The Ethnographer


Every spring, bluebells carpet the forest floor at Ashridge Estate. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this magical woodland lies 1.5 hours north of London and is easily accessible by train. Take a walk through the bluebell meadows of the Ashridge Estate on this episode of Train Trippin.
Carrizo Plain National Monument might be California's best kept secret. Just 3 hours northwest of #LosAngeles lies the largest remaining native grassland in ...
Every year on March 20th, an ancient ritual takes place in Akre Iraq. Nowruz, meaning "A New Day", is one of the world's oldest holidays and is a celebration of the coming of spring. Its origins can be traced back to Zoroastrianism, an ancient religious faith from the Persian Empire.
In June 1983, South Korea's KBS News began a live televised campaign to reunite family members that were displaced during the nation's bloody civil war. 456 hours later, the program managed to reunite 10,189 family members. Through televised family reunions, this small east asian nation captured the world's imagination and bridged the gap between its war and post-war generations.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest known piece of literature in the world. Written in 2100 BCE it predates Homer's Iliad by 1500 years. The epic is a rich literary text that explores themes of honour, glory and human mortality.
Tokyo is the largest city in human history. Time Machine takes us on a visual journey through rare and historic video footage of Tokyo's rise from Imperial capital to modern megacity.

February 13th, 2019

London in late winter can be a dreary place. Luckily the spa town of Bath is only 1.5 hours away by train. Train Trippin guides you through the rich history and beauty of this winter wonderland. So sit back and enjoy the view.