There is much to be found in Kyoto. Rudy presents the concept of wab-sabi, the uniquely Japanese art of finding beauty in everyday life. Visit a 15th-century Zen garden, and Philosopher’s Walk, the most popular place to take in spring flowers. Just steps from modern department stores are quiet backstreets with delicate shrines and wooden houses. In the craft capital of Japan, witness the weaving of kimonos. Rudy also visits Kiyomizu-dera Temple, one of the most revered in Kyoto.
Trek through India’s Route of the Gods, a journey that transcends one’s dreams and imagination. Start in Leh, and end in Benares in the valley of the Ganges, crossing the Himalayas at over 16,000 feet. Along the way, you will meet the people that define this remarkable country.Watch Now >>
Revisit an important era in Chinese railroading history when the last of the steam trains increasingly shared the tracks with the more modern diesel and electric trains. Due to the size of China’s population, as well as the land the country occupies, the railroad network is a very important component to everyday life in China.Watch Now >>
In Istanbul’s Spice Market, persimmons are split open to reveal their insides that resemble melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East.Watch Now >>