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"Curious Traveler" takes viewers on an enriching and entertaining "field trip for grown-ups" to some of the most intriguing European and North American cities in the world. Daytime Emmy- and Telly-winning travel, arts and entertainment journalist Christine Van Blokland brings her passion and genuine curiosity for the arts, quirky characters, storytelling, and lifelong learning to this new series. In each location, Christine explores the hidden histories in their art, architecture, museums, monuments, houses of worship and city parks. Each episode begins with Christine's list of "Curious Questions": Is the Mona Lisa really a prostitute? Is the Eiffel Tower really Egyptian? Why are there acorns all through Grand Central Terminal? Christine's previous television credits include: Let's Go!, Georgia Traveler, Let's Go! Georgiaand Better Destinations.

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Curious Quebec City

Why is French the official language? What's curious about Château Frontenac & Basse-Ville?
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Curious Williamsburg

What's so curious in Jamestown, Yorktown & Williamsburg? What was colonial life like?
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Curious Glasgow

What's curious about Glasgow Cathedral? Who was Saint Mungo? Why is Glasgow so artsy?
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Curious London Shops

What's a Royal Warrant? Who designed Princess Diana's gowns? Why is a Bishop stinky?
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Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What is a Christkindlmarkt? What's the history of Silent Night? Who is Krampus?
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Curious Guanajuato City

Why is there a stone giant overlooking Guanajuato? What is the Alley of the Kiss?
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Curious Edinburgh

What's curious about: Edinburgh Castle? Old Town's underground? Harry Potter connections?
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Curious San Miguel de Allende

How did this UNESCO town get named? Why is it so artsy? How did postcards build a church?
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Curious Salzburg

What's curious on Getreidegasse? Where was The Sound of Music shot? Where did Mozart live?
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Curious Yorkshire

How are these connected: Quakers & chocolate? The Shambles & Harry Potter? Vikings & York?
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Agatha Christie and Max Mallowan

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