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Globe Trekker

Papua New Guinea (#314)

Jonathan explores the capital of Port Moresby, infamous as a hive of crime and corruption. He safely finds his way to the local markets, where he samples local delicacies of lime, beetle and mustard. In Garoka, he attends a show staged by 30 tribes honoring the traditions of the island. He travels up the 700-mile Sepik River, takes part in a nighttime crocodile hunt and celebrates Independence Day with a boat race. In Konogogo, Jonathan goes shark hunting and hikes up a mountain near Asiki to a famous burial ground. [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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