June 2016

S2 Ep10 - Silk Road Cities

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From China to Europe exists a number of ancient cities that were key markers on the Silk Road. Many of these cities now lay deserted, relics in the dust of history while others have survived; their ancient walls, monuments and temples still intact. In these cities, today's traders still exchange goods just as they did hundreds of years ago. This episode we visit some of these cities across various countries including China, Syria, Turkey and Italy. (Documentary/Travel Series) G

S2 Ep9 - Provence

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Provence - Host Kate Corner explores the beautiful Provence region of France where she discovers a culture rich in art, crafts, gastronomy, wine, architecture and history. Kate starts her journey in Nice where she appreciates the architecture of the hotels and discovers treasures found at the local markets. Next she visits Vallauris, a beautiful potter’s village that counted Picasso amongst its illustrious residents and potters before heading to the medieval town of Grasse, where many of the wo...

S2 Ep8 - Cuzco, Peru

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Cuzco - Peru offers mouth-watering gastronomy, archaeological delights and stunning colonial architecture. But perhaps most importantly, this South American country has been modernised without losing any of its traditional heritage. Capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco is now the traveller’s capital and Brianna Barnes heads there to find out why. Brianna learns about the alpaca clothing industry and heads to Awana Kancha, visits the Pre-Columbian Art Museum and glearns that nothing in Peru exists ...
May 2016

S2 Ep7 - Istanbul

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Istanbul - Host Flora Montgomery visits the vibrant city of Istanbul, famously the only city in the world stretched across two continents, and discovers a culture rich in food, shopping, architecture, sport, crafts and history. Flora’s first stop is the Grand Bazaar, a beautiful maze of stone and marble which offers everything from carpets to jewellery, to herbs and spices, as well as pottery and fashion accessories. For a bit of respite Flora checks into her hotel, an 18th century mansion ri...

S2 Ep6 - Portugal Lisbon

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Lisbon - Host Flora Montgomery begins her exploration of Lisbon at a medieval Castle, before indulging in area’s legendary cinnamon-dusted custard tarts washed down with a Galau – a milky coffee. Flora visits the Museu do Chiado then wanders the city’s narrow streets admiring the intricately patterned mosaic stone pavements. At the local markets, she discovers some delicious local produce, including cod, ruby red port and honey. By night, it’s time to head to Bairro Alto, where the bars and res...
April 2016

S2 Ep5 - Sicily

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Sicily - Judith Jones visits the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily, Italy. Judith immerses herself in Cantina's local life by visiting the fish and vegetable market then a vineyard built on the slopes of Mount Etna. Judith travels to the stunning Baroque town of Siracusa to watch a performance of the ancient art of puppetry, before heading to Caltagirone to meet one of the island’s more eccentric ceramic artists. She meets some chocolatiers then one of Sicily’s leading fashion designers....

S2 Ep4 - Zanzibar

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Zanzibar - Brianna Barnes explores Zanzibar’s exotic streets and visits an art gallery selling Tinga Tinga paintings - canvases painted in the style of the famous 1960s Tanzanian artist, Edward Said Tinga Tinga. Next Brianna explores Stone Town’s antique shops and checks out a collection of classic Persian chests. Then Brianna checks into the ‘Baraza’, a hotel designed to resemble the Sultan’s palaces which once occupied the island, before indulging in a relaxing ‘Singo’ body scrub at a day spa...
February 2016

S2 Ep3 - London Heritage Shops

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London Heritage Shops - Kate Comer visits London and discovers where the Royals shop. Kate begins her journey by finding out the origins and the popularity of tea in England by visiting Twinings’ famous shop in London’s Strand. Next Kate heads to Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop for over 300 years. Later, at another heritage establishment in Jermyn Street, Kate introduces us to one of the oldest and most famous perfume makers in London. (From the UK) (...

S2 Ep2 - Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires - Judith Jones explores one of South America’s most stylish cities - Buenos Aires. She marvels at its recently restored opera house then visits the charming, cobblestoned barrio of San Telmo, which has its outdoor antiques market in full swing. Next, she samples some of the country’s best wines with one of Buenos Aires’ top wine experts. After much excellent wine, Judith is in the mood to party, and heads to a Gaucho festival to dance the night away with the locals. (From the UK) (...

S2 Ep1 - Treasures Of Latin America

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Treasures Of Latin America - Judith Jones tours the wineries of Mendoza in Argentina before heading to one of the world’s most captivating natural sites, the Iguazu Falls, which border three countries including Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Brianna Barnes makes her way to the other side of the Andes mountain range to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Trail. There she visits the museum in Cuzco and a local market. Brianna finishes in Mexico City where she visits the studio of the country’...