Why Taiwan? That is a question uninitiated visitors to Taiwan may ask. Beginning with its Portuguese discoverers, who called it Isla Formosa, Beautiful Isle; they will soon find there is much in Taiwan to enjoy. With close to 1,000 miles of coastline to stroll, 286 mountain peaks over 9,000 feet to climb, 10 islands to explore, countless festivals to celebrate and 14 aboriginal groups to meet, Taiwan is a wondrous land with an abundance of surprising things to do, see and experience. Joseph has covered the island from every angle. He's taken in the island by rail, reveled in its natural treasures, sampled its unique foods and drinks, combed through its night markets, explored its islands, participated in spiritual and cultural festivals and celebrated with its people. In his latest Taiwan episode Joseph dips into his previous Taiwan adventures, picks the best of his experiences and answers the question, "Why Taiwan?"
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 1204
|Tue, Jan 2||7:00 A.M.||The Best of Taiwan NH Explore (11.2)|
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.
|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)|
|Sat, Dec 9||9:30 A.M.||Sechselauten - Switzerland's Spring Festival NHPBS (11.1)|
|Mon, Dec 11||7:00 A.M.||Portugal - from Porto to Salamanca NH Explore (11.2)|
|Mon, Dec 11||7:00 P.M.||Following the reformation Trail in Switzerland and Germany - Part 1 NHPBS (11.1)|
|Tue, Dec 12||7:00 A.M.||Mekong River Adventure - Part 1 NH Explore (11.2)|
|Tue, Dec 12||7:00 P.M.||Following the reformation Trail in Switzerland and Germany - Part 2 NHPBS (11.1)|
|Wed, Dec 13||7:00 A.M.||Mekong River Adventure - Part 2 NH Explore (11.2)|
|Wed, Dec 13||7:00 P.M.||Eastern Europe's Treasures - From Budapest to Bucharest NHPBS (11.1)|
|Thu, Dec 14||7:00 A.M.||Taiwan Matsu Festival & Islands NH Explore (11.2)|
|Thu, Dec 14||7:00 P.M.||South Korea - A Winter Journey NHPBS (11.1)|
|Fri, Dec 15||7:00 A.M.||Myanmar Irrawaddy River Adventure NH Explore (11.2)|
|Fri, Dec 15||7:00 P.M.||Hungary, Austria and Germany - Sampling the Danube's Delights NHPBS (11.1)|
|Sat, Dec 16||9:30 A.M.||Dreamin' California's Coast - Malibu to Big NHPBS (11.1)|
|Mon, Dec 18||7:00 A.M.||Christmas Celebrations Around The Globe NH Explore (11.2)|