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Globe Trekker

South India (#130)

Justine begins her trip to this traditional backpacker's haven in Madras, venturing into a restaurant where 3,000 local people eat lunch every day. She then heads to the state of Kerala, through a land of Hindu temples, hill forts and pigeon English. Here, she enjoys a sun-drenched coast, bathes elephants in an elephant sanctuary and visits one of India's few female gurus in an ashram. Heading west of mainland India, Justine explores the idyllic Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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