Curious Traveler

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  • 2015
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.1  (32)

Curious Traveler takes you to the most intriguing places in the world, to dig deep into the mysteries of each destination's art, architecture and hidden histories. Christine van Blokland brings her passion and curiosity for history, the arts, quirky characters, storytelling, and lifelong learning to this fascinating series.

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Curious Sussex
10. Curious Sussex
May 30, 2019
Why does George IV's Royal Pavilion look so different than other British royal palaces? What happened at the Seven Sisters Cliffs? What is a Smugglers Pub? Who wouldn't sit under a dragon? Where did Sherlock Holmes retire? And what does the Guinness family have to do with a medieval hotel?
Curious Ghent
9. Curious Ghent
May 23, 2019
Who stole the famous Ghent Altarpiece, and who recovered it? And who is restoring it? What is Prinsenhof, and why is it so pretty? Where did the famous Ghent Dragon fly in from? Why is Ghent so famous for its lace? Why is St. Peters Abbey so important to Ghent history?
Curious Dublin Pubs
8. Curious Dublin Pubs
May 16, 2019
Why is Dublin so known for its pubs? Where did traditional Irish music come from? Why are there always flowers decorating a pub? What does the word "pub" mean? What is a "snug?" A Brian Boru harp? And how did a fella named Arthur Guinness become so important?
Curious Bruges
7. Curious Bruges
May 9, 2019
Who were the Flemish Masters, and how did they leave their mark on art history? Who stole Michelangelo's Madonna of Bruges? And who rescued her? Why does Bruges look the same as it did in the Middle Ages? What is a Beguinage? And 'Blind Donkey Alley'? And why are all the colorful buildings surrounding the Markt the same width?
Curious Southern Wales
6. Curious Southern Wales
May 2, 2019
We get curious about the stunning natural landscape of Wales. We visit Brecon Beacons National Park, Pembrokeshire National Park, St. Davids (the smallest city in Britain), Hay-on-Wye (Wales'"Town of Books"), the Victorian seaside resort town of Tenby, and lots and lots of curious castles.
Curious Hong Kong: Culture & Traditions
5. Curious Hong Kong: Culture & Traditions
April 25, 2019
How did Hong Kong get its name? What is so junk-y about a junk boat? Get curious about the Big Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery, and the Wisdom Path on Lantau Island. Then, the Kung Wo Tofu Factory, to learn the centuries-old tofu-making technique. We also take you inside a Tin Hau Temple, the Man Mo Temple, and a traditional Qipao dress-making shop.
Curious Manchester
4. Curious Manchester
April 18, 2019
How did Manchester kick-start 'Railway Mania' in the Industrial Age? What is Manchester's Water Palace? What is so curious about the architecture of the John Rylands and Chetham's Libraries? Why is a bee the symbol of Manchester? Which pub owner shooed her patrons out with a broom? Why is the National Football Museum in Manchester?
Curious Cardiff
3. Curious Cardiff
April 11, 2019
Why is there a giant wall in the middle of Cardiff? Who built Cardiff Castle? And Coch Castle? Why does Cardiff have so many Victorian and Georgian arcades? What is a bara brith? And laverbread? (Seriously, what is it?) Where did Princess Diana give her first public speech in Welsh?
Curious Brussels
2. Curious Brussels
April 4, 2019
Why is La Grande-Place so gilded? How did Brussels' chocolate legacy begin? Where can you walk through the pages of a comic book? How did Flanders become such a source of Master artists?
England's Curious Great West Way
1. England's Curious Great West Way
March 28, 2019
England's Great West Way follows the ancient path from London to Bristol. We take the train & get curious at stops along the way: Stonehenge, Bath's masonic architecture, the Roman Baths, the S.S. Great Britain, sample some curious pub pies, learn some cockney rhyming slang, and visit some charming villages too.
Description

Curious Traveler takes you to the most intriguing places in the world, to dig deep into the mysteries of each destination's art, architecture and hidden histories. Christine van Blokland brings her passion and curiosity for history, the arts, quirky characters, storytelling, and lifelong learning to this fascinating series.

Curious Traveler is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on April 4, 2015.

Where to Watch Curious Traveler

Curious Traveler is available for streaming on the Janson Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Curious Traveler on demand at Amazon and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    April 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (32)