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  • 中文系列名:勇闖天涯
  • 英文片名 :Globe Trekker Round the World
  • 英文系列名:DC Globe Trekker
  • 电视台 :Discovery Channel
  • 地区 :美国
  • 语言 :英语
  • 时长 :约 52 分钟/EP
  • 版本 :VHS / DVD
  • 发行时间 :????

Globe Trekker transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography and spirit of adventure. In each episode, we send our charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick, Brianna Barnes, Holly Morris, Judith Jones and more off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. Globe Trekker’s motto? “living as the locals do!”

Explore your favourite Globe Trekker episodes by using the drop down menu below to find out more about your favourite series or show.

Justine Shapiro kicks off our Round the World journey with a road trip across the US following in the footsteps of the American dream.

She begins her journey in the historic river port of Lynchburg, Virginia, where she takes an old tobacco boat along the James River. These boats were used to explore inland America before there were roads.

From the river Justine hops into a car and heads up into the mountains to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a historic scenic drive that stretches 469 miles along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains, from Virginia to North Carolina. Justine transforms into a country singer on route 66Her destinations are the Arkansas cities of Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul.

In Nashville, Justine tours the famous country music sites with the amusing guides of Nash Trash Tours. She then visits the old plantation home of American President, Andrew Jackson. A complicated man, Jackson was known as the first ‘’common man’s President’’, but was also a slave owner. A war hero, who won the Battle of New Orleans at the end of 1812, he was the last President to pay off the US national debt, back in 1835.

In Memphis, Justine visits the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Hotel, the site where Martin Luther King Junior was brutally assassinated in 1968. Route 66After attending Memphis’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest on the banks of the Mississippi River, and touring the city’s blues clubs, she drops in on Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, now a shrine to The King and also checks out his famous car and personal aircraft collections.

Heading into Arkansas, Justine joins a memorial walk to commemorate a dark chapter in the history of the Choctaw Nation, known as the Trail of Tears. In the 1830’s the Choctaw were one of native American tribes who were brutally relocated from their homelands by the American Government to what was then the wide open spaces of Oklahoma Territory.

route66 gas stationFrom Arkansas to Oklahoma, Justine hits the legendary Mother Road: Route 66, the route travelled by hundreds of thousands of Americans as they sought a better life and moved west after the Great Depression. She stops at a giant cattle auction in Oklahoma City and crosses the Texas Pan-handle before finishing her journey in Arizona at the world’s best preserved Meteor Crater.

Judith-Jones—Zacatecas,-MexicoJudith Jones embarks on a trip through Aztec Mexico where she discovers a land with a dramatic past involving bloody revolution, human sacrifice and gold digging conquistadors.

Judith starts in the northern desert state of Chihuahua where Mexican bandit, hero and revolutionary Pancho Villa helped bring down the government in a bloody revolution at the beginning of the 20th century.

Telemon Warriors

In Zacatecas, Judith visits a silver mine that was mined for over four hundred years and discovers what life was like for the workers under Spanish Rule.

Moving on she visits the pre-Hispanic Toltec site of Tula where finds out about pre- Hispanic gods and human sacrifice.The Toltecs were among a number of pre Hispanic civilizations who pre-dated the Mayans and Aztecs.

Butterfly Fisherman on lake Patzcuaro

On Lake Patzcuaro, in the nearby state of Michoacán, Judith sees the so called butterfly fishermen who have been fishing in the same tradition hundreds of years.

Patzcuaro is home to the Perepucha people who sided with the invading Spanish in their battle with the ruling Aztecs at the beginning of the 16th century.

In Mexico City Judith discovers how this ancient city was built and visits the remains of the Aztec temple Huitzilopochtli where the Aztecs sacrificed thousands of people during the course of a bloody 100 year rule.

Diego Rivera

She then visits the National Palace to view a series of monumental murals painted by famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, who believed it was important to celebrate Mexico’s pre Hispanic history, which he felt had been erased from the Mexican sub conscious ever since the Spanish conquest.

Judith then travels by bus to Cuernavaca where Conquistador Hernan Cortez retired and built his home on top of an Aztec pyramid.

Her final destination is the nearby town of Tepotzlan where she completes her journey at a 900 year old Aztec Pyramid.

Brianna Barnes travels through Peru exploring the Land of the Incas, one of the greatest pre-Hispanic civilizations of Latin America.

Brianna begins this epic journey in the small northern mountain city of Cajamarca where the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, first encountered the Incan civilization.

In the central square of this small Andean city, we hear the bloody story of how Pizarro tricked the Inca Emperor, Atahualpa. After being captured, Atahualpa offered rooms full of gold and silver as ransom. Pizarro took the ransom and killed Atahualpa anyway.

