Travelscope: Switzerland - Scaling The Jungfrau Region
Airs Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Propelled by a national Emmy nomination and multiple Telly Awards in 2010, the fifth season of "Travelscope" takes the series to new heights with trips to exotic destinations in Rwanda, Guatemala and Istanbul, and also to much-beloved spots in Switzerland, Ireland and Greece.
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Host Joseph Rosendo's open-hearted and welcoming personality invites viewers to join him on his cultural discoveries around the world. In its fifth season, "Travelscope" stays true to its mission of illustrating the enduring truth in Mark Twain’s quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."
"Switzerland - Scaling The Jungfrau Region" - Surrounded by Switzerland’s mountain landscape, it’s easy to see why the Swiss understand the value of nature. It is not a luxury reserved for a few, but a treasure shared by all. Joseph travels into the Grindelwald Valley to experience the grandeur of Switzerland’s most typically-Swiss region – the Jungfrau.
Constantly shadowed by the towering heights of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, all above 12,000 feet, Joseph partakes of Swiss mountain culture at local street fairs and festivals. He gets to take part in a cheese-making demonstration and run with the goats through the streets of Wengen, a car-free mountain town. To get an up-close experience with the peaks he hikes to the Gleckstein, a mountain hut for climbers, and literally tops off his adventure with a train journey to the highest train station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch.
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