Since the 1860s, Bolivia has lost land to all its surrounding countries, leaving it landlocked and without vital access to coastal ports. As compensation, both Chile and Brazil agreed to build railways from Bolivia to their coasts, but they have not received proper investment since. Zay Harding travels along these railways from the Brazilian Pantanal to the Chilean coast. The first stop is Bolivias agricultural heartland of Santa Cruz, followed by the constitutional capital of Sucre. Zay then heads... [see more] to Potosi, where he turns his hand to being a miner for the day, followed by a journey to Uyuni, where he visits the Salar de Uyuni a salt flat rich in both salt and lithium. Zay heads to Bolivias administrative capital, La Paz, before concluding his trip at the Pacific coast.
GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off-the-beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages. The ninth season features brand-new episodes filmed in Madrid, Barcelona, Senegal and Cape Verde, the Caribbean Islands, Antarctica, Brazil and Tibet.