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Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions

Shot entirely on location, Travels & Traditions travels throughout the world looking at the history, culture, customs, foods, festivals, and tourist attractions of locations in the world.


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Hong Kong - Part One 
Burt returns to Hong Kong for his 10th visit and takes a look at how things have changed. He explains the history of the gold fish, and the Jade Market. He also takes us on a ride around Victoria Harbor, describes the history of the Chinese Junk, uncovers the power of the Feng Shui Master, and the story behind the Michelin Star restaurants.

 

Hong Kong - Part Two 
In Hong Kong - Part Two, Burt explains the history of Dim Sum restaurants, Hong Kong speed tailoring, how to send money to your ancestors in the after life and the origin of the escalator. He also takes us on visit to an old police barracks that has been changed into one of Hong Kong’s sleekest shopping areas, to one of the city’s great temples, and the highest peak in Hong Kong,

 

Cruising The Rhine - Part One 
In Cruising The Rhine - Part One, Burt takes a look at the history of the Rhine River, the European Grand Tour, modern river cruising, and the Swiss city of Basel. We also learn the real story of the Song of the Lorelei, how to fly a drone and why northern Europe is filled with half-timbered houses.

 

Cruising The Rhine - Part Two 
In Cruising The Rhine - Part Two, Burt explains the Romantic Period in European art, what the original Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales were really like (very grim), how the river locks work, the history of Eau de Cologne and how the Black Forest got to be black. Burt also takes us on a tour of Strasbourg and the extraordinary Hand Bag Museum of Amsterdam.

 

Sailing The Danube 
The Danube River flows through nine countries and is one of the great rivers of Europe. In this program, Burt Wolf guides us along the Danube. First stop is Nuremberg, where we take a look at the works of Albrecht Durer, a master artist of the 14th century. We also visit Regensburg, its castle and its 1,000-year-old bridge. Then through the Danube Gorge, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. There’s a visit to Salzburg with a walk through the streets where Mozart lived, a tour of the ancient Melk Abbey, and a demonstration of the Abbey’s reusable coffin. Next stop is Vienna and a guided tour of the Hapsburg Palace. The program ends with a visit to Budapest.

 

The Palm Beaches, Florida 
In this program, Burt takes a look at how the Palm Beaches were developed, the Norton Museum of Art, a man who was able to change the law so you could get divorced if your spouse was insane, and the history of polo. He also shows us a great place to learn to snorkel, where you can get some excellent antique jewelry, a museum and park dedicated to Japanese culture and a lighthouse with a secret detection station that helped sink over 60 German submarines during the Second World War.