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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Globe Trekker Adela Ucar begins her journey in the capital of Lagos, an anarchic and electric city with a vital night life. Responsible for giving us Afro Bati, Juju, and Fuji music among other genres. We visit The Shrine, a world famous night club and get a lesson on the Nigerian drums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ian Wright and Megan McCormick take a journey through mysterious Morocco, the meeting of Europe and Africa and a land of richly cultured cities, high mountain ranges and inhospitable desert landscapes.
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.
Syria is home to one of the oldest and richest cultures in the world and offers the independent traveller a wide range of exciting and multi-layered experiences. In Globe Trekker Syria we follow Presenter Holly Morris as she explores some of the countries most famous sites and cities and delves beneath the surface to discover a culture of time honoured tradition and a people full of warmth and hospitality.
Traveller Andrew Daddo begins his intense journey through North India with a dawn boat trip on the holy River Ganges in Varanasi.
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