Situated in South Western Europe, Spain is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Europe, both in its landscape and its culture. Traveler Shilpa Mehta explores Northern Spain during the Fiesta season, while Chr... more »istina Chang, goes beyond the tourist hotspots of the Costa del Sol and travels inland to discover the real Southern Spain. Along the way · Visit the beautiful cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Grenada · Attend the Pamplona fiesta and its famous running of the bull · Walk the Pilgrim Trail, a religious journey to Santiago de Compostella · Explore Cazorla National Park · Admire the lunar landscape around Tabernas, the spaghetti western territory · Take part in a re-enactment of the battle of the Moors and the Christians at the Alcoy festival.« less
Spanish Teacher and Mommy | St. Louis MO | 03/19/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I had hoped to use this in my (Spanish) classroom, to replace an old PBS Going Places VHS. However, it has several things in it that are inappropriate for school-aged children (I'd put it at about PG-13) and I certainly can't use it in a middle-school classroom! Scenes about ancient sex toys are pretty much unnecessary in any travel video; then to find that the exhibit was traveling and not even a permanent fixture in the town just made me more upset! I do love the adventurousness of this series; but sometimes things go a bit over the edge (there's an emphasis on drinking and partying, and some of the ways the two women sleep are simply unsafe for women traveling alone!) This is a very informative video for the average adult traveler. I simply can't use it in the classroom."
Not your Average Travel Video
Jackie Foster | Scottsdale, AZ USA | 08/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Globe Trekker is an acquired taste! But for those of us who have acquired it - oh, baby!!! This is not your typical travel video. You won't be shown the top sights in a spot and then have specific hotels or eating establishments pushed on you. This is a funny, zany look at travel through the eyes of various people who feel like friends by the end of the shows. This shows you see the underbelly of Spain. The culture. The people. Use it to supplement that Rick Steves video (which are always first rate) and the guidebooks you will buy. Don't expect it all, just expect fun!"
Not a typical Globe trekker!
Spanish and Cultures teacher | Chicago, IL | 04/23/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Although most of these videos are very fun, accurate, and educational to some extent, this Spain episode is not very good. The Northern section is fine and interesting but then in the Southern section there are strange sexual references on a few occasions making it impossible to show in a classroom. Having lived in Spain, it seems to overly stress stereotypes of what the people and places are like and doesn't do the culture justice."
Inappropriate DVD for classroom use
professora -spanish | Seattle, WA USA | 02/04/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video has a short segment that is inappropriate for middle school and younger. I will not order Globe trekker for my classroom again. Some type of rating should've been on the box. Thank goodness I previewed the DVD. I'm not sure it is even appropriate for the high school Spanish classes."
Good enough for High School
Da Maestra | Boston, MA | 05/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am High School teacher in MA. I have also lived in Spain and can attest that everything shown in this video is accurate. Certainly there are parts that must not be shown in a classroom, ie. the Inquisition torture artifact museum. However, there are numerous examples in which the Spanish way of life is faithfully portrayed. Whether it be enjoy the typical siesta, numerous Fiestas, bullfights, museums, etc. Do not allow yourself to be swayed by the opinions of the other reviews of this product, the videos are informative and accurate. Spain is the most visited country in Europe, it is very Catholic, it have many many Fiestas, and is widely known for its siesta (in which everything closes). It shows Spain as it is!"