Scenic Routes Around the World

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Travel Documentary hosted by Phillip Hurd Wood, published by Questar in 2011 - English narration

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Scenic Routes Around the World Scenic Routes Around the World is a stunning collection of the world s most exotic and beautiful, roads, rivers, and trails, shot in breathtaking HD.Behold the splendors of ancient journeys that have connected both famous and forgotten places for centuries, and now connect you to those who traversed them throughout history. Spanning six continents, this series takes you to Europe, Alaska, Africa, the Amazon, and beyond. Meet the people who make these places distinctive and magical, as they share the ancient customs preserved for centuries. Capture the essence of travel and explore the commonalities that have always connected those who journey to far-off places.

[edit] Pan American Journey

From Vancouver to Anchorage: Travel the Alaska Highway, taking in the dramatic and rugged coastline, and relish the freedom of the Great North. See abandoned ghost towns and visit the Chilkoot Pass, a place that embodies the American spirit of adventure like no other.

[edit] Route of Two Oceans

Embark on the thin ridge that links the two Americas, a region concentrating more diversity than any other place in the world. During the journey, follow the Inter-American Highway from Panama City to the Isthmus of Rivas in Nicaragua. This is the narrowest ridge of Central America

[edit] New Zealand

explore New Zealand, also called Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Travel to this beautiful place, which was formerly uninhabited before being colonized by the Maori people 1,000 years ago.

[edit] Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is filled with clues connecting you to ancient civilizations. Begin in Lima and travel through amazing cities including Oroya and Cuso before finally arriving at the ultimate destination, the unparalleled mountain kingdom of Machu Picchu.

[edit] Amazon from Belem to Tabatinga

Travel down the Amazon, the largest river in the world. Encounter young Amazonian boatmen, air-taxi pilots and the fishermen who live along the water. Visit the few villages along the river: Marajo, an island where Buffalo roam freely and Manaus, called the "Paris of the Tropic."

[edit] Patagonia Land of Wind and Fire

Patagonia is a magical land at the end of the world, over 1,500 miles from Buenos Aires. The road here is exciting, unrelenting and sublime. Patagonia's beauty goes hand in hand with its wild and inhospitable environment. At the end of your journey, Ushuaia unfolds like a brilliant picture postcard.

[edit] Danube a River Journey

From its origins in the Black Forest, to its passage through Vienna, to its delta in the Black Sea, the Danube River flows for over 1,000 miles and crosses through six countries, each bearing witness to 25 centuries of European history, culture and civilization. From Hapsburg Austria to Budapest, the Danube makes a perfect traveling companion.

[edit] Route of Iron Curtain

For almost half a century, Europe was divided into East and West by the "Iron Curtain", a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. For 40 years, the Iron Curtain was a symbol of division between two people. Retrace this historical route to find out what remains.

[edit] Trans Lapland

This journey follows a giant Northern loop, the Trans-Laponia, a road without night. During this circuit, you'll discover unusual lifestyles along the shores of the Barents and Baltic Seas. Each night, the sun continues its majestic dance across gorgeous and unforgettable landscapes.

[edit] The Route of the Gods

Trek through India's Route of the Gods, a journey that transcends dreams and imagination. Start in Leh and end in Benares in the valley of the Ganges, crossing the Himalayas at over 16,000 feet. Along the way, you'll meet the epic characters that define this remarkable country.

[edit] From Moscow to Irkutsk

Step back in time to Czarist Russia by taking yourself to Lake Baikal in the heart of distant Siberia. Here two eras still exist, Czarist Russia and present day. See the results of 70 years of Soviet domination and discover what remains of the palaces, churches and cities that served as backdrops of this fascinating time.

[edit] Sinbads Journey

Trek across the Arabian peninsula, from the kingdom of Man to the foreboding Desert of Yemen. In the Dhofar Mountains, you'll watch as merchants of old load precious frankincense onto camels to travel down the Road of Sinbad and distribute it to the four winds of the East.

[edit] Path of Flowering Cherry Trees

The Path of Flowers crosses Japan, from Kyushu to Hokkaido. This gorgeous route takes travelers past over 250 varieties of cherry trees and provides a rich tapestry that shows why Japan is often considered the ultimate meeting of tradition and modernity.

[edit] The Perfume Route

Explore the Vietnam of today from you base in Ho Chi Minh City (also knows as Saigon). from the Mekong Delta to the gorgeous Halong Bay, discover hidden faces of a secret country that is moving into the modern age one step at a time.

[edit] Route of the Sherpas

In this program, retrace the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay, the first Tibetan Sherpa to scale Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953. Explore for yourself the magnificent Himalayan environment, literally the roof of the world. This beautiful, nearly 1,000 mile trek, will take you from Darjeeling in India to Kathmandu in Nepal.

[edit] Across the Sahara

Hitch a ride across the Sahara on a camel caravan as it travels the Salt Road. Amoung the few villages along this route you'll discover ancient cultures that are nearly untouched by time. Finally, end in Timbuktu, where merchants have plied their trade for centuries creating the city's legend.

[edit] Trail of the Bushman

In the lands of Southern Africa you'll find the oldest culture in humanity: the Bushmen. When the first Europeans entered at the Cape, the Bushmen migrated north. In this program, follow in their footsteps right to the Kalahari Desert, where the last Bushmen have found refuge.

[edit] The Kings Highway

This biblical route winds for over 500 miles along the Dead Sea and desert plateau, separating Africa from the Middle East. It traces the ancient route of the Hebrews led by Moses. Finally, follow the routes of the Egyptian caravans that carried wines, gold and incense.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1829 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz)
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 55.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 18
  • Part Size: 746 MB
  • Source: DVD
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