Joseph, a winner of the 2013 Taiwan Tourism Festival Awards, deepens his understanding of Taiwan and its people by criss-crossing the island during the Taiwan Lantern Festival. A celebration of light, culture and tradition, the festival is a Chinese holiday more than 2, 000 years old. Joseph discovers that while the Taiwan Lantern Festival has its electric side, it also values the human touch. While the festival showcases the country's modern, technological side, it also honors its historic customs and traditions. Joseph explores these cultural connections at the national display of lanterns in Hsinshu, in historic temples and at street-side puppet shows, by enjoying traditional foods and, in the mountain district of Pingshi, by joining in the poignant release of thousands of sky lanterns which carry the wishes and dreams of locals and visitors heavenward.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 712
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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, 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)|