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Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Previous Broadcasts

Cruising The Rhine - Part One (Episode #1403H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

In Cruising The Rhine - Part One, Burt takes a look at the history of the Rhine River, the European Grand Tour, modern river cruising, and the Swiss city of Basel. We also learn the real story of the Song of the Lorelei, how to fly a drone and why northern Europe is filled with half-timbered houses.

Hong Kong - Part Two (Episode #1402H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

In Hong Kong - Part Two, Burt explains the history of Dim Sum restaurants, Hong Kong speed tailoring, how to send money to your ancestors in the after life and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong's sleekest shopping areas, to one of the city's great temples, and the highest peak in Hong Kong,

Hong Kong - Part One (Episode #1401H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 -- 9:00 AM

Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, and the Jade Market. He also takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, uncovers the power of the Feng Shui Master, and the story behind the Michelin Star restaurants.

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