In Cuzco, and the nearby Sacred Valley, we further explore the Inca heartlands and their extraordinary culture. When Pizarro arrived in 1532, the Incas controlled more than a third of South America’s population.

Incas at OllantaytamboThe Inca were known for their solid and unique building techniques and Brianna explores the ruins in Cuzco and at the former Incan fortresses of Ollantaytambo.

She hears about Incan rituals which involved the sun worship and animal sacrifice at winter solstice festivals such as Inti Raymi. Incan heritage in the Andes remains strong and Brianna watches as young men still endure physical tests to prove their stamina and courage.

The most famous Inca site is the stunning but isolated mountain-top city of Machu Picchu discovered only 100 years ago, and Brianna journeys there by train to learn more about life in the city before it was abandoned.

From Cuzco, after being subject to a purifying ritual by the local shaman, Brianna travels to theColca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons where she stays in a local homestay and goes on a spectacular bike trek.

Her final destination is the beautiful ‘’white city’’ of Arequipa, one of Peru’s biggest cities, which because of its southern location, is less visited by tourists. Arequipa is surrounded by a spectacular range of volcanoes.

The Inca buried their dead on top and near the summits of these volcanoes and Brianna goes to the local museum where she views examples of ‘’mummy bundles’’ discovered high up on the slopes.

It was not unusual for several people to be buried and mummified together and to date; nearly two thousand examples of this extraordinary practice have been uncovered by archaeologists.

Brianna ends her Peruvian adventure, and this episode of Globe Trekker Around the World, with a two day trek to the summit of Nevado Pichu Pichu, one of the magnificent volcanoes so sacred to the Inca which retains a special spiritual significance for Peruvians to this day!

Zay Harding goes on an epic adventure across the South Pacific Islands in pursuit of the remaining vestiges of Polynesian culture.

Along the way he tells the incredible story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, beguiles us with tales of Captain Cook and experiences the simple joys of tropical island life.

Easter Island Statues and Zay HardingZay starts his odyssey in Chile’s capital, Santiago, where he visits the home of the great communist poetPablo Neruda.

Leaving Santiago but not Chilean territory, Zay takes flight to its island enclave Easter Island, drawn by the monumental Moai statues. He meets archaeologist Sergio Rapu and learns how the Moai were physically walked into their resting place, not by the ‘mara’ magic of the Rapa Nuian priests as had been foretold, but by the ingenuity of their stone age builders.

Zay then sets forth to French Polynesia and its ‘Garden of Eden’, Tahiti, where Otea dancing girls catch his eye and Matavai Bay sends him back in time to the late eighteenth century when Captain Cook was charting the transit of Venus and a seafaring crew collected breadfruit and Polynesian wives for their impending mutiny.

Zay volunteers himself for the Heiva Va’a canoe race, dines in a truck-filled car park called a roulotte and ferries himself to the island of Moorea for some snorkelling and a taste of the best vanilla in the world.Tahiti

For the last leg of his journey, Zay boards the Claymore II cargo ship and sails for two and a half days to Pitcairn Island - British colony of 46 residents and eventual haven of the breadfruit mutineers and their proud descendants.

Here he experiences the idiosyncrasies of living an isolated island lifestyle. He makes honey with the local Pitcairn folk and learns how to speak in their old seafaring, English language by attending a school class. Zay concludes his epic adventure by diving the remains of the HMS Bounty.

Zay in Easter IslandZay Harding concludes his grand Pacific adventure heading further West across the South Sea Islands into Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia - islands whose histories have been shaped by brutal tribal conflicts and British and French colonisation.

ZAY kicks off where we left him, aboard the Claymore II ship as it leaves Pitcairn Island.

A stopover in Mangareva in the Gambier archipelago of French Polynesia sees him visit its cathedral which was built by two French Priests whose forced labour methods killed many Polynesian natives and saw the Fathers promptly kicked out of the island in 1834.

ZAY then flies to theKingdom of Tonga, a constitutional monarchy based on the British model and an island nation still in mourning of its last King George Tupou V.

He has tea with the King’s Niece the Honourable Frederica and learns something peculiar about her ladies in waiting.

Zay then visits the Stonehenge of Polynesia – the Ha’amonga and then flies off in a tiny six-seater propeller plane to the Tongan island of Eua where he joins a local couple, in their small plantation farm where they make a modest living creating tapa – a Polynesian paper battered Ha’amonga Maui Trilithonout of the bark of the mulberry tree and used for wallpapers and tablecloths.

