Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

1997 - 2007, Travel
An exploration of locations that are starting to get the attention of travelers.

Episode Guide

  • Lonely Planet - Mumbai (Episode 149)
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  • Lonely Planet - Kuala Lumpur (Episode 148)
    Episode 148:

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Lonely Planet - Singapore (Episode 147)
    Episode 147:


    The man behind Singapore food bible Makansutra.

  • Lonely Planet - Six Degrees: Dublin (Episode 146)
    Episode 146:

    Six Degrees: Dublin

  • Lonely Planet - Auckland (Episode 145)
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  • Lonely Planet - Havana (Episode 144)
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    How Havana's citizens worship and relax; art show; camel buses.

  • Lonely Planet - S.E. Australia (Episode 143)
    Episode 143:

    S.E. Australia

  • Lonely Planet - Jordan and Syria (Episode 142)
    Episode 142:

    Jordan and Syria

    United Nation's peacekeeping forces; Turkish bath; Islam's "whirling dervishes."

  • Lonely Planet - Ultimate Australia (Episode 141)
    Episode 141:

    Ultimate Australia

  • Lonely Planet - Portugal and Azores (Episode 140)
    Episode 140:

    Portugal and Azores

    Portugal and the Azores: Mr. Tahiti contest; Gauguin museum; Shark Man; traditional village; boar hunt.

  • Lonely Planet - Costa Rica & Nicaragua (Episode 139)
    Episode 139:

    Costa Rica & Nicaragua

    Contrasting countries in Central America.

  • Lonely Planet - South India (Episode 138)
    Episode 138:

    South India

    The elephant god Ganesh; how to eat correctly; female guru, Amma.

  • Lonely Planet - Tunisia & Libya (Episode 137)
    Episode 137:

    Tunisia & Libya

    Tunisia and Libya.

  • Lonely Planet - Tahiti & Samoa (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    Tahiti & Samoa

    Mr. Tahiti contest; Gaugain museum; weddings; Western Samoa.

  • Lonely Planet - Central Asian Republics (Episode 135)
    Episode 135:

    Central Asian Republics

    Ian Wright travels the Silk Road to the Tian Shan mountain range.

  • Lonely Planet - Southwest Australia (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:

    Southwest Australia

    A boat festival in Goolwa; the food and wine festival in Adelaide.

  • Lonely Planet - Northern Italy (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    Northern Italy

    Northern Italy.

  • Lonely Planet - Venezuela (Episode 132)
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  • Lonely Planet - Central China (Episode 131)
    Episode 131:

    Central China

    Shanghai; Suzhou; Yellow Mountains; Chang River; Chongqing; Dazu; terra-cotta army of Xi'an.

  • Lonely Planet - Central America - Costa Rica and Nicaragua (Episode 130)
    Episode 130:

    Central America - Costa Rica and Nicaragua

    Costa Rica, the most affluent country in Latin America; Nicaragua known for its volatile politics.

  • Lonely Planet - The Rockies (Episode 129)
    Episode 129:

    The Rockies

    Explore the Rocky Mountains States of South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

  • Lonely Planet - Cuba and Haiti (Episode 128)
    Episode 128:

    Cuba and Haiti

    Skydive on Havana beach; swim with dolphins; Voodoo ceremony.

  • Lonely Planet - Germany (Episode 127)
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    Berlin wall; East German states; most notorious POW camp.

  • Lonely Planet - Scotland (Episode 126)
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    Glasgow; Braveheart Reunion at Stirling Castle; Islay; Scottish Highlands; Loch Ness.

  • Lonely Planet - Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia (Episode 125)
    Episode 125:

    Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia

  • Lonely Planet - London City Guide (Episode 124)
    Episode 124:

    London City Guide

    Sample jellied eels in East End; visit Caribbean barbers in Brixton; trip to races at Royal Ascot.

  • Lonely Planet - Northern Spain (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:

    Northern Spain

    Barcelona; the Basque country; Madrid; Cabo Finisterre.

  • Lonely Planet - Queensland; Great Barrier Reef (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

    Queensland; Great Barrier Reef

    The coastal resorts of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Lonely Planet - Indonesia - Bali and Sulawesi (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:

    Indonesia - Bali and Sulawesi

    Cooking in a volcanic geyser; boat shaped homes.

  • Lonely Planet - Greek Islands (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

    Greek Islands

    The Miaoulla Festival on Hydra; Patmos; octopus fishing; Mykonos; Santorini; Crete; southernmost point of Europe.

  • Lonely Planet - Southern Spain (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    Southern Spain

    Southern Spain; Seville; Jaen; Granada; Tabernas; Cabo de Gata.

