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Globe Trekker

Korea (#137)

Ian starts his trip in the modern capital of Seoul. From there he will head to the Kyongju province, home of the ancient Shilla dynasty that ruled Korea for over 1000 years. He sees the famous Pulguska temple, one of the great sites in Asia. He continues south to the volcanic island of Cheju, a favorite spot for honeymooners and home to the famous sea-diving women, aged women who free-dive for abalone and sea urchins. While there, Ian climbs the extinct volcano and explores the world's longest lava tube. He takes in the Korean War site of Inchon, has a quick visit to the eerie DMZ and ends his journey trekking and paragliding in Songsan National Park. [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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