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Globe Trekker

Cuba and Haiti (#208)

Ian explores the bustling street markets in Havana and discovers the lure of the rumba. He then travels west to the Pinar del Rio, where he lends a hand to the locals, visits a cigar factory and tours the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion. In Camaguey, the wild West of Cuba, Ian tries his hand at rodeo and later swims with the dolphins outside Holguin. Next, he journeys to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, and Jacmel, where Ian takes part in a peasant festival and joins the Rara bands. He ends his trip with a voodoo festival in Souvenance and a visit to a spectacular citadel in Cap Haitien. [56 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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