Leaving Tonga, Zay scoots off to Fiji, and its main island Viti Levu, prime Pacific holiday destination with a gruesome history in tribal cannibalism. .

Struck by Fiji’s sizeable Indian population, Zay tours the breathtaking Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu temple before heading south to the coastal town of Sigatoka.

In Sigatoka Zay visits Big JOSH and his cousin SIKI where he marvels at their traditional Fijian hairstyles, groomed to perfection with a Fijian comb and lashings of coconut oil.

It was by rudely removing the comb from the chief’s hair that the missionary Thomas Baker came to a grisly end at the hands of a cannibal tribe and his tragic story drives Zay into the heart of the Nandrau plateau on a bamboo raft, inching cautiously to the village of Nabutautau where the Reverend Baker was axed and consumed.

Zay’s final destination is the French dependency of New Caledonia – prime nickel reserve with a Riviera feel – and a former penal colony which did much to alienate the indigenous Kanak population as it did to allieve French prisons during the industrial revolution.

The French copied the British model of New South Wales and equally, were rotten to the task of treating their convicts with dignity. This story, which Zay tells on the man made island of Nouville, harboured outside the capital Noumea, parallels another which we recount briefly, on Norfolk Island, New Caledonian neighbour and former British colony.

hair styles in tongaAfter a historical interlude on Norfolk Island we return to New Caledonia. Zay heads north to explore the island’s colonial and indigenous cultures. Zay travels to Hienghene and the village of Tiedonit on the North East coast where he meets EMANUEL TJIBAOU the son of Kanak separatist, to trek the Tao waterfall.

In conclusion to his epic adventure, Zay returns to Noumea and visits the architect’s Renzo Piano’s Cultural Centre - an arts centre dedicated to Emanuel Tjiabou and a symbol of national unity.

He reflects upon his fantastic Pacific Journey and leaves us with the indelible memories of his unforgettable trip.

Megan McCormick travels along China’s section of the Silk Road trade route, exploring the country’s ancient past and dazzling future. What would have taken a camel around 6 months to travel, she is able to achieve in 14 days thanks to China’s modern airports, rail and bus routes.

Today, silk is readily available in most parts of the world thanks to sea and air freight, but two thousand years ago it was carried from China into Central Asia and Europe by merchants travelling on camel caravans through inhospitable mountain and desert terrains.

Megan’s journey begins in Xi’an, which was China’s capital city before Beijing and where the Han dynasty Emperor Wudi ruled from when in 138BC he dispatched an explorer to bring back accounts of the West, forging the way for a commercial trade route.

Zay in Easter IslandMegan visits Xian’s most famous archaeological wonder, the Terracotta Warriors, and searches for original Silk Road treasures in the Muslim Market.

Continuing northwest along the Silk Road, she reaches China’s Gansu Province and visits the oasis towns of Jiayuguan and Dunhuang.

The spectacular Fort of Jiayuguan once marked the end of civilized China and the beginning of barbarian lands for those travelling West into the Gobi desert and beyond.

Taking a camel ride across Dunhuang’s sand dunes Megan has newfound respect for traders making that same journey 2000 years ago.

Making her way into the province of Xinjiang, the semi-autonomous region of the Uyghur people, Megan stays with a local Uighur family in Turpan,digs for jade in Khotan and visits the famous livestock market in Kashgar.

From here, Megan heads towards China’s Western border ending her journey in the stunning Pamir Mountains.

Along the way she drinks yak milk tea with a Kyrgyz tribe who show off their infamous horsemanship in a rodeo-style game of ‘Chase the Skin’.

Ethnically, culturally and architecturally, Xinjiang is very different to Central China and feels like in a different country. But like the rest of China, Xinjiang is being modernised.

The dusty streets are being swept up and built on, donkeys and carts are being replaced by electric mopeds and mud-brick houses sit happily alongside new 5-star hotels.

But the cities are no less charming for it and between the well-kept park areas filled with smiling locals dancing and exercising, the marketplaces abuzz with trade and the food venues from night markets to air-conditioned restaurants,China’s modern Silk Road experience is as remarkable as it surely would have been thousands of years ago.

Holly Morris travels one of the most exotic highways in the world, the ancient Silk Road, across Central Asia from the border of China to the edge of Europe. – Image: Central Buhkara by Stefan Krasowski

Holly starts her journey in the spectacular, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan, participating in a traditional horse-riding festival.

Kyrgyz horses are famous throughout the region, and have been for well over a thousand years. In fact, it was the ancient Chinese Emperors’ urgent desire to get their hands on these enormous, strong, agile horses that first opened up the Silk Road 2000 years ago. Zay in Easter Island

From Kyrgyzstan, Holly travels to the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, before catching the train to the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand.

