NEW SHOWS Travel The Sights and Stories of Kew Gardens, London Monday, July 25th In West of central London sits the spectacular 300-acre Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Beautifully landscaped parkland joins expertly planted gardens, palm houses, and more than 50,000 species of native and exotic plants, trees, and flowers. Don’t miss this chance, walk and enjoy the views across this World Heritage Site!
Exclusive Tour of St. Sophia Cathedral - 3D Tour Friday, July 22nd St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv is one of the most breathtaking churches in the world. It is a monument of Ukrainian architecture and a monumental painting of the second decade of the 11th. And don't be fooled, its inside is just as beautiful as the outside, come discover it!
Discover Portsmouth (UK) Saturday, July 23th Portsmouth is one of the UK's historic port cities. It has a rich maritime heritage and has long been considered the home of the British Royal Navy. Let's walk the area of Southsea where you will get to see some great views of the English Channel and also explore the area of Gunwharf and its Spinnaker tower.
Kristina of Norway: Norwegian Princess in Medieval Spain Sunday, June 24th Let's travel to the village of Covarrubias in Spain to discover the history of Kristina of Norway! Kristina descended from the Vikings herself. She has a mysterious past that links her with the kingdom of Spain and the Spanish medieval royal household. Let's unfold this mystery with Lillian!
Azerbaijan: Light Up the Night Monday, July 25th The Flame Towers can be seen from most parts of the city. It is an iconic structure worth seeing both at day and night. But it is definitely even more impressive at night. The lights display transform the towers into a magical experience, making Baku truly into the city of lights. Come with us and see it for yourself with Nurana!
Tuesday, July 26th
Big, bold, and hugely ambitious, the Karnak Temple complex is one of Ancient Egypt's grandest building projects. Dive into 1000 years of history, every known pharaoh stamped its seal on the kingdom's most revered religious sanctuary. I have no words that match how fascinating this place must be!
Sunset On Egypt's River Nile Tuesday, July 26th Sailing in one of the world's most famous rivers, you would be a fool to say no! Especially during the sunset, there isn't a better plan than a boat ride in the sunset on the Nile. This will feel like a breath of fresh air!
Series My Tel Aviv Stories: Episode One Sunday, July 24th You will love wandering around Jaffa’s winding alleyways interspersed with art galleries, historic stone buildings, mosques and churches, the Jaffa Flea Market (Shuk Hapishpishim), and the Jaffa Port!
Food & Drink The Ayurvedic Indian Chai Masala and Tea Sunday, July 24th In India, masala is the word for spice, or a blend of spices. and chai is the word for tea. Masala chai, with a taste quite unlike any other tea drunk in the world, is a comforting, grounding, milky, and historically sweet beverage. And on top of that, it provides Ayurvedic healing for the mind, body and spirit. Come with us and learn how to make your own with Komal!
Kenyan Delicacies Monday, July 25th I always love discovering new foods, especially from different cultures, the different ingredients, flavors, smells, everything! If you're a bit like me you will love this show. We join Simon and cook some Kenyan meals. If you are wondering what the dish below is, it's called Ugali Nyama, one of Kenya's most typical recipes, let Simon tell you more about it.
Saturday, July 23rd
This will be a fun and unique show! Join us each show for a different play. Our host Gerard has been a professional actor for nearly 25 years, and he will be reading and acting a play for us. And after the reading, you can have a chat about the play, theatre, suggestions, and more!
History Cursed Blades and Dark Swords in Myth and Fantasy Monday, July 25th Let's dive into World history with host Lillian, who has a Ph.D. in History, so we're in good hands! She wants to tell us a bit about a favorite topic of hers: swords! We will discover the role that swords played and still do in history, learn about different kinds of swords and more.
In Search of a Shrine - Disappeared Relics of Kyiv Prince Monday, July 25th Let's find where the remainings of a dead prince are! Yes, you read that right. Since 2009, the Ukrainian authorities have been looking for the remains of Kyiv Prince Yaroslav the Wise, which disappeared from his tomb in the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Kyiv. They had been in their spot for a thousand years and in the 20th century just disappeared. Let's discover what happened!
Series - NEW Episodes Series: Vineyard Walks in Moselle, Saar& Ruwer Friday, July 22nd Let's explore vineyards in the Ruwer valley which is famous for Riesling, Riesling is a type of highly regarded white wine. Look at how breathtaking the region is! Let's take a walk there and see the vineyards :)
From Scotland with lots of love Saturday, July 23rd You've loved your holiday trips to Scotland? Or you've never been to Scotland? Or you're of Scottish descent? This live show brings you a mad, colorful, mosaic of the best places of Edinburgh - from the coastline to medieval castles to welcoming quaint villages. Let's see where Sam takes us on Saturday!
