Web site: http://rudymaxasworld.com
The series follows Rudy along the canals of St. Petersburg, Russia, to the Taj Mahal in India, into the jungles of Thailand's Golden Triangle and inside the tango halls of Buenos Aires.
Food, Drink & Place #305
Haggis in Scotland, tea in Japan, asada in Argentina, bibimbap in Korea, and more are showcased.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 16 at 5:00 pm EDT
Four Great Cities of Asia #306
A look at Tokyo, Delhi, Seoul and Bangkok illustrates the remarkable evolution of the mega-city.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 23 at 5:00 pm EDT
Delhi and Agra, India #101
Rudy discovers temples straight out of Disneyland. A street astrologer tells him that he will live a long life, but his hotel room number is not an auspicious one.
- KET2 Wednesday, April 30 at 5:00 pm EDT
Rudy explores the royal rooms behind the sandstone walls of the Mehrangarh Fort, perched high above the city, and discovers an entire furniture industry in the back streets of Jodhpur. Here entrepreneurs collect and refurbish heirloom furniture, which then makes its way to stores around the world.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 7 at 5:00 pm EDT
Istanbul, Turkey #103
A tour of Istanbul landmarks includes the Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and downtown Spice Market.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 14 at 5:00 pm EDT
Turkey's Turquoise Coast #104
Boarding a gulet, the traditional wooden Turkish boat, Rudy sets out from the popular seaside town of Bodrum for a cruise along the coast with stops at several historic ruins.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 21 at 5:00 pm EDT
Bangkok, Thailand #105
Rudy visits Bangkok's legendary food carts, the Emerald Buddha, and flower and fish markets and takes a boat cruise along the Chao Phraya River.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 28 at 5:00 pm EDT
Thailand, Golden Triangle #106
Rudy visits a village where members of the Akha hill tribe are trying to maintain their traditions in the face of tourism. He also goes to an elephant orphanage, takes mahout lessons, and meets a Buddhist monk who helps steer young men away from the temptations of drugs.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 4 at 5:00 pm EDT
Thailand, Andaman Islands #107
Rudy paddles through hidden entrances of small islands to find mangroves few people ever see. In a nearby seaside village devastated by the 2006 tsunami, residents struggle to rebuild by offering sustainable tourism and home stays to visitors.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 11 at 5:00 pm EDT
After touring the countryside of Estonia, Rudy ventures to the large island of Saaremaa and the much smaller island of Muhu, where he finds windmills, thatch-roofed farmhouses, and quiet waters. He also sits down for a candid interview with Mart Laar, the prime minister who took over following the withdrawal of Soviet troops and turned Estonia into one of Europe's most dynamic countries.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 18 at 5:00 pm EDT
St. Petersburg, Russia #109
The treasures of the Hermitage, the splendors of Peterhof, and the quiet grace of canals in St. Petersburg, a former capital built by a czar that has reclaimed its position as one of the world's great destinations.
- KET2 Wednesday, June 25 at 5:00 pm EDT
Buenos Aires, Argentina #110
The style and verve of one of South America's most beautiful capitals is the focus as Rudy highlights Argentina's national dance, the tango, as well as the energy that its diverse population brings to Buenos Aires' urban landscape.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 2 at 5:00 pm EDT
Mendoza, Argentina #111
Rudy drives into the thin air of the Andes, visiting a graveyard full of people who died trying to summit Aconcagua. After a visit with some winemakers, a lunch of grilled meats prepared by gauchos in the middle of a vineyard is a reminder that the cowboy life is very much alive in this stunning region.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 9 at 5:00 pm EDT
Tokyo, Japan #112
An urban marriage of high tech and age-old customs makes Tokyo a fascinating destination. The people you encounter range from teenagers playing "cos," or costume games, to adults taking dinner at a tiny yakatori restaurant where the kitchen consists of a small grill dedicated to cooking skewers of meat.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 16 at 5:00 pm EDT
Kyoto, Japan #113
The spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto offers a glimpse of Japanese life as it used to be, primarily because it was never bombed during World War II. Tiny streets with wooden homes, impressive temples, and a dedication to ancient Japanese traditions make Kyoto one of Japan's most visited cities.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm EDT
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