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Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions

Judith Jones travels south to the lands of ancient empires. In Mexico, she explores the myths and treasures that once drew the Conquistadors to a country rich in natural resources. Following their trail, her first stop is colonial Chihuahua, where Pancho Villa started the Mexican Revolution. In Zacatecas, she visits one of Mexico's many Silver Mines and then travels along the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City, from where the Aztecs once ruled their bloodthirsty empire.



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Tough Trains: The Transcontinental Railroad, USA

This episode takes on one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th Century - the Transcontinental Railroad. Intrepid traveler Zay Harding explores the rich history of railroads on this incredible 3, 000-mile journey across America. Traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific, through four time zones and 12 states, we experience some of the most epic landscapes and stunning scenery that North America has to offer.

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Tough Boats: The Amazon

On a remarkable 250-mile, three-day journey through a remote rainforest, Holly Morris travels by cargo boat down one stretch of the Amazon in Peru. Sleeping in a hammock at night, she shares deck space with over 200 local Peruvians and countless boxes of vegetables and fruit, heading to the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos. Here, she explores the history of this unique and remarkable city before moving on to her second destination, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

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Art Trails of the French Riviera

Kate Comer searches out the refuges and favorite playgrounds of great artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and Chagall along the extraordinary art trail of the French Riviera. Exploring the towns of Arles, Aix, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Vence, Biot and Nice, Kate takes in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera.

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Top 10 South American Adventures

In this Globe Trekker special, Ian Wright, Holly Morris, Elis Nevitt, Matt Young, Megan McCormick and Zay Harding travel all across South America - to Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - in search of the continent's Top 10 adventures, which include white water rafting in untamed waters, searching for giant anaconda snakes, trekking to the world's highest waterfalls, and climbing to the snow-capped summit of the Lanin Volcano in the Andes Mountains.

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Food Hour: Provence, France

Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the South of France's famous Cote D'Azur and encounters a typically rustic cuisine far removed from the haughtiness of renowned French cooking - the ubiquitous (and largely unaffordable) foie gras and truffles noir! Instead, Rosie discovers that the colloquial cuisine is shaped not just by the seasons but also by a wide-ranging climate, soil and geology. This is a remarkable region blessed with sun, sea, mountains, flowing rivers and lush plateau - offering up the most eclectic and fantastic produce served fresh on the plate. Bon appetit!

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Tough Trains: India's Independence Railroads

In this episode of Tough Trains, Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world's biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later. The railway tracks are some of the oldest and longest you'll find anywhere in the world, and train travel doesn't get any tougher than this in a country with a population of over 1.2 billion. Indian Railways operations cover 29 states and seven union territories.

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Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt

Globe trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramids.

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Tough Boats: The Arctic - New Episode

Globe Trekker Ian Wright travels to the high Arctic from the coast of northern Norway, working his passage on a trawler fishing for cod before continuing his voyage on a specially ice-strengthened vessel around Spitsbergen, the world's northernmost inhabited islands. Ian's tough Arctic journey starts in fishing port of Tromso, more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. From here, aboard the fishing trawler Hermes, he travels another 300 miles north to rich fishing ground near remote Bear Island.

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Road Trip: Patagonia

Zay Harding takes a journey along Ruta 40 by climbing Volcan Lanin, the highest peak in the area. Traveling down the Seven Lakes Drive, he passes through the Lake District in San Carlos de Bariloche, heads next to the former hippie colony of El Bolson, boards the La Trochita steam train, searches for Butch Cassidy's hideout in Cholila and drives on to Trevelin, a town founded by Welsh immigrants that maintains that culture.

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Wild West: USA

In this Globe Trekker special, Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian Wright explore the extraordinary history of America's spectacular Wild West.

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