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Globe Trekker: Venezuela (2008)

Ian Wright , Megan McCormick , Ian Cross  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Ian Wright, Megan McCormick
  • Directors: Ian Cross
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Surround Sound
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Pilot Productions
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017LGF3C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,511 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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About the Actor

43-year-old Englishman Ian Wright has packed a great deal of travel and adventure into his life. Before presenting Globe Trekker, Ian spent three months in Guyana with Operation Ian Wright Raleigh, a Prince's Trust initiative, traveling in a self-made bamboo raft down uncharted rivers. He spent three months in Egypt, seven months traveling around India and Nepal, and six months traveling around Europe including Poland and Romania.
An accomplished artist and theatre performer, Ian has had an exhibition of his paintings at Chats Palace. He also devises plays in schools, runs drama and art workshops at the Children's House in Islington on the weekends, and works with children with behavioral difficulties in special schools. After leaving art school, his 'odd jobs' included working as a cycle courier and making and selling crafts, jewelery and homemade jams at Spitalfields Market in East London. He currently lives near here with his wife and family. To relax, Ian enjoys playing football, eating out, and going for walks in the English countryside.
Suffolk-born Ian has traveled all around the globe presenting Globe Trekker. "Comforts don't interest me," he says. "The sort of trips I go on are all about living cheap and getting dirty which is how I like it."
On three occasions, Ian has won the prestigious U.S. Cable Ace Awards for Best Magazine Host for his Morocco, Central Asia, and Ethiopia shows.
Travel philosophy
"If you spend too much time thinking about it, then you miss it! Things come. Keep looking, meet different people, and exchange ideas. There is no rule."

Product Description

Globe Trekker Ian Wright travels to Venezuela, the country where Christopher Columbus first set foot on South American soil. His journey begins in the state of Merida located high in the Andes, home to the country s 5 highest peaks it is known as the roof top of Venezuela. He then heads south by bus to Hato Pinero, a 500 square mile ranch situated in the flat grasslands that cover almost a third of the country. The region is inhabited by the Llaneros, some of the toughest cowboys on the planet as well as an abundance of wildlife including, crocodiles, piranhas and the infamous anaconda. Leaving the wilds of Hato Pinero, Ian travels to Caracas, the nation s capital and home to a quarter of the country s population. He meets up with the reigning Miss Venezuela and learns about the city s famed beauty schools that have groomed a record number of Miss Worlds and Miss Universes. His next destination is Los Roques, an archipelago of 300 sun kissed islands, coral reefs and sand bars that was designated a national park in 1972. The final leg of Ian s journey takes him south to Gran Sabana, Venezuela s lush rainforest region also known as the Lost World because of its strange pre-historic landscapes. He embarks on a 3 day trip down river from Kamorata through the rapids of Devil s Canyon ending his journey with a trek to Angel Falls, the world s tallest waterfall measuring over 1,000 meters in length.

Includes bonus program Globe Trekker Extra: Colombia featuring Megan McCormick.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Ian Wright visit my Country... April 6, 2014
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had to have her, and to see this great friend like is Ian Wright visiting my country ; was an honor...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Venezuela is beautiful March 4, 2013
By Vincet
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There is much diversity, beaches, mountains, rain forest, plains. People is really nice there. Girls are pretty. The beaches are really beautiful. I have gone to Greece. They are beautiful, the water is so warm as in Greece. The spots he visited are the right ones. He also showed the great effort and success of Venezuela in music with the Orchestra of young kids. Great job.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Angel Falls February 11, 2013
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The most varity in one country from huge snake hunts and alligators and paranas to beautuiful Angel Falls at the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool video about Venezuela June 2, 2011
By F. Pena
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If you are venezuelan or you are interested in this country, this is a must see. Ian Wright is a lot of fun and they show the positive things about the country, the people and the culture. Just the oposite of what you watch in the news. I was still living there in 2001 when the video was made. It may be a little different now but as a venezuelan, I totally recommend watching this video (specially if you are thinking about visiting the place).
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1.0 out of 5 stars Learn How to Make Cocaine December 11, 2010
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I used to like Globe Trekker until they totally trashed Colombia. They will show in the Colombia segment how to make cocaine. I am not kidding. This is the worst kind of irresponsible filmmaking I have ever seen (apart from all Oliver Stone agitprop movies). They could have sent the hostess to the Bogota gold museum. They could have sent her to a coffee plantation. They could have sent her to see a massive flower cultivation outfit BUT NO!!! They sent her to a coca farmer who showed her how to make cocaine. Then she went to the Pablo Escobar museum. Pilot Films is not a responsible neutral filmmaker. They paint Venezuela is a paradise (even though it is run by an illiterate communist mad man) and they totally smear Colombia even though Colombia has worked really hard to over come its problems. What kind of agenda are these filmmakers trying to promote? DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF TRASH!!!
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