Rudy Maxa's World

As a former Washington Post investigative reporter who turned to travel writing almost two decades ago, Rudy Maxa brings a journalist's eye to this travel series, which features Maxa combining the history, culture, people, music and cuisine of a place with beautiful photography. He also strives to make varied destinations in such countries as India, Turkey, Thailand, Japan and Russia accessible to the first-time visitor and provide advice aimed at helping travelers save on money and hassles.

Schedule

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    Tokyo

    Monday
    Aug 2

    30 Minutes

    Tokyo's cuisine; chef Daisuke Utagawa; Japanese food producers.
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    Hokkaido

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    The history of ramen in Hokkaido; multigenerational families that produce the ingredients of ramen; Hokkaido's lakes, ski resort and a whiskey distillery.
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    Kyushu

    Wednesday
    Aug 4

    30 Minutes

    Kyushu, Japan's luxurious resorts; wagyu beef, black pork and other delicacies.
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    Hong Kong, Part 1

    Thursday
    Aug 5

    30 Minutes

    The restaurants of Hong Kong, from the inexpensive to the Michelen-starred eateries.
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    Hong Kong, Part 2

    Friday
    Aug 6

    30 Minutes

    Exploring Hong Kong's vibrant nightlife, hiking trails, beaches and Repulse Bay.
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    Tokyo

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    30 Minutes

    Tokyo's cuisine; chef Daisuke Utagawa; Japanese food producers.
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    Rudy Maxa's World

    Hokkaido

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    30 Minutes

    The history of ramen in Hokkaido; multigenerational families that produce the ingredients of ramen; Hokkaido's lakes, ski resort and a whiskey distillery.
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    Rudy Maxa's World

    Kyushu

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    30 Minutes

    Kyushu, Japan's luxurious resorts; wagyu beef, black pork and other delicacies.
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    Rudy Maxa's World

    Hong Kong, Part 1

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    30 Minutes

    The restaurants of Hong Kong, from the inexpensive to the Michelen-starred eateries.

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