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Rudy Maxa's World

Nova Scotia & Newfoundland (#304)

The charming fishing towns of Nova Scotia and the vast wilderness of Newfoundland are highlighted. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Building on five successful seasons of travel shows featuring Europe and the Pacific Rim, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa broadens his horizons - and those of his audience - with the launch of RUDY MAXA'S WORLD. In this new 13-part 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. The season begins in India, where Rudy visits the Taj Mahal and the crowded alleys and villages of New Delhi. Later, Rudy indulges in resorts nestled along the Baltic Sea, marvels at the Hermitage's treasures in St. Petersburg, explores the ancient ruins and royal tombs of Turkey's southern coast, learns to tango in Argentina, witnesses a Buddhist ceremony in Kyoto and sails in a long-tailed boat through the canals of Bangkok.

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  • Delhi & Agra, India (#101)

    Northern India is a colorful mosaic of urban & rural life, from the Taj Mahal to the crowded alleys. [26 minutes]

  • Rajasthan (#102)

    Temples, palaces, backstreets and countryside are visited in and outside the area's great cities. [26 minutes]

  • Istanbul, Turkey (#103)

    The Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque some of the Grand Bazaar's 2,000 shops are visited. [26 minutes]

  • Turkey's Turquoise Coast (#104)

    Rudy tours historic ruins near Bodrum and the ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra and Dalyan. [26 minutes]

  • Bangkok, Thailand (#105)

    Rudy visits the city's back streets, residential klongs and legendary food carts and markets. [26 minutes]

  • Thailand, Golden Triangle (#106)

    Rudy visits an elephant orphanage, takes mahout lessons, explores villages and meets Buddhist Monks. [26 minutes]

  • Thailand, Andaman Islands (#107)

    Dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations jut from translucent waters of Phang-nga Bay. [26 minutes]

  • Estonia (#108)

    Visit the city of Talinn and the islands of Saaremaa and Muhu to find windmills and quiet waters. [26 minutes]

  • St. Petersburg, Russia (#109)

    The former capital is explored, from the splendors of Peterhof to the quiet grace of the canals. [26 minutes]

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (#110)

    The classic urban architecture, the tango and the energy of the diverse population are highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Mendoza, Argentina (#111)

    Rudy meets local winemakers. Glacial runoff from the Andes mountain range feeds miles of vineyards. [26 minutes]

  • Tokyo, Japan (#112)

    An urban marriage of high tech and age-old customs makes this city a fascinating destination. [26 minutes]

  • Kyoto, Japan (#113)

    The spiritual heart of Japan offers tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples and gardens. [26 minutes]

  • South Africa: Safari (#201)

    Experience lions, giraffes, elephants and dozens of other animals close up in their natural habitat. [26 minutes]

  • Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands (#202)

    The world's largest arts festival features theater, comedy, dance, music and street performances. [26 minutes]

  • London (#203)

    Shop among pyramids of cheese and displays of fresh fish, game and pastries at the Borough Market. [26 minutes]

  • Uzbekistan (#204)

    Travel along the Silk Road in this Central Asia country and marvel at eye-popping mosques. [26 minutes]

  • South Africa: Cape Town (#205)

    Explore the natural wonders that surround this stunning cosmopolitan city including Table Mountain. [26 minutes]

  • South Africa: Garden Route & Wine Country (#206)

    A beautiful drive on a rugged, gorgeous coastline includes a visit to the village of Franschhoek. [26 minutes]

  • Korea (#207)

    Sample the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul and visit tranquil temples tucked into lush mountains. [26 minutes]

  • Tahiti & Bora Bora (#301)

    Lush aerial photography highlights the tropical splendor of the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora. [26 minutes]

  • The Islands of Polynesia (#302)

    A look at this geologically fascinating group of islands features lavish underwater photography. [26 minutes]

  • Montreal & Quebec City (#303)

    Two of the most unique and appealing cities in the world, Montreal and Quebec City, are explored. [26 minutes]

  • Food, Drink & Place (#305)

    Haggis in Scotland, tea in Japan, asada in Argentina, bibimbap in Korea and more are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Four Great Cities of Asia (#306)

    A look at Tokyo, Delhi, Seoul and Bangkok illustrates the remarkable evolution of the mega-city. [26 minutes]

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