Holly visits many of its exquisite buildings, which survive intact from its heyday in the 14th and 15th centuries, before travelling on to the nearby city of Bukhara.

One of the best preserved ancient cities anywhere along the Silk Road, its caravanserais, bazaars, mosques, minarets, and carpet shops all still vividly retain the atmosphere of the Silk Road.

From Bukhara Holly crosses remote desert to visit the little known country of Turkmenistan and the rarely seen ruins of ancient Merv, once one of the greatest cities in the Islamic world, rivalling Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Crossing the Caspian Sea to oil-rich Azerbaijan, Holly explores Baku, one of the world’s fastest developing cities, before catching the train to Tbilisi in Georgia.

Zay in Easter IslandDevoutly Christian, Georgia has been the fragile eastern- most outpost of Christendom for centuries, a kind of borderland between east and west along the old Silk Road. Holly visits a beautiful ancient monastery, where the monks have been making excellent wine for well over 1000 years!

From Tbilisi, Holly heads on to Konya in Turkey, capital of the ancient Seljuk Empire in the 12th and 13th centuries. From here a chain of caravanserai were built for Silk Road traders to stay in as they crossed the country.

So far, Holly has sped across Central Asia in a whirlwind of planes, trains and buses, but now she slows down to the ancient Silk Road pace, travelling in a camel caravan, before eventually arriving at her final destination, Istanbul, terminus of the Silk Road in Asia, and gateway to Europe beyond.

In the final episode of Globe Trekker’s Round the World Series, Ian Wright bridges the gap between East and West on an iconic journey from the exotic and cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, to one of Europe’s grandest and most sophisticated hubs,Vienna.

It’s an incredible adventure that takes in seven countries and a multitude of rich and varied cultures steeped in ancient history and set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.

Istanbul was the centre of one of the worlds most powerful Empires. At its height, the Ottoman Empire was vast but its 16th century Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, wanted more, namely Europe, and Vienna was the prize.

Ian begins his adventure with a visit to Istanbul’s magnificent Süleymaniye Mosque to experience the grandeur of the Empire and learn about its ambitious Sultan.

Ian in split, CroatiaFollowing in the footsteps of the Ottoman Empire’s march on Europe, Ian heads northward, hitching a ride on a truck, to Bulgaria.

First stop, Plovdiv, home to one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. After exploring the cities wealth of Roman ruins and beautifully preserved Ottoman period homes Ian dons a toga and joins in an ancient Thracian ritual where the wine…and blood, flow!

Then it’s off to Serbia. Once at the heart of the former Yugoslavia, Serbia has a complex and tragic history as Ian learns on a visit to itssouthern city, Nis, where he visits a macabre remnant of the Ottoman occupation there.

But Serbia has much more to offer the adventurous traveller. Ian hops aboard Serbia’s wonderfully old fashioned Sargan mountain steam train and embarks on another adventure towards Bosnia Herzegovina.

Ethnically diverse and surprisingly beautiful, Ian finds the war torn image of Bosnia Herzegovina to be misleading. After taking a death defying plunge with the fearless bridge divers of Visegrad, Ian heads to the breathtaking peaks of Bosnia’s SutjeskaNational Park where he explores some of the last remaining virgin forest in all of Europe and spends the evening working and relaxing with the local shepherds.

Moving on, Ian crosses into Croatia to explore the stunning coastline of the Adriatic Sea and its ancient cities, Dubrovnik and Split.

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Europe and it’s easy to see why. This is where history, culture and outstanding natural beauty come together in perfect harmony and Ian soaks up every sun and sea drenched second of it.

But it was the ancient Romans who spotted its holiday potential first. In Split Ian tours the famous remains of Emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace with none other than Diocletian himself and learns that contradicting an Emperor is not a good idea. Ian is forced to taste gladiatorial combat first hand, but it turns out, he could teach Russell Crowe a few tricks!

In the final leg of his journey Ian travels into Hungary, picking up the Ottoman trail again with a visit to the tiny town of Szigetvar. After getting a lesson in 16th century warfare Ian is ready to tackle his final destination, Vienna.

Home to Mozart, the waltz, Sigmund Freud and delicious cakes Ian explores Vienna from top to bottom, literally. In the tunnels deep beneath the city’s oldest bakery, Ian learns about the one of the most pivotal battles in European history. According to legend, the 1683 Ottoman siege of Vienna would have changed the fate of Western Europe if it were it not for the heroic deeds of the city’s bakers, but to find out how you will just have to tune in.



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