 WE 10/29/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 - (CC) × ST
36.3 Edinburgh & The Scottish Highlands Edinburgh's International Festival, the world's largest arts festival is visited. It features theater, comedy, dance, music, operas, street performances, and the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a stunning evening performance of martial music and precision marching performed by military bands from around the world in the city's 1,400-year-old Edinburgh Castle.
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202 TH 10/30/14 04:00am 00:26:46 - (CC) × ST