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Globe Trekker

Globe Shopper (#216)

The "Globe Trekker" travelers experience some of the best shopping on the planet. They explore Sri Lanka's largest gem market, dig for gold in Ghana, meet silversmiths in Mexico and dive for the famous Black Pearl, the most coveted jewel in Tahiti. The hosts uncover treasures from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the world's largest market, buy Egyptian cotton in Cairo, enjoy the street theater of Marrakech's Djemna el Fna and sniff out spices in Ethiopia's enormous outdoor market in Addis Ababa. [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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