Globe Trekker New On DVD

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GLOBE TREKKER NEW ON DVD

Globe Trekker Switzerland 

Switzerland Globe Trekker on DVD

Join Brianna Barnes in Switzerland! Explore the pristine beauty, rich history, and fascinating people of this small yet vastly intriguing destination.

Brianna’s exciting Swiss journey begins in French-speaking Geneva. Travelling by train to the lakeside town of Vevey, she visits Charlie Chaplin’s house and enjoys locally made Swiss wine. From the alpine village of Riederalp, she then hikes the grueling Gemmi Pass before heading to Interlaken where she enrolls in a local dramatic performance and revels in the inspiring landscape.

She then travels to the medieval capital Bern, and to Lake Lucerne, where she is guided around a top secret military fortress. Heading back to the Alps, Brianna visits Devil’s Bridge, the major obstacle to crossing the Alps at the Gotthard Pass, and takes the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Chur.

From Chur she travels to the Swiss capital Zurich, and ends her journey in pastoral Appenzell, where yodeling farmers lead their cattle down from alpine pastures, signifying the end of summer. —Buy it here

 

Globe Trekker Central Japan

centraljapan-3Join Megan McCormick on a journey of discovery across Japan’s spectacular heartland!

Starting in Japan’s beautiful former capital Kyoto, Megan immerses herself in the culture of this island nation. She explores Buddhist temples, World Heritage Sites, and bargains at the city’s best flea market. She then learns the art of Zen meditation and visits the Gion district, home to many of Kyoto’s few hundred remaining Geisha.

She then travels by train to bustling Osaka, and Iga-Ueno, a former ninja stronghold, where she partakes in a “ninja for a day” contest and learns the secrets of these famously skilled assailants. Continuing by train through the Japanese Alps, and by ferry to the remote Sado Island, Megan embraces unique traditions, stunning landscapes, and tasty street food. Finally, in Himeji, she witnesses a dramatic fighting festival, involving a ‘battle’ between heavy portable shrines carried by local villagers in loincloths. —Buy it here

 

Globe Trekker: World War 1 The Western Front

worldwar1-3Join Zay Harding in this Globe Trekker special as he travels across Northern France and Belgium, visiting key World War 1 locations on the Western Front.

Zay’s journey begins in the town of Meaux, 25 miles from Paris. He then travels to the illuminatingConfrecourt quarries, where French troops took shelter as battles raged on above them.

Zay visits some of the most significant battle sites of the Great War, including Verdun andFromelles.

Outside of Paris, he witnesses an exhilarating air show featuring World War 1 planes. Finally, at Mons in Belgium, Zay visits the poignant St. Symphorien cemetery, where some of the last of the 10 million soldiers to die in the war are buried. —Buy it here

 

 

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Globe Trekker Goes to Switzerland!

Globe Trekker Goes to Switzerland!

Chocolates, watches, cheese, famous physicists and beautiful Alpine scenery.  It can only mean one thing!  We are back on the road again and this time we are filming another brand new Globe Trekker episode with Brianna Barnes in…Switzerland!

We’ve got heaps of stories for you fans, from the Alpine Beard festival, the crazy Reideralp cow-pat festival, St Bernard dogs, all-year skiing in Zermatt, Alpine hikes, underground mountain vaults, rare timepieces and the theory of relativity – all packed into one exciting episode.  Not forgetting those quirky things that make the Swiss so memorable.  For instance, did you know owning a gnome is illegal in Zurich and if you try to mow your lawn after 10pm you could face jail time?

So keep you’re eyes peeled for more updates from the Globe Trekker team on the road!

Filming-a-Mountain-Rescue-in-the-Swiss-Alps

Going up in the cable car over the Swiss Alps with Brianna Barnes Photo: Simon Buck

The View from the Cable Car.

The View from the Cable Car Photo: Simon Buck

 

The Winners of this year's Alpine Beard Festival

The winners of this year’s Alpine Beard Festival 2013

The competition was pretty fierce this year!

The competition was pretty fierce this year!

Brianna-&-Charlie-Chaplin-statue

Hanging out with Charlie Chaplin

Interlaken

On top of the world at Interlaeken

The pretty town of Gruyere - home to the famous cheese.

The pretty town of Gruyère – home to the famous cheese.

flower-clock

The Swiss are crazy about timepieces. They even made a floral one!

Cern, Switzerland.  Being a physicist for the day

Cern, Switzerland. Being a physicist for the day

Reideralp-Cow-Festival

Daisy…Daisy…how does your garden grow…?

...By throwing shit all over the mountain.  Quite literally at the Reideralp Cow Pat Festival!

…By throwing shit all over the mountain. Quite literally at the Reideralp Cow Pat Festival! Photo: Simon Buck

You can still ski in the Swiss Alps in summertime - lucky Mountain rescue are still on hand to offer assistance!

You can still ski in the Swiss Alps in summertime – luckily, the Swiss Mountain Rescue team are still on hand to offer assistance!

The Mighty Matterhorn

The Mighty Matterhorn

On the Thomas Cook hiking trail

On the Thomas Cook hiking trail

Found a few Mountain Goats

Found a few Mountain Goats…

Found a couple more!

…Found a couple more!

hiking must have been pretty uncomfortable in the Victorian Days.  This si how Thomas Cook would have looked taking his group around the Alps!

Hiking must have been pretty uncomfortable in the Victorian Days. This is how Thomas Cook would have looked taking his group around the Alps!

filming inside a Swiss Bank in Zurich

Filming inside a Swiss Bank vault in Zurich

He who holds the keys to the bank vault....

He who holds the keys to the bank vault….