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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    South Africa: Garden Route & Wine Country

    Thursday
    Apr 22

    30 Minutes

    Garden Route features indigenous plants; 50-ton right whales; Franschhoek wine valley.
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    Korea

    Friday
    Apr 23

    30 Minutes

    Seoul, Korea; temples; Korean barbecue and kimchi.
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    Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    30 Minutes

    The Edinburgh International Festival features a performance by military bands from around the world; Harry Potter Train; Isle of Skye; haggis.
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    London

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    30 Minutes

    The Borough Market; ethnic neighborhoods of Spitalfields; speedboat ride along the Thames; bar hopping in Soho and Camden Town.
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    Uzbekistan

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    30 Minutes

    Mosques; the national dish, plov; trade-route cities Samarkand, Khiva, and Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
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    South Africa: Cape Town

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    30 Minutes

    Cape Town's Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula.
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    Tahiti & Bora Bora

    Monday
    Apr 26

    30 Minutes

    Aerial photography highlights the blue lagoons and white sand beaches of tropical islands Tahiti and Bora Bora.
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    The Islands of Polynesia

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    Underwater photography illustrates the vast marine life around French Polynesia's 130 islands.
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    Montreal & Quebec City

    Wednesday
    Apr 28

    30 Minutes

    The unique cities of Montreal and Quebec City.
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    Nova Scotia & Newfoundland

    Thursday
    Apr 29

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the fishing towns of Nova Scotia and the vast wilderness of Newfoundland in Canada.
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    Food, Drink & Place

    Friday
    Apr 30

    30 Minutes

    Istanbul Spice Market; haggis in Scotland; soba and tea in Japan; asada in Argentina; bibimbap in Korea.
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    Tahiti & Bora Bora

    Sunday
    May 2

    30 Minutes

    Aerial photography highlights the blue lagoons and white sand beaches of tropical islands Tahiti and Bora Bora.
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    The Islands of Polynesia

    Sunday
    May 2

    30 Minutes

    Underwater photography illustrates the vast marine life around French Polynesia's 130 islands.
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    Montreal & Quebec City

    Sunday
    May 2

    30 Minutes

    The unique cities of Montreal and Quebec City.
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    Nova Scotia & Newfoundland

    Sunday
    May 2

    30 Minutes

    Exploring the fishing towns of Nova Scotia and the vast wilderness of Newfoundland in Canada.
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    Four Great Cities of Asia

    Monday
    May 3

    30 Minutes

    The evolution of the mega-city includes visits to Tokyo, Japan, Delhi, India, Seoul, Korea and Bangkok, Thailand.
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    Tokyo

    Tuesday
    May 4

    30 Minutes

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

    Wednesday
    May 5

    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

    Thursday
    May 6

    30 Minutes

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

    Friday
    May 7

    30 Minutes

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

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