  • Lonely Planet - Russia (Episode 118)
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  • Lonely Planet - Destination Asia (Episode 117)
    Episode 117:

    Destination Asia


  • Lonely Planet - Destination Australia; Bali; Fiji (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:

    Destination Australia; Bali; Fiji

    Australia; Bali; Fiji.

  • Lonely Planet - Georgia and Armenia (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Georgia and Armenia

    Ian Wright journeys to Armenia and Georgia.

  • Lonely Planet - Lonely Planet Beach Guide (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

    Lonely Planet Beach Guide

    The remote and least-known sandy hot spots.

  • Lonely Planet - Food (Episode 111)
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    The best and worst foods from around the world.

  • Lonely Planet - Moscow, St. Petersburg and Murmansk (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:

    Moscow, St. Petersburg and Murmansk

    Moscow, St. Petersburg and Murmansk.

  • Lonely Planet - Lonely Planet's Good (and Bad) Global Food Guide (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Lonely Planet's Good (and Bad) Global Food Guide

    Sheep's eye; deep-fried guinea-pig; snake blood.

  • Lonely Planet - Eastern Caribbean (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Eastern Caribbean

    King of all Carnivals in Trinidad; Eastern Caribbean islands.

  • Lonely Planet - Micronesia (Episode 107)
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    Guam; brown tree snake; sunken World War II Japanese fleet.

  • Lonely Planet - Cambodia (Episode 106)
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    A tour of Cambodia includes a history lesson in Khmer civilization, a meeting with an isolated hill tribe and a visit to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.

  • Lonely Planet - Madagascar (Episode 105)
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    Author John Vlahides plunges into the political turmoil of Madagascar, where he explores a subterranean river system, meets a healer, and views a circumcision ceremony.

  • Lonely Planet - Food in Vietnam (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Food in Vietnam

    A culinary tour of Vietnam.

  • Lonely Planet - World History - U.K. (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    World History - U.K.

    Battle of Hastings; Yorkshire Moors.

  • Lonely Planet - La Ruta Maya (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    La Ruta Maya

  • Lonely Planet - Bolivia (Episode 101)
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    A hotel sculpted from salt; a Tinku fight; cycling to Coroico.

  • Lonely Planet - South Pacific (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    South Pacific

  • Lonely Planet - East Africa (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    East Africa

    East Africa.

  • Lonely Planet - India (Episode 97)
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    Ganges; Taj Mahal; Hindu festival; yoga class.

  • Lonely Planet - Hawaii (Episode 96)
    Episode 96:


    Megan McCormick explores the remote land-mass Hawaii.

  • Lonely Planet - Ghana and the Ivory Coast (Episode 95)
    Episode 95:

    Ghana and the Ivory Coast

    Host Megan McCormick treks from the lively city of Accra in Ghana to the fortresslike villages of northern Togo.

  • Lonely Planet - Festivals (Episode 94)
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    Inca Sun festival in Peru; Vietnamese New Year celebrations; Santa Rosia festival in Sicily.

  • Lonely Planet - Sri Lanka and the Maldives (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Sri Lanka and the Maldives

    Hindu festivals; ritual masochism; walking through hot coals.

  • Lonely Planet - The Deep South (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    The Deep South

    Clarksdale, Miss.; Graceland.

  • Lonely Planet - Ireland (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:


    Pubs, music and landscape of Ireland.

  • Lonely Planet - Big Bend National Park (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Big Bend National Park

  • Lonely Planet - California (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:


    Wind farms; Palm Springs; '50s motel; casino; Los Angeles; redwood forests.

  • Lonely Planet - Greece (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:


    Monasteries; hidden caves; sea urchin soup; swimming with dolphins.

  • Lonely Planet - Togo, Ivory Coast, and Ghana (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Togo, Ivory Coast, and Ghana

    Monkey skulls; fetish market; history of the slave trade.

  • Lonely Planet - Egypt (Episode 86)
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    Cairo; Giza; Sphinx; pyramids; Valley of the Kings.

  • Lonely Planet - Arctic Canada (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    Arctic Canada

    Underground city; seals; dog sleds; igloo building.

  • Lonely Planet - Australia, Bali and Fiji (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    Australia, Bali and Fiji

  • Lonely Planet - Asia (Episode 82)
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  • Lonely Planet - Trek (Episode 81)
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    Chile's Torres del Paine National Park; Uganda's Mountains of the Moons; Mali's Dogon Escarpment.

  • Lonely Planet - Beaches (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:


    A guide to beach paradises.

  • Lonely Planet - North Canada (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    North Canada

    Building igloos; eating seals; glaciers; polar bears.

  • Lonely Planet - Sydney (Episode 78)
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    Sydney harbor; the Royal Opera House.

  • Lonely Planet - West India (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    West India

    Rajathstan; Pushkar; camel fair.

