Tour

CURIOUS TRAVELER
Curious About – London

 

Journalist Christine Van Blokland brings her passion and genuine curiosity for the arts, quirky characters, storytelling and lifelong learning to an exploration of London. She asks: Why is St. Paul’s Cathedral such an iconic symbol of London? And why doesn’t it face due East? And what does St. Paul have to do with the City of London crest? What is the City of London and why can’t the Queen come in? Why do so many London neighborhoods end in -gate? Why is Temple Church round? And what did those secretive Knights Templar do here? And what does all of this have to do with Magna Carta – and why has a copy remained at Salisbury Church for 800 years?

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Food Hour: Deep South USA

 

Host Bobby Chinn samples Cajun and Creole cuisine in New Orleans and the surrounding Bayou country where he discovers the local fare in Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi. He visits Elvis Presley’s birthplace for a chat with The King’s childhood buddies in Tupelo and learns how to cook the perfect barbecue pork in Memphis after a stop at Graceland.

 

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Hong Kong, Part Two

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions - Hong Kong, Part Two

 

Burt explains the history of dim sum, “speed tailoring” and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on a visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong’s sleekest shopping areas and to the highest peak in Hong Kong.

 

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Hong Kong, Part One

 

Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, and uncovers the power of a Feng Shui master.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Turkey

Globe Trekker: Turkey

 

Host Adela Ucar encounters whirling dervishes and tranquil tea gardens in Konya, then treks along the Lycian Way and relaxes on the sun-kissed beaches of Myra. Later she visits the Sabanci Mosque and samples exquisite cuisine in Adana. She also explores the bustling bazaars of Gaziantep and experiences Kurdish culture in the basalt-walled city of Divarbakr.

 

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Luzern for Fun and Profit

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions: Luzern for Fun and Profit

 

For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as a “home on the range,” but the range he’s referring to is the Alps Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains and features a number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum.

 

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Siena and Assisi, Italy

Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions : Siena and Assisi, Italy

 

Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy’s most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany.

 

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