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Globe Trekker

Finland and Baltic States (#426)

Neil Gibson visits Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, where he explores the Garunai Flea Market. In Kernave, he celebrates Midsummer's Night - the biggest event in the pagan calendar - before stopping in Siauliai, famous for its hill covered with a million crosses. While in Latvia, Neil bobsleds on an Olympic track, visits a former concentration camp in Salaspils and tours Riga, the capital. After sightseeing in Helsinki, he ventures north to Karelia to explore its beautiful forest and lakes. Neil's journey ends in Sonkarjarvi, where he participates in a wife-carrying competition hoping to win a mobile phone and the biggest prize of all - his "wife's" weight in beer! [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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