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Globe Trekker

Sydney City Guide (#404)

Justine Shapiro takes a ferry tour of Sydney, the gateway to Australia and the first port of call for the convict ships of the 1800s. She scales the Sydney Harbour Bridge and explores the city's history at The Rocks, an early settlement, and at the Colonial House Museum. Next it's off to Bondi Beach, the place to flaunt the body beautiful, as well as Tamarama Beach and Bronte Beach, two more spectacular sites. Justine tours the suburb of Cabramatta, populated by the Vietnamese community, and learns about the cultural aspects of aboriginal life. She ventures outside the city to Katoomba, gateway to the Blue Mountains, where she tours the rainforest region and communes with kangaroos. Back in town, Justine attends a performance at the world-famous Sydney Opera House, inspired by the architect's childhood memories of billowing sails in Danish shipyards. She makes a day trip to Bundeena, a calm backwater away from the urban sprawl, and joins in Sydney's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. [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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