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Travelscope: Crossing The Swiss Alps

Airs Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Award-winning travel journalist and author Joseph Rosendo crosses the Swiss A...

Credit: American Public Television

Above: Award-winning travel journalist and author Joseph Rosendo crosses the Swiss Alps and visits the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier (pictured).

In the fourth season of TRAVELSCOPE, award-winning travel journalist and author Joseph Rosendo shares his personal perspective on cultural tourism from spots close to home as well as exotic worldwide locales. Shot in high definition, the series continues to enlighten and entertain viewers with thrilling destinations on five continents and personal encounters with diverse peoples.

Visit the TRAVELSCOPE blog for more cultural discoveries from around the world.

This season, Rosendo treks into the Australian bush in pursuit of kangaroos, koalas and emus, embarks on an elephant-back safari in South Africa, discovers off-the-beaten-path gems in Bangkok, and traces the history, legends and traditions of the medieval festival of Fasnacht in Germany.

"Crossing The Swiss Alps" - From cosmopolitan Geneva to the UNESCO heritage Aletsch Glacier Joseph travels through Switzerland by bus, train and lake steamer. In Geneva Joseph explores a city that has remained in the forefront of innovation and change and visits Lake Geneva’s fascinating lakeside villages such as the Olympic city of Lausanne.

While in the sun-rich, car-free, 7,000-foot atmosphere of Bettmeralp Joseph enjoys a typical Swiss experience that is filled with glacier treks, colorful festivals, local cuisine, the beauty of the rural countryside and warm Alpine hospitality.

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