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The Grassroots Tour 2

A second one hour compilation of short travel stories from around the globe.

In this episode, the stories are:

1. 24 Hours in Hong Kong: A curated journey taking in the views during a day in the skyscraper city.
2. Californian Missions: San Juan Capistrano is one of the most beautiful of California’s 24 missions.
3. Cycling London to Birmingham: Three days on a towpath canal following the route of lost industrial treasure.
4. Persian New Year: The spring festival, Nowruz, is celebrated throughout Iran in March at the spring equinox and by Persian diaspora around the world.
5. Chinese New Year: Celebrating in Singapore for the world’s biggest spring festival.
6. Veterans Day in San Diego: The US city hosts major military + naval bases and every November honours those who served.
7. Cycling London to Paris: Three days + 160 miles by bike through bucolic landscapes and forests of north western France.
8. Skiing the Dolomites: one of Europe’s most picturesque and lesser known ski resorts
9. Verona: Tour the Roman arena. Only the Colosseum and Capua are bigger.
10. Berrima Gaol: Picturesque Australian convict gaol made of local sandstone; Berrima Correctional Centre, a former Australian prison
11. Adventure Golf Mini Tour: Ireland: We play three world class west course courses; Lahinch, Ballybunion & Waterville.
12. Martha’s Vineyard: Experience whaling history,lighthouses and picturesque seaside escapes during a visit to one of America’s most exclusive holiday destinations.
13. Biking the Los Angeles River: Concrete canyon bike ride; a grassroots tour through the belly of the city.
14. Art Trails: Cannes: Escape the glitterati to the Musee Bonnard visiting the rural idyll of famous artist in the hills.
15. Top 5: LA to San Diego: Our fave beaches, missions, historic precincts, giant aircraft carriers and trolley rides to the border.

Places Mentioned - China, USA

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