People & Places
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If Australia makes you think of beaches and BBQs, cricket, and cork hats, you haven’t seen anything yet. Giant deserts, ancient rainforest, tropical coasts, and mystical rock formations. Not to mention, some of the weirdest and most wonderful animals on the planet.
Nowhere is the American way of life as relaxed as on Florida's beaches. The Keys, a chain of islands at the far southern end of the state, reveal a more laid-back side of the USA. But all of Florida amazes – with secluded beaches, unspoiled nature, and the legacy of the early European settlers.
Explore and celebrate the great richness of Islamic art and architecture throughout the world to peer into extraordinary palaces and mosques, decorated with exquisite gardens, ceramics, and paintings, to watch the play of light and space, and to sense the sheen of delicate textiles.
The culture of Japan is incredible, from bloom festivals to ultra-modern cities. But there are also more than 130 mammals and 600 bird species dwelling in Japan’s 6,852 islands. This island chain is long enough to span climate zones, providing a huge range of habitat.
A library on four legs, the world's only existing Camel Library is located in Northern Kenya. As they pass antelopes and giraffes, the heavily loaded caravan of camels are routinely carrying books through the rough savannah.
Immerse yourself in the world of the rich and famous and follow the owner and workers who call this super tower home. With unprecedented access, get a glimpse of what it is like to live, work, and play in the World's Tallest Tower.
With 50 countries and 700 million people, Europe is renowned for its cities and culture. But what about its wilderness and wildlife? Go beyond Europe's urban exterior and explore its vast forests, mountain ranges, and coastlines.
Latin America is coined by the meeting of the Old and the New World. Here you find the legacy of pre-Columbian advanced civilizations, colonial architecture, and the beauty of nature. Presenter Christopher Clark follows the tracks of early advanced civilizations in Palenque and Teotihuacán.
Mexico knows how to keep its secrets. Especially in the Western Sierra Madre, which plunges from the highlands towards the Pacific Ocean. El Chepe is one of the ten legendary trains on the planet, and one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world.
Find out about the beauty of indigenous cultures - powerful, touching, and thoughtful. At the edges of the world we know, far away from civilization, the last indigenous communities live as hunters, shepherds, farmers, or fishermen.
The Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang is one of the last sanctuaries of authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. Long isolated by geography and politics, the people have struggled to survive, and the 15th-century monasteries that are the center of their culture have come dangerously close to collapsing.
Amine Bendriouich is a Moroccan stylist. Pokémon Gnakry is a hip-hop dance group, created in 2006 by dancer Djoumii in the upper suburbs of Conakry. Idah Razafindrakoto is a young Malagasy graphic novel author and illustrator, living in Cameroon.