David Rocco's Dolce Africa

David Rocco's Dolce Africa catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 13 - Last Supper In Lalibela Ethiopia

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Nestled in the northern foothills of Ethiopia is the remote small town of Lalibela. It's considered one of the holiest places in the world, especially during the all-important Easter week celebrations. David takes in all the rituals and traditions, which date back over 1000 years, as he visits the beautiful monolithic chur...

Season 1, Episode 12 - Welcome To Lalibela Ethiopia

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Lalibela, Ethiopia, seems at first glance like a town lost to time, but with a closer look you can see that the economy is booming, which is creating hope for a bright new future. David spends time with some of the locals to get their perspective on this bright future, while he learns how to make a few Ethiopian staples li...

Season 1, Episode 11 - Walking Durban

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Walking tours are all the rage in major metropolitan cities, and Durban is no different. Beset Durban is a free tour group operated by three young professionals, who take David on a private trek through their beloved city. They give him a crash course on some of the city's history and check out some of the best local hotsp...

Season 1, Episode 10 - Flavours Of Durban

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Local chef Andrew Draper takes David on a culinary journey through his hometown of Durban, South Africa. From trendy cafes to massive street markets, they get a taste of how the locals eat, with a focus on huge amounts of barbequed meats.

Season 1, Episode 9 - Pole Pole Zanzibar

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David journeys off the beaten path in Zanzibar to the small fishing village of Jambiani, where the motto is 'pole-pole' or 'slowly-slowly,' and the people are warm and inviting. He spends the day with an Italian hotel owner who loved the island so much she made it her home 8 years ago. During his stay on the island, he wit...

Season 1, Episode 8 - Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Upon arriving in Zanzibar, a picturesque island known for its vast white sand beaches and its cultural melting-pot of African and Arabic culture, David is enchanted by the local people and their laid-back way of life. He meets a young business owner who builds houseboats and is gaining success in the tourism industry. Toge...

Season 1, Episode 7 - Ciao Ethiopia

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In the wake of a seven-year Italian occupation of Addis Ababa, a charming amount of Italian culture intertwines with the modern Ethiopia that the city now represents. David meets up with his friend Fabricio, a proud Italian who spent his childhood in Addis Ababa, and together they explore some of the city’s espresso cafés ...

Season 1, Episode 6 - The Return Of Ethiopia

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David speaks with several Ethiopian-born people who have spent the majority of their lives abroad and have recently moved back to the capital city, Addis Ababa. He realises that the true spirit of the country, with its reputation for poverty and famine, lies in the younger generations whose entrepreneurial drive and apprec...

Season 1, Episode 5 - Wedding Crashers

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With only twelve hours’ notice to attend a wedding in Tanzania’s capital city, it’s a good thing David is in Dar es Salaam, a major hub of fashion, textiles and trade on Africa’s east coast. Though he doesn’t manage to blend in with the locals at the wedding, he does get to sample the local food available at the Coco Beach...

Season 1, Episode 4 - Hallelujah Soweto

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Known for being the home of South African hero Nelson Mandela, the township of Soweto was, in years past, known as a rough outskirt of Johannesburg. Through the locals and their delicious home-cooked BBQ, David discovers that there’s more to Soweto than meets the eye. With a powerful art and dance culture that’s full of pa...