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Globe Trekker

Jamaica (#136)

Ian begins his journey in the once-famous hippie hangout and renowned beach resort of Negril. Later, he travels through the swamps with a crocodile expert and feeds a crocodile. He heads to Treasure Beach, a hideaway paradise, and then catches a bus to Bob Marley's mausoleum. Ian arrives in Hope Bay, where he stays with rastas who run a guest house and a school for orphaned kids. Visiting the area where Jamaican jerk chicken originated, Ian learns about Maroon culture, which is more African than Caribbean. On Blue Mountain, he watches the sunrise and gets a glimpse of Cuba. [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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