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  • Globe Trekker: Central China

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    Megan McCormick travels through the heart China.She begins her journey in Shanghai, which has been China's trade center for centuries. Megan takes advantage of her time in Shanghai to do a little shopping, visiting the bustling Nanjing Road and Yu Yuan Bazaar. Before leaving Shanghai, Megan wants to see some famous Chinese acrobats in action. She visits a school were young acrobats begin their training at the age of six or seven, learning to perform incredible feats by the time they reach adulthood.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Western Canada

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    Zay Harding visits the west of Canada, a landmass bigger than the entire area of the European Union encapsulating the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon - yet home to a mere nine million people.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Southern Mexico

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    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.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Endangered Places

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    Anyone who has experienced the Taj Mahal, taken in the natural beauty of the Victoria Falls, or braved the wilds of Antarctica cannot fail to be moved by our planet earth. Whether man made or a natural phenomenon, our heritage is irreplaceable. But it is also under threat as never before. And the biggest threat comes from us ? human beings. Tourism, wars, pollution, development, mining, decay and neglect daily threaten some of the most precious places on earth. Our presenters take us on a trip round the world to explore some of our most endangered places and ask what we can all do to help the world we live in.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Uruguay & Paraguay

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    Holly Morris discovers two South American countries that may share a similar name but couldn?t be more different. Beginning her journey in Uruguay, Holly explores its beautiful coastline, often referred to as the Riviera of the Southern Hemisphere.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Trekking The Pacific: The Cook Islands & Kokoda Trail, Papua New Guinea

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    Travellers Zoe Palmer and Matt Young embark on 2 epic journeys through the Pacific. Zoe heads off to the South Pacific to explore the idyllic Cook Islands whilst Matt explores fascinating and remote Papua New Guinea.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: New York 2

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    New York has always been a city of superlatives: biggest, brashest, best - at least those are the opinions of its proud inhabitants. Ian Wright and Megan McCormick return to New York to seek out a city that is now known as much for its resilience in the face of tragedy as its economic power, cultural dominance and ethnic diversity.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Great Natural Wonders

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    Throughout the ages, the earth has been shaped by the elements, producing spectacular and diverse environments. For travellers, these awesome and ancient wonders present some of the Megan McCormick in Hawaiimost engaging and exciting places to visit and yet they are some of the most endangered due to global warming, population increase and commercial activity.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Good And Bad Food Guide 2

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    Take a culinary trip around the globe with seven of your favorite Globe Trekker hosts to sample the very best and very worst food on offer to the intrepid traveler.
  • Globe Trekker: Portugal & The Azores

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    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.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Planet Of The Apes

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    This Globe Trekker Special is all about our fellow primates ? lemurs, monkeys, and apes. In Planet of The Apes, hosts Ian Wright, Megan McCormick, Justine Shapiro, Zoe Palmer, Holly Morris, Eils Nevitt, Nikki Grosse, and Zay Harding, travel across Africa, Asia and South America, visiting the last strongholds of many rare and endangered species.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Great Festivals 3

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    When you?re travelling, there?s nothing like coming across a great festival. Walking the streets amongst one of the world?s greatest parties is a priceless part of seeing the world. In this third installment of Globe Trekker?s Great Festivals we?ll take a look back at some of the best ones we?ve comes across, and count down the world?s finest.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: London 3

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    Join Brianna on a whirlwind tour of Britian?s enourmous capital city:LONDON! A melting pot of cultures and quirky habits that makes it one of the most unique and thrilling places on the planet. Whether it?s the mockney cheerio chaps and evenin? guvnor types you?re after in its glorious East End or the altogether calmer atmosphere of meandering canals, we get to the bottom of what makes London so cool!moreless
  • Globe Trekker: World History: The Middle East

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    The Middle East is known as the "cradle of civilization' for good reason, the area has been home to some of the most formidable empires the world has ever known and is the birthplace of the world's three biggest monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Globe Trekker team goes in search of the major empires, religions and conflicts that have, and continue, to shape the region.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Central Japan