  • Lonely Planet - New Orleans (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    New Orleans

    Justine enjoys Mardi Gras; markets; Cajun food; voodoo rituals.

  • Lonely Planet - Hawaii and East Caribbean (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    Hawaii and East Caribbean

    Sumo wrestling; hula dancing; Pearl Harbor.

  • Lonely Planet - Rio de Janeiro (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Rio de Janeiro

    Carnival festivities; football; samba.

  • Lonely Planet - Malaysia & Southern Thailand (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Malaysia & Southern Thailand

    Shadow puppets; cave paintings; surviving the jungle.

  • Lonely Planet - Mexico City (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Mexico City

    Exploring the 3,000 years of Aztec, Spanish and colonial history in Mexico City; the best places to eat chilies and energy-supplying insects.

  • Lonely Planet - Nepal (Episode 71)
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    Himalayas; Katmandu, capital of Nepal; Royal Bardia National Park.

  • Lonely Planet - Indonesia: The Eastern Islands (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Indonesia: The Eastern Islands

    Indonesia; stick fighting; Komodo dragons; sulphuric lakes of Flores.

  • Lonely Planet - New Zealand (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    New Zealand

    New Zealand trek; dune-jumping; bungee-jumping.

  • Lonely Planet - Australia: The Southeast (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Australia: The Southeast

    Australian town of Tamworth; surfing lesson; tattoos; Greek restaurant in Melbourne; Port Arthur.

  • Lonely Planet - San Francisco (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    San Francisco

    Learning tai chi; mountain biking; "love-in" breakfast.

  • Lonely Planet - Amsterdam (Episode 65)
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    Streets and canals of the Dutch capital.

  • Lonely Planet - Paris (Episode 63)
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    Paris' diverse ethnic neighborhoods; architecture; food; art; fashion.

  • Lonely Planet - Finland and the Baltics (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    Finland and the Baltics

    Lithuania; Latvia; Estonia; Salaspiels concentration camp; shaman; Wife Carrying Festival.

  • Lonely Planet - Czech Republic and Poland (Episode 61)
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    Czech Republic and Poland

    Prague; Tatra Mountains; Auschwitz.

  • Lonely Planet - Mongolia (Episode 60)
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    Mongolia: democratic independence; Gobi Desert; buddhist monastery.

  • Lonely Planet - Southern Italy (Episode 56)
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    Southern Italy

    Vespa; Naples; Pompeii; Amalfi Coast.

  • Lonely Planet - Norway and Lapland (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Norway and Lapland

    Ian Wright jumps off vertical cliffs with a parachute and crosses the Arctic Circle to meet Sami tribes in Lapland.

  • Lonely Planet - Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

    Former soviet republics; deserts; mountains; ancient caravan routes.

  • Lonely Planet - Iran (Episode 52)
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    Journey through Iran and discover the different cultures.

  • Lonely Planet - Tokyo to Taiwan (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Tokyo to Taiwan

  • Lonely Planet - Bali and Sulawesi (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Bali and Sulawesi

    Learn about the various religious tradition and festivals in Bali.

  • Lonely Planet - Central America (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Central America

    Costa Rican cuisine; explore the jungle outside the city of El Castillo.

  • Lonely Planet - North Thailand and Laos (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    North Thailand and Laos

    Thai boxing; elephant tug of war; shrapnel.

  • Lonely Planet - Argentina (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:


    In Argentina, Justine meets gauchos, learns to tango, and visits Eva Peron's grave and a penguin colony.

  • Lonely Planet - Southwest U.S. (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Southwest U.S.

  • Lonely Planet - Hungary and Romania (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Hungary and Romania

    Eastern Europe: Hungary and Romania.

  • Lonely Planet - Spain (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:


    Photojournalist Dominic Bonuccelli travels Spain's far north, from Galicia to the Basques.

  • Lonely Planet - Outback Australia (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Outback Australia


  • Lonely Planet - Pakistan (Episode 42)
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    Pakistan: Karachi; Multan; Lahore; Khyber Pass; Chitral; Gilgit.

  • Lonely Planet - Philippines (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:


    Shilpa Mehta visits some of the Philippines' 7,000 islands.

  • Lonely Planet - Caribbean: Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Caribbean: Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic

    Haitian voodoo ceremony.

  • Lonely Planet - Southwest China (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Southwest China

    Moon Hill; Guangxi; Guizhou; Yunnan; Sichuan.

  • Lonely Planet - South Africa (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    South Africa

    South Africa's Robben Island; safari; Afrikaaner family.

  • Lonely Planet - Peru (Episode 36)
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    Lima, Trujillo, Iquitos, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Peru.

  • Lonely Planet - Papua, New Guinea (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Papua, New Guinea

    The varied cultures of the island tribes interact.

