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Breaking Borders takes you with chef Michael Voltaggio and journalist Mariana van Zellar on their journey to finding the true behind the story. They strive to find the two conflicting groups and find out both sides to the story. They usually find a different country currently in conflict. Mariana usually tries to dig deeper into the story to find out what caused the rift, while Michael usually tries to create a culinary meal inspired by the country.

This show helps solve issues, or at least tries their best to get to the bottom of the story and see how they can solve it.

Breaking Borders is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on March 15, 2015.

Where do I stream Breaking Borders online? Breaking Borders is available for streaming on travel CHANNEL, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Breaking Borders on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV, Pluto TV online.

Sundays 9:00 PM et/pt on travel CHANNEL
1 Season, 13 Episodes
March 15, 2015
Food, Reality, Travel
8.5/10
Cast: Mariana van Zeller, Michael Voltaggio
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Breaking Borders Full Episode Guide

  • After 50 years of silence, Myanmar has declared itself a democracy. With an election coming, Mariana & Michael visit to see how the changes are affecting the citizens. They speak with monks, guerrilla leaders & try pig eyeballs.

  • Mariana & Michael fly to Sri Lanka, a country whose bloody civil war lasted from 1983-2009, killing close to 100,000 Buddhists and Hindus. They visit a Tamil orphanage, discuss the need for brutality and spear fish for dinner.

  • Mariana and Michael head to Lebanon, a country surrounded by turmoil.

  • Mariana & Michael go to Cyprus, an island nation where religious violence split a city in two, creating tension & the need for UN protection. They explore an abandoned airport, fish near a ghost town, and dine in the buffer zone.

  • After Pol Pots reign of terror, Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio visit a rebuilding Cambodia.

  • Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio travel to Rwanda, which experienced unprecedented genocide in 1994.

  • The last TV crew to enter Cuba before the announcement of the 50-year embargo being lifted, Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio go to the communist island to talk about the state of the nation, what has changed, and the future expectations and hopes.

  • Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio visit Kashmir to learn about the conflict that threatens its existence: to be part of India, part of Pakistan or its own independent state. Mariana and Michael walk through heavily guarded streets and visit a floating market.

  • Mariana and Michael travel to the US-Mexico Border.

  • Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio visit Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio visit Egypt and are confronted by the police, have their passports confiscated and ride camels near the pyramids.

  • Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio travel to Northern Ireland to bring Catholics and Protestants together for a meal and conversation. They witness heated clashes during marching season, sip on Guinness and dine in the Crumlin Road Jail.

  • Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio travel to Israel and Palestine to bring both sides together for a meal and conversation. They get caught in the streets of Hebron among locals, soldiers and settlers as they explore the holiest sites on Earth.