Rudy Maxa's World
Building on his past seasons of travel shows featuring Europe and the Pacific Rim, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa broadens his horizons, and those of his audience. In this series, Rudy offers his sophisticated take on a destination's history, culture, architecture, politics and cuisine, while also turning a journalistic eye to the people and lifestyles of Russia, Estonia, Turkey, India, Argentina, Japan and Thailand.
Rudy Maxa's World Previous Broadcasts
Montreal & Quebec City (Episode #303H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
Two of the most unique and appealing cities in the world are just north of New England. You'll find brie, pate, jewel box-patisseries, and "s'il vous plait" right along with bagels, maple syrup, hockey, delis, and bocce ball. A modern skyscraper might be cheek-by-jowl with a 17th century, stone nunnery. The people who forged Montreal and Quebec City 400 years ago braved frigid winters, wars and famine to make these beautiful, multi-cultural cities of the world.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
The Islands of Polynesia (Episode #302H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
French Polynesia's far-flung collection of about 130 islands range from lagoon-ringed islands with green volcanic spires to low, coral atolls with very little land, to heavily forested, rugged beauties. This is a place of dreams, a culturally rich, geologically fascinating group of islands surrounded by azure waters teeming with marine life, as lavish underwriter photography illustrates.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
Tahiti & Bora Bora (Episode #301H)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
For sheer tropical splendor, the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora stand alone. Hyper blue lagoons, white-sand beaches, fish of every shape, size and color, as well as a generous and welcoming people make these islands favorite destinations for travelers from around the world. Lush aerial photography is a highlight of this episode.
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 2, 2015 -- 5:30 AM