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    Join Globe Trekker host Megan McCormick on a journey of discovery across Japan?s spectacular heartland! Starting in Japan?s beautiful former capital Kyoto, Megan immerses herself in the culture of this island nation. She explores Buddhist temples, World Heritage Sites, and bargains at the city?s best flea market. She then learns the art of Zen meditation and visits the Gion district, home to many of Kyoto?s few hundred remaining Geisha.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Amsterdam 2

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    Brianna Barnes and Jonathan Atherton travel to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. They start by exploring the compact city centre, built around a network of beautiful canals overlooked by the gabled mansions of 17th century merchants. Whilst Jonathan looks around using the locals? favourite means of transport, the bicycle, Brianna takes a tour of the waterways with the free-spirited Saint Nicolaas Boat Club. Amsterdam is renowned as one of the world?s most liberal cities, and en route they check out the city?s famously tolerant attitude to soft drugs like marijuana, and the nefarious goings-on in the city?s infamous Red Light District.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Ultimate India

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    India lies at the heart of South Central Asia. It has the second largest population in the world and over 700 languages and dialects. From the snow covered Himalayas in the north, to the idyllic beaches of the South, India is a land of unparalleled contrasts and constant adventure.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Asian Cities: Calcutta, Shanghai & Bangkok

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    In Calcutta, Shanghai and Bangkok, our trekkers enjoy the best of what Asian cities have to offer.
  • Globe Trekker: The Netherlands

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    The Netherlands consists of 12 connected provinces and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It?s also one of the most accessible. Its rich cultural heritage, laid back spirit and outdoor life make it a great destination. In this episode Brianna Barnes visits 4 provinces. Starting her journey in South Holland, our traveller explores the art and architecture of De Stijl, one of the 20th century?s most influential art moments. She takes to the seas, recounting one of the country?s most prolific maritime battles and visits a very contemporary surf compound on Scheveningen Beach.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Hong Kong And Taiwan

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    They are countries inextricably linked to their massive neighbor, full of eastern traditions yet inspiring in their modernity Megan McCormick goes in search of two places forging forward into the twenty-first century, China's 'little dragons' Hong Kong and Taiwan.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Germany

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    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.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Ultimate Australia

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    Estelle Bingham finds herself on an adventure down under on the world's most diverse island, Australia. Through the eyes of three other presenters who have traveled to this area of the world, Justine Shapiro, Ian Wright and Megan McCormick, Estelle takes you through the highlights of each of these trips while having her own amazing adventures.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Globe Shopper 2

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    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.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Ultimate China

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    With over 1.3 billion citizens and a land mass barely larger than the USA, it would be easy to think China is just crammed with people, but as Globe Trekker's Ultimate China shows, this is a land of incredible diversity.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Ultimate UK

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    Globe Trekker travelers Ian Wright, Megan McCormick, Jonathan Atherton, and Justine Shapiro travel the length and breadth of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to experience the best of the countries' heritage, history, nature, festivals, food and drink and eccentric traditions!moreless
  • Globe Trekker: The Transatlantic Slave Trade

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    In this Globe Trekker Special - The Transatlantic Slave Trade - Zoe Palmer, Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, and Megan McCormick, travel throughout Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North and South America, discovering the terrible truth about this shameful episode of history, which saw 12 million slaves taken out of Africa, and 2 million killed.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: South Korea

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    Globe Trekker Ian Wright starts his journey in the South Korean capital, Seoul. He takes in the delights of the Gyeong-dong market and tries his hand at Tae Kwon-Do with the national team.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Ukraine

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    Ukraine is an off-beat destination for most travellers, including Holly Morris, who nonetheless, dives right into her Globe Trekker journey to discover plenty of unexpected charms, cultural curiosities, and historical perspectives that range from fun to deeply haunting.moreless
  • Globe Trekker: Beirut

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    Beirut, Lebanon's capital has a long history of political and social unrest that still makes headlines today.Globe Trekker's Beirut City Guide captures the city in more optimistic days.
  • Globe Trekker: Volcanoes: Rings Of Fire

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    Volcanoes have always both fascinated and frightened mankind. Often causing massive loss of life, they?ve been worshipped as gods, and feared as homes for the devil. They emit huge amounts of poison gas and ash, yet provide some of the most fertile land on Earth.moreless
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