Hi my lovely readers!
You could say my region here in the UK has been in lockdown again for almost two months now. Lockdown number three for me. I must say I am slightly getting bored without being able to go anywhere and explore my English Heritage and National Trust sites. I am deprived of historic sites!
BUT, luckily I have Netflix and Amazon Prime and there are some travel shows that I am totally loving at the moment and that keep me connected to travel 🙂 I guess they are relieving my desire to travel a little and are some sort of travel fix.
There are some great travel and culture shows out there and they keep me going when I am stuck at home, especially now when it is so cold and I do not even want to go for a short walk anymore.
Here are my top five travel shows that I recently came across and am just obsessed with right now. There are plenty more and they are on my list, but of course the day only has 24 hours.
1. JAMES MAY: OUR MAN IN JAPAN – AMAZON
This has been one of my favourite travel shows by far lately. This show is just bonkers and hilarious!
James May, better known for Top Gear or now The Grand Tour, travels around Japan from the North all the way to the South and meets up with locals that show him around.
If you are looking for a sightseeing show, this one is not for you. James May travels around to explore culture and traditions as well as modern day activities such as going to a Maid Cafe and taking a sightseeing tour with a robot as his guide.
2. MUSEUM SECRETS – AMAZON
Museum Secrets is a super interesting show about, well different museums around the world and their secrets. Haha, it is exactly what the title states.
I love culture. I always visit at least one museum when I go abroad and often more as I want to learn more about the history, present and future of the country I visit.
Now that I cannot do that anymore, Museum Secrets gives me a glimpse of the different museums across the world, their collections and often their dirty, bloody, scary and interesting secrets.
3. TRAVELS BY NARROW BOAT – AMAZON
This show follows Kevin Shelley aka Country House Gent around the UK on his narrow boat, his canal boat.
He gives up his entire life more or less to buy a canal boat to explore the waterways of Britain. He films his entire journey himself, his interactions with locals, how he lives and cooks, any troubles he has with the canal boat and how he teaches himself how to operate the canal boat and get through locks and tunnels.
Throughout the show, you get to explore the beauty of the canal system, the tranquility, stunning scenery and much more.
It is not a TV production show at all how it is filmed, just a man, his camera or phone and that is it. But that is why I also like this show. It is a self filmed and self produced sort of documentary.
4. DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET – NETFLIX
Who does not love a show with David Attenborough?
His newest documentary is more or less an extension of the other shows he is famous for such as Our Planet. This documentary is a bit different from the others though with more emphasis on education, climate change and how we harm the planet.
He talks about his journey from when he started out travelling the world, talking about nature and wildlife to what he is seeing and experiencing now, how the world has changed.
This documentary made me very emotional and as always is inspiring to encourage us to make changes to do our bit to save the planet, save our wildlife and ecosystems.
5. STREET FOOD ASIA – NETFLIX
I really love this show. I love Asia and I think Asian food is one of the tastiest in the world. This travel/food show is not like the standard travel shows. You do not have a host that travels around, you travel around Asia and see everything through the eyes of the locals, which I particularly enjoy.
You follow people from different Asian cities and learn about their story, what makes them special and how they become cooks for instance. Of course along the way you get to learn more about the food culture in Asia and get to see some of the cities and their food specialities.
What travel shows are you following right now to get your travel fix?