Globe Trekker "Indonesia: Java & Sumatra" on WXXI Create

Globe Trekker "Indonesia: Java & Sumatra" on WXXI Create

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Boroubudur Temple

Experience the beauty of Indonesia.

Megan McCormick explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago on Globe Trekker "Indonesia: Java & Sumatra" airing Thursday, February 24 at 9 p.m. on WXXI Create (cable 433/DT21.3). Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, and visits the old Dutch trading schooners. From there she climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby. After visiting the world-famous Boroubudur Temple, Megan travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it. She visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park.

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.