Mediterranean islands Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily are the stepping stones between Europe and Africa. Ian Wright begins his journey on the French island of Corsica, throwing himself into every water sport imaginable before heading for the cooler climes of the mountains. Mountains cover a third of Corsica and hikers flock to the peaks and gorges in the Valley of Restonica.
Justine Shapiro begins her journey in Guayaquil, Ecuador's main port. She embarks on a 9 hour train ride through the Andes, to a small town called Alausi, where she discovers that the locals Indians are on strike in protest of recent land reforms.
Traveller Shilpa Mehta visits some of the Philippines’ 7000 islands. She begins her journey in the town of Baguio on the island of Luzon, where she visits the giant statue of Marcos and Shilpa Mehta gets fruity on Boracay Islandfinds out what life was like in the Philippines during his rule. She also visits a faith healer renowned for his ability to perform surgery without the use of tools or incisions.
Traveler Ian Wright starts his journey in the bustling and expanding modern day capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. He visits the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple and the home of the young princess goddess.
The vast, isolated country of Egypt in the North Eastern corner of African is central to studies of the world's oldest civilizations. Traveler Megan McCormick begins her journey in the sprawling city of Cairo where the most impressive monuments and fascinating sights and relics can be discovered in the old city.
Ian Wright travels through Madagascar, 'the red island', is located 250 miles off the east coast of Africa. It's the 4th largest island in the world, with landscapes ranging from rain forest to arid desert, and animal and plant life found nowhere else in the world.
Traveler Megan McCormick heads beyond the southern tip of India, to two of the most beautiful tropical locations on earth: Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Ian starts his journey at the unique Day of the Dead festival in Pazcuaro and goes to the old colonial town of Guanajuato. In Acapulco, he takes in the glitzy nightlife then heads to Puerto Escondido for the annual surfing festival. He then travels to the Mayan ruins of Palenque, before visiting the Zapatista stronghold of San Cristobal, and ends his journey with an amazing trek through the Lancondon jungle.
Megan starts her journey in the beautiful Douro valley, whose vineyards create the world famous drink which gave Portugal its name: port. From there she journeys north to the wild and spectacular Peneda Geres National Park for some trekking. She then heads south to Fatima, joining the thousands of pilgrims who have journeyed from around the world, hoping for a cure.
In this Globe Trekker history special, presenter Megan McCormick travels to Colombia, Panama, Florida, andThe Bahamas, to learn about the galleons, treasure, and pirates of the Caribbean.
Globe Shopper 2 picks up where its shop-happy predecessor left off – on a blistering trail in pursuit of the finest and latest, the oldest and rarest, the cheapest and most expensive gifts a budding traveller can possibly bring home. We rejoin our presenters in the throes of learning how to bargain with stubborn vendors, picking up a tip or two along the way from veteran travellers familiar with the time honoured tradition of the haggle.
Germany only became a country in 1871, yet no nation has had a greater impact on the face of Europe. Justine Shapiro sets out on a journey to look beyond the stereotypes and seek out the real Germany.
It's Cathy's party, but she's not having a good time. The boys have found an Ouija board and are out for some harmless fun. When strange things start to happen, they blame each other, but the joke goes too far and soon they realize it isn't a joke at all...
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