Ian Wright begins his Jamaican journey in the once famous hippie hangout and renowned beach resort Negril. He travels through the center of Jamaica to visit a plantation house, then heads down the south coast.
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.
Just south of the Caucasus mountains are two countries where many cultures have clashed for thousands and thousands of years. Formally part of the Soviet Union but independent since 1991, Georgia and Armenia are situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
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.
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.
Megan McCormick's journey of Indonesia takes her to two of the most fascinating and sophisticated countries in the South China Sea. She starts her adventure in Java's capital Jakarta where she tries her hand at Car Jockeying, the street people's response to the three in one car pooling system introduced by the Jakarta government. From there she heads north of the city to Sunda Kelapa Harbor, a 800 year old port originally used by the Dutch.
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.
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.
In Globe trekker Bangladesh we follow host Holly Morris on an adventure through one of the poorest and most populated countries on the planet. It’s a tough but rewarding journey and contrary to expectations Holly discovers a country overflowing with life, culture and incredible hospitality.
Justine Shapiro travels to Vietnam, a country which stretches 1000 miles along the east coast of the Indochinese peninsula.
Ian Wright travels in the North East of Brazil. He starts his journey in Salvador, the colonial capital of Bahia, where he samples the famous Brazilian coffee and participates in Capoeira - a traditional martial art combining ballet and acrobatics.
Traveler Ian Wright begins his African adventure on the historic island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a former slave trading center and it is here that he discovers the horrors of the Arab-dominated slave trade that continued until 1922, and the work of antislavery campaigners like Dr David Livingstone. Ian also enjoys the lighter side of life in Zanzibar as he wanders through the food markets of Jamituru Gardens and samples the cuisine of the 'Spice Island'.
Ian Wright begins his travels in Ethiopia in the northern highlands of Axum. He visits the oldest church in Ethiopia, which is supposedly the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, and also attends a native wedding.
Globe Trekker is a dynamic and stylish series that transports viewers to unforgettable destinations around the world. Each episode documents the journeys of vibrant young travel guides as they sample local delicacies, stay in traditional lodgings and interact with locals in ways that bring these exotic destinations to life.
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