Rudy Maxa's World

Building on five successful seasons of travel shows featuring Europe and the Pacific Rim, award-winning travel journalist Rudy Maxa broadens his horizons - and those of his audience - with the launch of RUDY MAXA'S WORLD. In this new 13-part series, Rudy offers his sophisticated take on a destination's history, culture, architecture, politics and cuisine, while also turning a journalistic eye to the people and lifestyles of Russia, Estonia, Turkey, India, Argentina, Japan and Thailand. The season begins in India, where Rudy visits the Taj Mahal and the crowded alleys and villages of New Delhi. Later, Rudy indulges in resorts nestled along the Baltic Sea, marvels at the Hermitage's treasures in St. Petersburg, explores the ancient ruins and royal tombs of Turkey's southern coast, learns to tango in Argentina, witnesses a Buddhist ceremony in Kyoto and sails in a long-tailed boat through the canals of Bangkok.

Sat, Jul 27 9:30 A.M. Tahiti & Bora Bora     NH CREATE

For sheer tropical splendor, the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora stand alone.

Sat, Jul 27 11:30 A.M. The Islands of Polynesia     NH CREATE

French Polynesia's far-flung collection of about 130 islands range from lagoon-ringed islands with green volcanic spires to low, coral atolls with very little land, to heavily forested, rugged beauties.

Sat, Jul 27 9:30 P.M. Tahiti & Bora Bora     NH CREATE

For sheer tropical splendor, the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora stand alone.

Sat, Jul 27 11:30 P.M. The Islands of Polynesia     NH CREATE

French Polynesia's far-flung collection of about 130 islands range from lagoon-ringed islands with green volcanic spires to low, coral atolls with very little land, to heavily forested, rugged beauties.

Sun, Jul 28 3:30 P.M. Tahiti & Bora Bora     NH CREATE

For sheer tropical splendor, the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora stand alone.

Sun, Jul 28 5:30 P.M. The Islands of Polynesia     NH CREATE

French Polynesia's far-flung collection of about 130 islands range from lagoon-ringed islands with green volcanic spires to low, coral atolls with very little land, to heavily forested, rugged beauties.

Rudy Maxa's World By Episode

  • Turkey's Turquoise Coast (#104)

    Viewers will be forgiven for thinking the southern Turkish coast on the Mediterranean Sea more closely resembles the Italian countryside or Greek islands.

  • Bangkok, Thailand (#105)

    The capital of Thailand appears the capital of pandemonium, its streets filled with tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis, cars and 12 million people.

  • Thailand, Golden Triangle (#106)

    Tea plantations have replaced the opium fields in northern Thailand, but dense jungle still covers much of the area where Thailand borders Burma and Laos.

  • Thailand, Andaman Islands (#107)

    Some of the world's most beautiful waters and beaches await visitors to southern Thailand, where the names of Andaman Coast towns such as Phuket are well known to backpackers and sun seekers.

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (#110)

    The style and verve of one of South America's most beautiful capitals is the focus of this episode that highlights Argentina's national dance, the tango, as well as the energy that its diverse population brings to the urban landscape.

  • 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.

  • Edinburgh & The Scottish Highlands (#202)

    "Rudy Maxa's World' timed the shooting of this episode with the Edinburgh International Festival, a madcap and colorful, three-week event that says "theater" in every sense of the world.

  • London (#203)

    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 of fresh fish, game, and pastries.

  • Uzbekistan (#204)

    In what is perhaps the series' most colorful and exotic episode, Rudy Maxa takes viewers along the Silk Road in this country that's an emerging economy in Central Asia.

  • South Africa: Cape Town (#205)

    Cape Town is a nexus of cultures in a setting so stunning, it's called the "new California" or "Africa's Riviera.

  • South Africa: Garden Route & 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.

  • Korea (#207)

    With their misty mountain temples and uber-modern cities, Koreans mix an abiding sense of history and tradition with a zeal to achieve global success in technology and other industries.

  • Tahiti & Bora Bora (#301)

    For sheer tropical splendor, the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora stand alone.

  • The Islands of Polynesia (#302)

    French Polynesia's far-flung collection of about 130 islands range from lagoon-ringed islands with green volcanic spires to low, coral atolls with very little land, to heavily forested, rugged beauties.

  • Montreal & Quebec City (#303)

    Two of the most unique and appealing cities in the world are just north of New England.

  • Nova Scotia & Newfoundland (#304)

    From the charming fishing towns of Nova Scotia to the vast wilderness of Newfoundland, these are the last great.

  • Food, Drink & Place (#305)

    At Istanbul's Spice Market, persimmons are split open, their insides resembling melting rubies.

  • Four Great Cities of Asia (#306)

    Only three per cent of the world's population lived in cities in 1800s, but that number will swell to 70% by 2050.

  • Tokyo (#401)

    Rudy Maxa's World takes a second look at the vibrant city of Tokyo, this time with an emphasis on Tokyo's cuisine.

  • Hokkaido (#402)

    The northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido is the home of the international food favorite, ramen.

  • Kyushu (#403)

    It was still snowing when the Rudy Maxa's World film crew shot in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

  • Hong Kong, Part 1 (#404)

    A bastion of capitalism under the umbrella of China, a city with a stunning array of architecturally interesting skyscrapers, and a city where shopping and dining are varsity sports, Hong Kong certainly ranks as one of the world's great cities.

  • Hong Kong, Part 2 (#405)

    The iconic photo of Hong Kong is a wall of skyscrapers against Victoria Peak with the city's harbor as a foreground.

  • Bangkok (#406)

    Bangkok is a city of the senses - a bejeweled, dazzling, fantastical mix of magic and faith, hard work and love of life, grace and wild abandon.



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