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Guatemala's Semana Santa - Easter Week (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated as the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar. Joseph travels to Guatemala City, Antiqua and Lago de Atitlan and discovers that while the observance is rich in Roman Catholic ceremony and tradition, at the same time it leaves room for the popular devotion and beliefs of the indigenous Mayan culture. In addition, the communal creation of hundreds of beautiful alfombras -- flower-strewn, multi-colored "carpets" -- that line the streets in front of the religious processions is something to behold. The pomp, color, emotion and devout expression all combine to create an once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Chile - The Driest Place On Earth (Episode #304H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph travels north to the driest place on the planet, Chile's Atacama Desert. He finds that the desert, though it appears dry and barren, is alive with varied wildlife and vibrant cultures. During his journey he encounters the friendly Atacameno Indians and witnesses spouting geysers, endless sand dunes and the area's breathtaking natural beauty.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Switzerland - Scaling The Jungfrau Region (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

Surrounded by Switzerland's mountain landscape, it's easy to see why the Swiss understand the value of nature. It is not a luxury reserved for a few, but a treasure shared by all. Joseph travels into the Grindelwald Valley to experience the grandeur of Switzerland's most typically-Swiss region - the Jungfrau. Constantly shadowed by the towering heights of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, all above 12, 000 feet, Joseph partakes of Swiss mountain culture at local street fairs and festivals. He gets to take part in a cheese-making demonstration and run with the goats through the streets of Wengen, a car-free mountain town. To get an up-close experience with the peaks he hikes to the Gleckstein, a mountain hut for climbers, and literally tops off his adventure with a train journey to the highest train station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home, but a World Away (Episode #501H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Thirty-two beautiful islands, off the beaten track, yet in your backyard, is what Joseph discovers on his St. Vincent & the Grenadines adventure. These stunning Caribbean isles offer a wide range of water activities from snorkeling and diving to swimming and sailing. Yet, the best adventures are the natural and cultural ones and Joseph experiences them from searching for the St. Vincent Parrot to swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Chile - from Seaside to Mountaintop (Episode #303H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

Joseph starts his Chilean adventure in the country's capital, Santiago, and then heads into the Andes where he meets up with glacier-trekking ice climbers before descending into the Maipo Valley for wine touring and tasting and then taking in the nightlife and ocean breezes of the port city of Valparaiso.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Switzerland - Celebrating St. Moritz (Episode #503H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

For hundreds of years St. Moritz has been a Swiss resort with the emphasis on "the Ritz" -- a place where the royal, wealthy and famous can recreate in luxury and where the term "Champagne Climate" refers to more than the 300 plus days of sunshine each year. Joseph travels to St. Moritz in the Engadine Region of Switzerland to discover the Romansch soul beneath the five-star hotels, the sparkle of high-end shops and the Rolls-Royce fashions. Along the way he gets above the St. Moritz's surface attractions by trekking into the Rhaetian Alps above 6,000 feet where there's mountain peaks, alpine meadows and "everyone is a friend."

Istanbul - at the Crossroads of History (Episode #502H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 10:00 AM

From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city's past and meets Istanbul's diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul's many historic neighborhoods.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 5:00 AM

Alberta, Canada - The Canadian Rockies (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 11:00 PM

From the streets of the quaint mountain village of Banff to the chateau and tea houses of Lake Louise and the lakes and rivers of Jasper National Park, Joseph introduces viewers to the amazing province that Albertans call home.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
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