Trip Down Nostalgia Lane: You Need To Rewatch These Shows ASAP!

Trip Down Nostalgia Lane: You Need To Rewatch These Shows ASAP!
Revisit these travel shows for a hint of nostalgia Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Watch these shows for a hint of nostalgia and an overload of food and travel

Roop Sawhney
November 27 , 2019
10 Min Read

Growing up, a food or a travel show has always been a guilty pleasure for some at one point or the other. Freshen your memories and revisit the times that were, with these travel and food shows:

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Gordon’s Great Escape
In this food and travel series, the usually cocky demeanour of renowned chef Gordon Ramsay takes a complete turn as he traverses across uncharted territory in India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. The celebrity chef takes his viewers on a culinary adventure to the depths of these Southeast Asian countries. Armed only with his gastronomic prowess, Ramsay goes to unbelievable extents to further his culinary knowledge and sate his fans’ metaphorical hunger. Spread over two seasons and seven episodes, Gordon Ramsay is seen interacting with the locals and really getting down and dirty. Adventure is indeed out there. You can catch the entire series either on YouTube or Dailymotion

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The #departurestv team on top of Jebel Toubkal #morocco #departures @mrjustinlukach @andre_dupuis

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You could only dream of being as spontaneous and impulsive as the Departures duo. In their 2008 show Departures, Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach talk about exactly this, the spontaneity and importance of the journey than the attraction of the destination. The pilot takes off in Canada when the two high school friends along with cameraman Andre Dupuis set out to visit brighter, bigger places. What makes this show especially appealing and captivating are the stories that this trio weaves around the connections they’ve built throughout their journey. From attending a friend’s wedding in Jordan to visiting their friend in Tokyo, this show brings forth stuff that dreams are made of. Panning over 3 seasons and 42 episodes, watch this show not for the glamour but the stories. You can find the entire series on YouTube.

Around The World In 80 days With Michael Palin
We’ve read the book, we’ve seen the film but an unbelievable reality is always more welcome than predictable fiction. In this TV series, Michael Palin recreates and quite literally follows the footsteps of fictional character Phileas Fogg with his five person camera crew appropriately named Passpartout. Given the same deadline, Palin travels around the world without an aircraft and covers many countries including, India, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia among others. Palin retraces Fogg’s journey by using all means of transport except flight, by foot, ships, hot air balloons and even husky dogs. The short 7 part series was then drafted in a book of the same name which recounts his adventures in much more detail. You can catch the series on Dailymotion.

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Mongolia, Long Way Round 2004

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Long Way Round
Stumbling, falling and achieving, this is essentially what describes the Long Way Round in three words. The series follows the journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, as they travel 31,000 kilometres across the world. A travel adventure doesn’t get more rugged and intense as this series, as the duo put their bikes and themselves in perils for the sake of adventure and thrill. The seven part series follows McGregor and Boorman from the suburbs of London to across continents and back. Catch the series on YouTube.  

Zaika India Ka
An Indian travel show doesn’t get more authentic than this. In Zaika India Ka, Vinod Dua traverses the lengths of the country in search of the ultimate street food. With this series you will experience the good, the bad and the ugly right from the comfort of your home. Let this show be your street food guide to India. Catch this series on NDTV.

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Me on a rock in the middle of a river in #manali - shot by @annalogue15 ... Watch out for #TheDewaristsSeason3 "One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind." - Osho #osho

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The Dewarists
Part musical documentary and part travelogue, the Dewarists, weaves music and travel beautifully into the fabric of culture. The show chronicles the journey of artists from all over the world collaborating to make music while travelling India. This show is the ultimate place where music meets travel. Picking up authentic Indian tones and culture and incorporating it in their music, the show has featured the likes of Mohit Chauhan, Indian Ocean, Papon and Parikrama among others. This multi-sensory experience has been spread over 38 episodes in five seasons. You can watch the series on YouTube.

Way Back Home 
From the mountains to the beaches this web travel series takes you to the literal highs and lows of the country, a Himalayan journey and a deep dive into the waters of the Andamans. Follow Rohan Thakur as he meets people, experiences adventure and absorbs culture. This show is all about self-discovery and travel a perfect combination for the millennial with a soul sucking job. Watch this series on YouTube.

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Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation
Looking for the Desi in Britain is one of the biggest ironies in history, but Madhur Jaffrey did it! Navigating her way through Indian and South Asian communities in the UK, Jaffrey attempts a rendezvous between the east and the west. Follow the famous Indian chef in her pursuit of India flavours amongst the Brits. Catch this 2013 show on enhancetv.

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