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Tropic of Cancer with Simon Reeve

Tropic of Cancer is a BBC television documentary series presented by Simon Reeve, taking us on a journey around the world following the Tropic of Cancer. Along the Tropic of Cancer, Simon visits Mexico, the Caribbean, Northern Africa, Arabia, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hawaii. And he uncovers environmental, political and human stories from some of the most remote places on the planet.

Episode 1 - Mexico to Bahamas
Simon Reeve travels from the beautiful Pacific coast of Mexico, where he visits the luxurious holiday resorts of Baja California, before crossing the country's rugged interior.

Episode 2 - Western Sahara to Libya
Simon Reeve travels on one of the world's longest trains in Mauritania and visits a forgotten refugee camp in the Algerian desert where more than 100,000 people live.

Episode 3 - Egypt to Oman
In Southern Egypt, next to the ancient temple of Abu Simbal, Simon meets Nubians struggling to maintain their culture following the damming of the Nile and dives in the pristine reefs of the Red Sea.

Episode 4 - India
In India, Simon travels from the coast of Gujarat in the west to Kolkata in the east. Along the way he spots the shy and beautiful Indian wild ass, and in the setting for Kipling's Jungle Book, he bathes an elephant.

Episode 5 - Bangladesh to Burma
This episode takes Simon through Bangladesh and on a perilous covert journey into Burma, where western journalists are banned.

Episode 6 - Laos to Hawaii
Simon's journey begins in the jungles of Southeast Asia and ends in the tropical paradise of Hawaii.


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