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  • WALKING THE WORLD

  • Premieres Monday Feb 4th at 9:20 pm, 8:20 pm BKK/JKT
  • Nat Geo Adventure

DESCRIPTION

The ultimate real life adventure/ long distance walking series!  Features The Camino de Santiago and immerses viewers in history, music, culture and stories of the fascinatingpeople that take these incredible journeys.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Walking the World : Ep 1
    The epic journey from France, across Spain, and on to the Atlantic ocean begins, and Chris is literally thrown in at the deep end with a strenuous hike crossing the Pyrenees on his first day! With no shelter on the top it is literally do or die on the hardest day's walking of Chris' life. Beautiful scenery and fascinating history allow Chris to get into the true feel of the walk until the insanity of the running with the bulls in Pamplona immerses him in the Spanish lust for life. A day at bullfighting school attempts to give Chris an edge on the death-defying run into the bull ring but nothing can prepare him for the horned terror to come or, for that matter, the thousands of round the clock Pamplona party-goers. Leaving Pamplona, the Camino path becomes a true walker's delight with magical views, fascinating stories, and friendships made around every corner. The spontaneity is captivating as we travel over ancient Roman paths and bridges. This extraordinary week ends with a stop at the world's only free wine fountain where hours of storytelling with other walkers sums up how amazing this journey is. Finally, we end our first week in Estella, which is holding its annual music festival and fiesta, and where Chris gets to lead the local brass band through its historic streets. A fitting end to his first amazing week walking the Camino de Santiago.
  • Walking the World : Ep 2
    Walking the World explores the scenery, history, and culture of famous treks all over the planet. The Camino de Santiago is the most famous pilgrimage of Spain, where, for over one thousand years, pilgrims have walked from France over the Pyrenees across northern Spain along the Way of St. James to the cathedral Santiago de Compostela. In his second stage of the journey host Chris Newland walks through the wine-producing region of La Rioja and celebrates a street festival in Burgos.
  • Walking the World : Ep 3
    Walking the World explores the scenery, history, and culture of famous treks all over the planet. The Camino de Santiago is the most famous pilgrimage of Spain, where, for over one thousand years, pilgrims have walked from France over the Pyrenees across northern Spain along the Way of St. James to the cathedral Santiago de Compostela. In his third stage of the journey host Chris Newland walks over the sunbaked farmlands of the Meseta, from Burgos to León, with stops along the way at relaxing oases for the weary pilgrim.
  • Walking the World : Ep 4
    A week of magic and mystery, magnificent Templar castles and Gaudi palaces, as we walk back to medieval times to the town of Orbigo which still hosts annual jousting tournaments. We meet a real life Templar knight who dresses in armour in the misty mountains of Manjarin and we take part in an ancient ceremony before sleeping in the cow shed. We go on through Astorga where Napoleon's troops once marched and Gaudi designed a stunning palace. We climb to Cruz de Ferro and reach the highest point on the Camino, which allows us magnificent mountain walking with views to match. Then on to Ponferrada with its magnificent Templar castle that we are asked to leave after climbing a perilous tower while it is being refurbished. We visit what must be the world's most bizarre bar where the spooky owner lives with his pet pig, stuffed animals and reportedly his dead mother in a coffin behind the bar and on to Villafranco yet another beautiful town, with an incredible hostel, Ave Fenix where walkers take part in a Queimada ritual...where a cauldron of unique and magical liquor is set alight and the walkers drink from wooden bowls as spells are cast under the stars. The week ends with a huge climb up a mountain to one of the world's most unusual places, O Cebreiro, a hobbit village of round stone-built, thatched houses surrounded by bagpipe music and mystery.
  • Walking the World : Ep 5
    Week 5 brings the legendary city of Santiago de Compostela within our sights and camaraderie, castles, history, stunning beauty, characters, cuisine and flower-decked monster truck festivals are in no short supply. We walk through the lakeside town of Portomarin where the town was moved brick by brick up a hill to save it from a dam and on to Melide where we eat at a famous Pulperia restaurant which only serves octopus. A priest blesses hundreds of trucks festooned with flowers with horns blaring and accompanied by music and dancing and on to our first views of Santiago from Monte do Gozo where we hold a musical jam session in the rain. So many friends, memories and adventures-it's time to go over the past 5 weeks.
  • Walking the World : Ep 6
    Walking the World explores the scenery, history, and culture of famous treks all over the planet. The Camino de Santiago is the most famous pilgrimage of Spain, where, for over one thousand years, pilgrims have walked from France over the Pyrenees across northern Spain along the Way of St. James to the cathedral Santiago de Compostela. In his final stage of walking the Camino de Santiago, host Chris Newland partakes in the ceremonious festivities commemorating the end of his journey in Santiago de Compostela and at "the end of the world" at Finisterre, while also reminiscing on what he's learned along the way.
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