S01:E01 - The Maldives - Kingdom of 2,000 Islands
Travel from one picturesque atoll to another and become familiar with aspects of the Maldives that sometimes differ from the picture postcard clichés. No matter how hard you try, though, there is no getting away from the fact that, here, you are in a picture postcard. The ever-smiling locals will confirm what you were already thinking: theirs is the most beautiful country in the world.
S01:E02 - Scotland - Scotland the Brave
Scotland is unspoiled nature, coastlines that are being chipped away by the ocean’s time-honored force, steel-colored lochs, timeless castles, and green hills highlighted by heather carpets. Explore a land of exceptional sensations, rare atmospheres, and fantastic lights. Discover Glasgow and Edinburgh, each of which have managed to combine respect for heritage with modernistic ideals.
S01:E03 - Seychelles - Turquoise Sun
‘Heavenly’ is a word commonly used to describe the Seychelles Islands. The Seychelles archipelago, a group of 115 exotic islands, live up to their reputation, and then some. Tranquil beaches and extraordinary flora and fauna exist amidst the inviting breezes of the Indian Ocean, all of which combine to a make for an enchanting destination to unwind.
S01:E04 - Costa Rica - Pure State
The images of Costa Rica are serenely, authentically powerful. In this Central American country, 28 national parks provide protection for some of the world’s richest wildlife. As we discover the many facets of this “American Switzerland”, Pierre Brouwers shows us the amazing natural potential Costa Rica can call upon in pursuit of its development.
S01:E05 - Cuba - a Salsa for Your Senses
Cuba has rhythm in its heart. Become charmed by encounters with an engaging population and by the atmosphere found in the local villages and colonial towns. Stroll through the streets of Havana in the footsteps of Hemingway, frolic with the dolphins at Guardalavaca, and blend in with the jubilant atmosphere of the carnival of Santiago.
S01:E06 - Northern India - the Sensual Empire
Witness of one of the oldest civilizations on the planet. This exceptional documentary will dazzle you by taking you through the most beautiful landscapes of the Ganges valley and Rajasthan, and overall, the ancient empire of India is certain to fascinate you both by its majestic power, as well as the color of its soul.
S01:E07 - Finland - Midnight Sun
Unveil Finland’s identity through beautiful, untamed nature. The Finland of reindeer farmers, aurora borealis, and Santa Claus also boasts its very own special culture: the fruit of an eventful history with its Russian and Swedish neighbors. It will feel like you can smell the fir trees, touch the colors of snow and sun, and feel the hospitality and easy pace of living found here.
S01:E08 - Tokyo - Planet Edo
Edo was the name of Japan’s capital in the days of the shoguns and dictatorships, a city now known as Tokyo. In the 19th century, Edo was the world’s largest city. Today, the sprawling megapolis of this “Capital of the East” is an infinite juxtaposition of districts, where characteristics of a futuristic city exist in stark contrast with quiet neighborhood villages located close by.
S01:E09 - Ibiza - a Feast of Senses
In Ibiza almost everything is an excuse to celebrate, including sunsets. Ibizan’s celebrate on the beach, on boats, and in villas. The local people also celebrate traditional feasts in their villages. Witness an island rich in ancient history, one encircled by creeks, cliffs, and yellow sandy beaches. For those who still harbor a sense of peace and quiet, you will relish a visit to Formentera.
S01:E10 - Hong Kong - Star of China
Laser beams shoot skywards, accentuating the angles of skyscrapers set in neon. Over the bay, the heavy sails of a junk-boat reflect flashes of color, while streaks of light glisten in the wake of the Star ferry. Be fascinated and dazzled by powerful images of Hong Kong, a city whose ambition is to serve as a benchmark for Asia.
S01:E11 - Menorca - the Riders of San Juan
It is impossible to understand the soul of Minorca without having witnessed the festivals of Saint John and tasted the famous pomada, the alcohol-laced lemonade served generously throughout the festivities. Scour an island dotted with outstanding prehistoric sites, edged by sheer cliffs, and blessed with irresistible charm, and trace the portrait of the most appealing of the Balearic Islands.
S01:E12 - Mallorca - Sunshine and the Arts
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. Sunshine and the variety of unique landscapes attract visitors by the millions. The island has also fascinated a handful of the world’s most-famous artists over the years. Names like Miró, Picasso, Dali, Chopin, and George Sand all fell under the spell of this sensational, irresistible island.
S01:E13 - New Caledonia - the Red and the Blue
After two decades, it was a tremendous pleasure for Pierre Brouwers to take scour every corner and take a fresh look at New Caledonia, especially to see how much it had changed. Experience the local way of life, visit an incredible lagoon, and encounter amazing landscapes. Here, there’s a new discovery around every corner.
S01:E14 - Madagascar
For 200 million years, and detached from the African continent, Madagascar has been isolated from the rest of the world, giving the life that calls this island home a chance to develop in its’ own unique fashion. Mighty volcanoes, freshwater rivers, and primary forests make up a strange yet captivating setting that is home to thousands of animal and plant species specific only to this location.