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.
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 at 5:00 pm EDT
South Africa: Safari #201
The 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the map for travelers in a major way, and a South Africa safari is a wonderful way to visit the country. The opportunity to see lions, giraffes, elephants, and dozens of other animals close up in their natural habitat is a special experience.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 30 at 5:00 pm EDT
Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands #202
The Edinburgh International Festival features theater, comedy, dance, music, operas, street performances, and the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. A trip north to the Highlands includes a ride on the Harry Potter Train; a look at the wild beauty of the Isle of Skye; and a side serving of the local delicacy, haggis.
- KET2 Wednesday, August 6 at 5:00 pm EDT
Roam what Rudy Maxa calls the "best market visitors rarely see in London," the Borough Market where locals gather Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings to shop among pyramids of cheese, baskets of oysters, and other displays. Also, a look at London that goes beyond the postcard city, with visits to the ethnic neighborhood of Spitalfields, a speedboat ride along the Thames, and bar hopping in Soho and Camden Town.
- KET2 Wednesday, August 13 at 5:00 pm EDT
Rudy takes viewers along the Silk Road in this country that's an emerging economy in Central Asia. Marvel at eye-popping mosques built centuries ago and impeccably restored during Soviet occupation of the country. Rudy joins friends for the preparation of the national dish, plov, and visits the simple yurt of a young family living on an isolated desert plain. Explore trade-route cities whose names summon images of ancient times: Samarkand, Khiva, and Bukhara.
- KET2 Wednesday, August 20 at 5:00 pm EDT
South Africa: Cape Town #205
From the dizzying heights of Cape Town's iconic symbol, Table Mountain, to the rugged cliffs and wild flowers of the Cape Peninsula, Rudy explores the natural wonders that surround this city.
- KET2 Wednesday, August 27 at 5:00 pm EDT
South Africa: Garden Route and Wine Country #206
Surely one of the world's most beautiful drives, the Garden Route has nothing to do with gardens and everything to do with a wild, rugged, gorgeous coastline. Its name comes from the astounding variety of plant species found here, many indigenous only to the region. Shot during whale season, this episode stars 50-ton Right Whales performing their mating dances. Also, a visit to heart South Africa's lush wine country, the village of Franschhoek.
- KET2 Wednesday, September 3 at 5:00 pm EDT
Rudy samples both the delights of cosmopolitan Seoul as well as the tranquility of temples tucked into lush mountains where monks invite guests to stay overnight and give evidence of the country's other name: The Land of the Morning Calm. And, yes, there's a healthy serving of Korean barbeque and kimchi.
- KET2 Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00 pm EDT
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