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Globe Trekker

Ethiopia (#202)

Ian explores the northern highlands of Axum where he visits the oldest church in Ethiopia and the supposed resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. He then heads south to Lalibela for Timkat, the most important festival in the country. Ian travels to Bahar Dar, visiting the spectacular Blue Nile Falls and sampling the delicious local cuisine. He journeys to the capital Addis Ababa where he drinks coffee with the locals, goes bargain hunting in the largest outdoor market in Africa and is pampered in a hydrotherapy center. His trip ends in the southern town of Arba Minch, taking part in the macho ritual of cow jumping and engaging in a stick fight with the Mursi, one of Africa's fiercest tribes. [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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