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October 16th, 2006

12:05 am - ?
Where can I find information about the episode where they went on the bicycle treks?
It had some blonde dude and a brunette girl that I had never seen before on the show.
The episode came on right when I got into a discussion about college with my parents ><.
Didn't get to see much of it since the TV was muted...

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August 7th, 2006

02:01 am - aww, c'mon
I'm a new member, hi there :D

My favorite traveler is Ian Wright (popular, isn't he), and my family often visited South Korea (I'm trans-generational Korean American); so imagine my *glee* when GT/LP had an episode with him and S. Korea.
But, I keep missing the airing. Three times! Now, my public broadcasting channel doesn't plan to air that episode again (though they keep repeating the special on foods). It's not even available for on demand download on the website. I also can't find any torrents, can anyone help me out?

It seems silly, but they always have interesting history and attention to detail in the places they feature of the country. I would like to know what travelers notice about South Korea.

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August 1st, 2006

07:36 pm - Globetrekker 24 hours

You can now watch Globetrekker 24 hours a day none stop.
It's online and FREE

What more can I say?

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July 20th, 2006

11:27 pm - hmmm...
Does anyone watch Adventure Golf? It was created by the executive produce of Globe Trekker, Ian Cross, and I must say... even though I'm not an avid fan of Golf---it's pretty interesting what he has to say. Oh yeah, he's the one and only traveler that does this show. Must be a pretty badass job.

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May 23rd, 2006

09:20 pm - World Cup!
I know the World Cup is a little random compared to Globe Trekker, but I was reading a blog on BBC Sport and guess what I saw! =D

It was a question-answer segment referring to a past blog entry:

Why do you have Ian Wright as part of your television coverage for the World Cup?

I had no idea Ian was going to cover the World Cup! =P

You can see the answer to the viewer's question here.

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: silence

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April 29th, 2006

03:46 pm - introduction
I've been reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and my heart skipped a beat when I read this sentence: "If she had a home, she could finally be listed in Lonely Planet, who keep wanting to mention her services, but never can do so, because she never has a permanent address that they can print." I read the sentence about 10 times afterward, because I am a GT/LP geek

Hello, my name is Alyssa. I've been watching lonely planet for about 6 yrs, Ian is my favorite, and my favorite episode is when he is in South Korea. ^^
Current Mood: happyhappy

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March 8th, 2006

12:00 am - Hi!
Hi everybody, I just joined.

I have loved "Globe trekker" (*cough Lonely Planet*) for several years, since it was on the travel channel and all that.

It was my mom and I's first "our show" and we both fell in love with Ian. And we both scorned Justine with all the other hosts being somewhere in the middle.

So when I was 13, I think (that being just on six years ago...hey it's my birthday since two minutes ago!) I wrote to Ian, care of Pilot Productions. After about three months, I got a postcard back, which was postmarked from Singapore. The post card was Ian as a six year old school-boy. He proclaimed me his number one fan (I guess I signed my letter that, silly old 13 year old me) and said a few other things, and he signed the letter "lots of love and [I think it says] travels."

That was perfectly thrilling, and the post card was of course as adorable as you would except something coming from Ian.

Anyway, I was bummed when the show starting showing only on sporadic Sunday nights at Midnight on PBS. But it's still the best and I watch whenever I can.

I think I love the Nepal episode best, I have seen it bunches of times and would love to go there.

And as an end-note, I think travel show host is probably the best career on earth. Being PAID to travel and be on camera, what a dream. Sigh.

Anyway, hi!
Current Mood: bouncybouncy

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February 5th, 2006

10:06 pm - my thoughts
I watched Justine do an episode about her trip to San Francisco and at first I was kinda etchy because she was going to be in America and honestly, I thought it was just going to be a giant bore. But it was really interesting. Frankly, I'd like it more if they just did in-depth tours of one city than a bunch of trips across the country... but then again, the trip they did across Canada was absolutely mind blowing. I can't get enough, GT is like crack.
Current Mood: frustratedaddicted

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February 4th, 2006

01:43 am - You know you have a kick ass teacher when
In Ontario, Canada, there is a course called "Travel and Tourism" (which I love and I know I'm bragging but I'm one of the top students). Right now we're doing Caribbeans.

Anyway the other day my teacher brings in a tv in the classroom and puts a video on. Right when the music went on (and it had a blank screen), I yelled "WE'RE WATCHING GLOBE TREKKER!!!!" My teacher starts to smile and says "It's the Cuba/Haiti one" I replyed with bright eyes "WITH MY HERO IAN WRIGHT!!!! I've seen the episode way too many times." My teacher was laughing.

He later told me we're going to be watching some more through the rest of the school year.

Any teacher who plays globe trekker should been given an award.

He is already one my favorite teachers. He been to many places and loves to tell his travel stories with my class.

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January 1st, 2006

01:42 am - happy new year everyone!
hey everyone! :D I started watching Globe Trekker this past summer on PBS, and I completely fell in love with the show. I've always enjoyed travelling and watching other travel shows like Burt Wolf. I really like how they do the extra little "mini" globe trekker feature at the end of the show too. That's one thing about Globe Trekker that sets it apart from other travel shows that I've seen. The only problem is that they took Globe Trekker off the air where I live xP. Oh well, I'm just glad that I found this community! :D

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