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
|Thu, Dec 14||7:00 A.M.||Taiwan Matsu Festival & Islands NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Jan 2||7:00 P.M.||Taiwan Matsu Festival & Islands NHPBS (11.1)|
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.
|Wed, Nov 29||7:00 P.M.||Adventures In California's Tri-Valley NHPBS (11.1)|
|Thu, Nov 30||7:00 A.M.||Peru - The Amazon and Beyond NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Nov 30||7:00 P.M.||Surprising Toronto NHPBS (11.1)|
|Fri, Dec 1||7:00 A.M.||Armenia - Ancient History and Modern Traditions, Part 1 NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Dec 1||7:00 P.M.||Ontario's Central Counties - Multi-Cultural Adventures NHPBS (11.1)|
|Sat, Dec 2||9:30 A.M.||Land without Limits - The Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Region of British Columbia, Canada NHPBS (11.1)|
|Mon, Dec 4||7:00 A.M.||Armenia - Ancient History and Modern Traditions, Part 2 NH Explore (11.2)|
|Mon, Dec 4||7:00 P.M.||Sault Saint Marie, Canada NHPBS (11.1)|
|Tue, Dec 5||7:00 A.M.||France - Following The Rhone NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Dec 5||7:00 P.M.||Northwest Ontario - Lake Superior and Beyond NHPBS (11.1)|
|Wed, Dec 6||7:00 A.M.||Ireland - Coast to Coast NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Dec 6||7:00 P.M.||Thousand Islands - A Canadian Bi-National Adventure NHPBS (11.1)|
|Thu, Dec 7||7:00 A.M.||France - Bordeaux NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Dec 7||7:00 P.M.||Northeast Ontario - Canada's Canoe Culture and First Nations People NHPBS (11.1)|
|Fri, Dec 8||7:00 A.M.||Taiwan's Penghu Islands NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Dec 8||7:00 P.M.||San Antonio's Fiesta - Ole! NHPBS (11.1)|