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Globe Trekker

Asian Cities: Shanghai, Jakarta, Calcutta and Bangkok (#139)

Danielle takes in the many delights of Shanghai, from the opera to gymnasts, shopping in the Yu Yuan bazaar, swing dancing on the historic Bund and eating many delicious meals. Megan visits the historic Dutch sites in Jakarta, takes in a puppet show, samples an Indonesian rice banquet, enjoys the wild nightlife and has a batik lesson. Holly takes in the crowds and noise of Calcutta while visiting the famous temple to Kali that gave the city its name, takes in the British colonial sights and spends a day working with street kids through the Don Bosco charity. She shops in the famous bazaars and enjoys some great meals. In Bangkok, Ian visits the huge temple of the Emerald Buddha (over 100 buildings!), goes shopping on famous Khao Sang Road and eats delicious food in the famous floating markets. [58 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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