Hong Kong - A City of Festivals
joseph rosendo's travelscope

Hong Kong may be Asia's World City, yet its people still cherish their tradition and the richness it brings their lives. In this new Hong Kong episode, Joseph returns for the annual Dragon Boat Festival. He discovers the festival is more than a race as it honors the integrity and devotion of poet, Qu Yuan, who sacrificed himself rather than live in a corrupt world. As part of the cultural celebration he makes traditional rice dumpling, learns the myths behind the dragon boat legend and design and speaks with participants in the local races on Lamma Island. On Cheung Chau, one of Hong Kong's 263 islands, he greets the early morning fishing boats, witnesses the islander's art of fish ball making, climbs through a UNESCO reserve and relaxes on the beach. During his Hong Kong stay, the 15th anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to China is also celebrated in a spectacular, unforgettable explosion of pyrotechnics.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 702

About Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope:

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.


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Fri, Jun 21 7:00 A.M. Following the reformation Trail in Switzerland and Germany - Part 2     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, Jun 21 7:00 P.M. The Bonin/Ogasawara Islands - A Land Far, Far Away     NHPBS (11.1)
Tue, Jun 25 7:00 A.M. Eastern Europe's Treasures - From Budapest to Bucharest     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Jun 25 10:30 A.M. A San Antonio Christmas     NH Create (11.4)
Tue, Jun 25 5:30 P.M. A San Antonio Christmas     NH Create (11.4)
Tue, Jun 25 7:00 P.M. Bhutan - Part 1 - Gross National Happiness     NHPBS (11.1)
Tue, Jun 25 10:30 P.M. A San Antonio Christmas     NH Create (11.4)
Wed, Jun 26 7:00 A.M. South Korea - A Winter Journey     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, Jun 26 7:00 P.M. Bhutan - Part 2 - Land of the Thunder Dragon     NHPBS (11.1)
Thu, Jun 27 7:00 A.M. Hungary, Austria and Germany - Sampling the Danube's Delights     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Jun 27 10:30 A.M. Taiwan Lantern Festival     NH Create (11.4)
Thu, Jun 27 5:30 P.M. Taiwan Lantern Festival     NH Create (11.4)
Thu, Jun 27 7:00 P.M. A San Antonio Christmas     NHPBS (11.1)
Thu, Jun 27 10:30 P.M. Taiwan Lantern Festival     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Jun 28 7:00 A.M. The Cook Islands - Cultural Paradise     NH Explore (11.2)
Fri, Jun 28 7:00 P.M. Taiwan Lantern Festival     NHPBS (11.1)


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