Spirit of Japan Tuesday, July 26th What is forest bathing? It's as simple as walking in any natural environment and a way to reconnect with nature. This week, we will take a trip from Tokyo to Yamanashi prefecture and enjoy hiking in a beautiful forest. We will discover Toryu no Taki (dragon waterfall) at the end. Being in nature can restore our mood, refresh and rejuvenate us.
Russians Against the War Friday, July 22nd In this episode, I’ll be sharing names and providing links to top class Russian opposition media. Unsurprisingly, all of them are now located outside Russia. But it’s hasn’t always been like this. Let me tell you their stories.
Sunday, July 24th
Join us and Olga to honor Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. We have seen him fighting for his country all over the news, so let our Ukrainian host tell us more in her show what she thinks about Zelensky. As our host says: "Zelensky embodies what a president should be like. He is honest, direct, caring and fighting for his people and country. We (Ukrainians) thanks to him revived lost concepts of patriotism, dignity and love."
Chat with a Host! Chat and Chill with Sam live in Edinburgh Tuesday, July 26th Usually Sam takes us to see all the wonderful places and landmarks of Edinburgh. But this time it’s about something else. Let’s get to know more about Sam and about life in Scotland in a fun conversation with our host! It’s time to relax and chat about everything that is on our minds with fellow Beamers from around the world. Join in!
Coming Soon Site Seeing in Dalhousie - A beautiful hill station in India Wednesday, July 27th Dalhousie is one of the most visited and popular hill stations in the country. It is known for its pleasant climate and scenic beauty. There are several amazing places to visit in this hill station like Kalatop, Daikund, Panch Pula and more. Don't worry Roopak is doing a few shows to cover a lot of them!
Portree, the capital of Skye, Scotland Wednesday, July 27th Portree, the main town on the Isle of Skye, is a bustling port and a thriving cultural centre. The town is a popular tourists holiday destination and the harbor continues to be used by fishing boats as well as pleasure craft. It boasts excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool, pony-trekking and boat cruises plus plenty of shopping opportunities. Join Sam to explore!
Meet up in Ouzbekistan Wednesday, July 27th Our beloved host Patrick is not in his usual Paris next Wednesday, so of course, he wants to take you guys to his trip! He will be in Bukhara, Ouzbekistan. Be prepared for unique views and let's see what he can show us!
Exploring The Giza Plateau in Egypt Thursday, July 28th How about visiting the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx in Egypt? I know it's a dream of mine to go, so I will be joining. Let's go to the Giza Plateau, in Cairo, and behold truly overwhelming sights and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Chicago Architecture 101 (Part 1) - Commercial Style Thursday, July 28th Did you know that Chicago was the birthplace of the skyscraper? Over the years, the city became a center for architectural experimentation and innovation, home to many buildings that were at one time the tallest in the world. Join in and get to know the amazing architecture in Chicago and why it came to be so famous with Mike!
Travel Show Picks for the Next Days Friday, July 22nd Baku's Cultural Center - A World's Masterpiece: the incredible Cultural Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, has not only been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards, but has also been selected as a finalist for the Inside 2013 interior design awards. Come see it!
Saturday, July 23rd The Charming Migdal!: let’s walk around Migdal, the oldest district of Ashkelon. Apart from the walk in the narrow streets and alleys of the old city, we are going to the oldest museum of Ashkelon to see some interesting artifacts on display. We will also drop by a Judaica store and see some ruins.
Sunday, July 24th Baku: Architecture, Culture and Lifestyle: Baku Boulevard, also known as the National Seaside Park in Baku, Azerbaijan is the favorite promenade of many city residents and visitors and the second largest in Europe. It has been around for over 100 years and is definitely worth exploring.
Odessa Travel Show Part 2: National Opera and Ballet Theater: join host Olga to uncover one of the world's most beautiful theaters, walk in the footsteps of Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninoff and Anna Pavlova and learn why a hundred-year-old city spent a humongous amount of money to build the theater.
Tuesday, July 26th A Tour to The Nairobi National Park: Nairobi National Park has 114 km of pristine savanna. So we will probably "ran into" rhinos, lions, and other animals while walking in the park.
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