  • Lonely Planet - Ethiopia (Episode 34)
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    Ian Wright travels to Ethiopia, where he sees Blue Nile Falls, visits with tribesmen and has his fortune told from a goat's intestine.

  • Lonely Planet - Argentina and Uruguay (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Argentina and Uruguay

    Iguazu, Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Buenos Aires, El Bolson, Trelew, Gaiman, El Calafate, Argentina.

  • Lonely Planet - Syria, Jordan and Lebanon (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Syria, Jordan and Lebanon

    U.N. peace-keeping forces; Turkish bath; Islam's "whirling dervishes."

  • Lonely Planet - Central Africa: Uganda & Zaire (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Central Africa: Uganda & Zaire

    Central Africa; Uganda; Zaire; gorilla family; Queen Elizabeth Park; Rwenzori Mountains; Ituri Forest.

  • Lonely Planet - New York (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    New York

    A journey through the neighborhoods of New York City, from the Lower East Side to Harlem and the Bronx.

  • Lonely Planet - Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily

    Water sports of Corsica; Sardinian festival; pasta of Sicily.

  • Lonely Planet - Turkey (Episode 25)
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    Turkey: Roman city of Ephesus; Mount Olympus; local markets of Safronbalu; cave dwellings.

  • Lonely Planet - Arctic: Greenland and Iceland (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Arctic: Greenland and Iceland

    The Arctic: Reykjavik, Iceland; replica Viking ship; Greenland; Arctic safari.

  • Lonely Planet - West Africa (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    West Africa

    West Africa: Benin; Ouidah; Grand Popo; camel race in Gorom Gorom; Mali.

  • Lonely Planet - South India (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    South India

    India: Madras; market town of Gingee; Hinduism; Madurai; float festival; Varkala; Bombay-Goa.

  • Lonely Planet - Southeast China (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Southeast China

  • Lonely Planet - Chile; Easter Island (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Chile; Easter Island

    Chile: Atacama Desert; San Pedro; El Tatio; Santiago; Easter Island.

  • Lonely Planet - Central Asia (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Central Asia

    Central Asia: Uzbekistan; Kyrghyztan; horse-trekking through the Arshane Valley.

  • Lonely Planet - Tanzania (Episode 18)
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    Tanzania: Zanzibar; chimpanzees; Ngorongoro Crater; ballooning over the Serengeti; Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Lonely Planet - Baja California (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Baja California

    Baja California: whale-watching; the beach; ranchero-style dance.

  • Lonely Planet - U.S. Rockies (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    U.S. Rockies

    The U.S. Rockies; Badlands, S.D.; Bear Butte; the Tetons; Yellowstone; Nez Perce Reservation, Idaho.

  • Lonely Planet - Jamaica (Episode 15)
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    Beach resort of Negril; crocodiles of the Black River; Hope Bay; Port Antonio; Jamaican jerk chicken; Blue Mountain Peak.

  • Lonely Planet - Israel (Episode 14)
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    Tel Aviv; Shabbat; Hebron; Jerusalem; Masada; Sinai Desert; the Red Sea.

  • Lonely Planet - Japan (Episode 13)
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    Japan: Tokyo; sand bath in Kyushu; Nagasaki; sumo wrestlers; Okinawa; the Yaeyama Islands.

  • Lonely Planet - Australia (Episode 12)
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    Author Kerry Lorimer travels the roughest bush tracks in Australia, joins cowboys as they wrangle with feral bulls, and hunts for her supper in a crocodile infested swamp.

  • Lonely Planet - Africa (Episode 11)
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    Africa; Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe; Botswana: Chobe National Park; Namibia.

  • Lonely Planet - North India (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    North India

    India and the Himalayas; bathing in the Ganges; Taj Mahal; elephant safari.

  • Lonely Planet - Pacific Islands (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Pacific Islands

    Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands; diving at Astrolabe Reef; feeding sharks; volcanoes.

  • Lonely Planet - The Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala: La Ruta Maya (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    The Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala: La Ruta Maya

    Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula; English-speaking Belize; Guatemala City.

  • Lonely Planet - Vietnam (Episode 5)
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    Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh; the Reunification Express; Halong Bay; Northern highlands.

  • Lonely Planet - Morocco (Episode 4)
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    Travel writer John Vlahides explores Morocco, where he searches through Fez, tries skiing African style, and joins a Berber family in the dunes of the Sahara.

  • Lonely Planet - Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    Ecuador: the Andes; thermal baths; festival of San Juan; jungle trek; Galapagos Islands.

  • Lonely Planet - Brazil (Episode 2)
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    Brazil: Salvador; martial-arts dance; religious cult ceremony; sand paintings.

  • Lonely Planet - Alaska (Episode 1)
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    Alaska: Athabascan Indians; copper mine; Root Glacier; wildlife of Prince William Sound; sky-trekking.