Joseph returns to Taiwan to follow in the path of Taiwan's Matsu Pilgrimage, said to be the largest religious procession in the world, and to explore the islands named in the deity's honor. Blessed with magical powers, Matsu, Taiwan's superstar deity teaches creating balance in our lives and the lesson is illustrated in the nine-day Matsu Pilgrimage, which melds an exuberant worldly celebration with a mindful spiritual journey. It is literally an explosive event that encompasses the many sides of the Taiwanese nature. Complementing the festival is Joseph's visit to the Matsu Islands, 100 miles from Taiwan while only 6 from China, revealing the resolute and determined survival instincts of the Taiwanese. Since the first Fujian fishermen came to the Matsu Islands in the 14th century, the archipelago has been a refuge. On his travels, Joseph discovers that for centuries, the islanders have weathered natural and political storms through their connections with each other and the sea. Today after decades of living in the shadow of war, they are ready to celebrate their historic, cultural and natural treasures.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 1003
|Tue, Feb 28||7:00 P.M.||Taiwan Matsu Festival & Islands|
|Wed, Mar 1||12:30 A.M.||Taiwan Matsu Festival & Islands|
The Daytime Emmy-winning travel series Travelscope- now re-titled JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE- scales new heights of adventure, natural splendor and cultural richness this season.
Host Joseph Rosendo journeys from the California coast to the islands of Hong Kong and to Chile's Tierra del Fuego.
Along the way, he encounters the heights of natural beauty in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast region of British Columbia, celebrates Christmas in Switzerland and circumnavigates the tip of South America.
The series' hallmark remains the rich cultural interchanges between Joseph and the local population.
He joins the parade of medieval guilds during Zurich's spring festival, shares devotions with a holy man in a rock-hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia and explores the mysteries behind the stone figures on Easter Island.
|Fri, Feb 3||7:00 A.M.||Zermatt, Switzerland - Under the Shadow of the Matterhorn|
|Fri, Feb 3||7:00 P.M.||South Korea - A Winter Journey|
|Sun, Feb 5||9:30 A.M.||Alaska - America's Last Frontier|
|Mon, Feb 6||7:00 A.M.||Halloween In Ireland's Ancient East|
|Mon, Feb 6||7:00 P.M.||Ireland - Following The Way of St. Patrick, Part 1|
|Tue, Feb 7||1:00 A.M.||Ireland - Following The Way of St. Patrick, Part 1|
|Tue, Feb 7||7:00 A.M.||Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Bonjour, Montreal|
|Tue, Feb 7||10:30 A.M.||Land without Limits - The Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada|
|Tue, Feb 7||5:30 P.M.||Land without Limits - The Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada|
|Tue, Feb 7||7:00 P.M.||Hungary, Austria and Germany - Sampling the Danube's Delights|
|Tue, Feb 7||10:30 P.M.||Land without Limits - The Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada|
|Wed, Feb 8||12:30 A.M.||Hungary, Austria and Germany - Sampling the Danube's Delights|
|Wed, Feb 8||7:00 A.M.||Tokyo, Japan - Celebrating The Past and Present|
|Wed, Feb 8||7:00 P.M.||The Cook Islands - Cultural Paradise|
|Thu, Feb 9||12:30 A.M.||The Cook Islands - Cultural Paradise|
|Thu, Feb 9||7:00 A.M.||The Bonin/Ogasawara Islands - A Land Far, Far Away|
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