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Globe Trekker

Tahiti and Samoa (#228)

Ian takes a trip to paradise, island-hopping in the South Pacific where he helps judge the Mr. Tahiti contest and dives among sharks and manta rays off Bora Bora. He goes diving for black pearls in the Tuamotu islands, sees what inspired artist Paul Gauguin in Tahiti and visits the remote island of Tubuai, where the "Mutiny on the Bounty" crew stopped over. Ian ends his journey with a trek up Tahiti's Mount Aorai. [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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