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3 Travel-Related Show On Netflix To Fix Your Wanderlust

We need to accept that the current situation of the pandemic in our county just makes our hope for international travel within this year gone with the wind. If our government re-open the border for international departure, we are still unsure the status of acceptance of receiving country towards us. Maybe, they will ban totally, or we need to undergo a specific period of quarantine and so on.

With recent data and prediction released by UNTWO; international tourism is said to be fully back as usual somewhere around the third quarter of 2021 or early 2022, this would mean that if we want to travel, we can do it within Malaysia for the time being.

But, there are many ways you can satisfy your wanderlust from home: reading a great book, pinning your #traveltomorrow bucket list on Pinterest, or just curling up on your couch with a great travel docuseries on Netflix!

Here are 3 travel-related shows on Netflix for you to fix your wanderlust!

Dark Tourist

Genre : Documentaries
Season : 1
Episodes : 8 

While most tourists like to visit popular sites and attractions, like beaches, stadiums and museums, while on vacation. There is a subset of tourism, however, that involves visiting places that are historically associated with death and tragedy.

In the docuseries, Journalist David Farrier focuses on that area of travel, known as dark tourism. In each episode, Farrier travels to a different locale to visit destinations and have experiences that wouldn't be on most vacationers' bucket lists.

He embeds himself in a death-worshipping cult in Mexico, sees tourists soaking up radiation left behind in Fukushima, meets vampires in New Orleans, and travels to the most-nuked place on Earth for atomic swimming and fishing.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

Genre : Documentaries
Season : 4
Episodes : 15 

Based on the comedic viewpoints of Jack Whitehall, Travels with My Father follows Jack, a 28-year-old comedian, embarking on the trip of a lifetime with his father, Michael.

The two set off on a journey across South East Asia to partake in a series of adventures, mishaps and escapades with two very different perspectives and what interest the is; along the way, the Whitehalls partake in a number of unique experiences, including attending an elephant polo match in Bangkok and taking a primitive train ride in Cambodia. When it's over, the father and son reflect on the impact of their journey.

Series 1 sees Jack and his father, Michael, embark on the trip of a lifetime across South East Asia. Series 2 is about their road-trip to Europe where they visited Germany, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey.

Season 3 meanwhile documented their journey to the western side of America and the latest instalment that released in September 2020 show them having fun in Australia where Jack tried speed dating, having a cricket match and even competing in a drag show before ending their trip to Queensland and Uluru.

Tales By Light

Genre : Documentaries
Season : 3
Episodes : 12 

Originally aired in National Geographic, a subscription television network in Australia and New Zealand, Tales By Light The program is branded content and a joint venture between National Geographic and Canon which follows a number of professional photographers travelling around the world to capture images which tell a story.

The documentaries were shot in 15 countries over the course of one year, it is an insight into what it takes to capture images that tell powerful stories of a diverse mix of landscape, wildlife, underwater, sports and cultural.

Photo Credit : Untitled Film Works


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