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We find out what Sechselauten really means when we join Joseph on his springtime visit to Zurich, Switzerland. Considered a dry, formal, business town, Zurich casts off the stereotypes and its residents slough off their inhibitions when they welcome spring in celebration with the town's historic medieval trade unions. On parade day Joseph dons a baker's cap and joins the Bakers Guild for a romp through the streets of Zurich to the square where the Bogg (snowman) who, in observation of the end of winter, loses his head in a burst of firecrackers.

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Mon Mar 11th, 9:30am
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On Joseph's second visit to South Korea he discovers that apart from the many attractions of the capital city of Seoul, once you get out into the countryside many treasures await you. From world heritage temples to Olympic venues from historic towns to great food, he finds a world of surprises. The gems are many and each has a particular charm all its own. And, of course, the greatest treasures of all are always the people and the gracious warm-hearted welcome they offer. It's the kind of experience that keeps one excited to find out what they would discover on their next visit to South Korea.

Toronto is a city of neighborhoods and, like Toronto; they are ever becoming more themselves. In his exploration of Toronto and its ever-emerging neighborhoods Joseph discovers that change can mean repurposing old buildings, welcoming new businesses, and building new facilities and infrastructure. Yet, at the core of all the city's changes he finds cultural connections which prove that Toronto and its neighborhoods are firmly rooted in their historic, natural and multi-cultural roots. It's what makes visiting Toronto like seeing an old friend as well as meeting a new one for the first time.

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Fri Apr 19th, 9:30am
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Wed Apr 24th, 4:30am

Joseph embarks on his fourth visit to Taiwan and his sixth episode in the country. Using Taiwan's extensive train system he rides the rails in search of treasures at the ends of the lines. He discovers that Taiwan's rail system is indeed a pathway to adventures that never cease to entertain, educate and enchant. On his journey, Taiwan's natural beauty, cultural richness, colorful history and creative spirit are revealed. It also becomes clear that it doesn't matter how one gets around the island, what matters is what you find.

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Mon Apr 22nd, 9:30am
Mon Apr 22nd, 3:30pm
Thu Apr 25th, 10:30pm
Fri Apr 26th, 4:30am

Joseph continues his Taiwan Rail Adventure. As he rides the rail system he finds natural and cultural adventures that entertain, educate and enchant the traveler. Along with Taiwan's natural beauty, cultural richness and colorful history, Joseph learns that rather than demolish the old, the Taiwanese are repurposing outdated train stations, rail lines and the remnants of industries the rails once supported in order to serve Taiwan's ever-growing and changing population in new ways.

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.

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