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NHK – Somewhere Street (2018) Mijas, Spain

NHK Somewhere Street Collection 1 6of7 Mijas Spain
Somewhere Street: Collection 1
A close-up look at cities worldwide, as seen by a walking tourist. Viewers visit places off the beaten path, meet ordinary people, and enjoy a travel experience that’s only possible on foot.

Part 1: Zurich Switzerland
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland which borders the Lake Zurich, located in northern part of it. Around 20km away from the German border, the city has been an important transportation hub since the old days and it has been chosen as one of the top livable cities in the world. Let’s take a walk in Zurich streets!


Part 2: Oslo Norway
Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a city founded by the Vikings in the 11th century, and tourists from all over the world come here attracted to its unique history and culture. In this episode, we stroll around such unique city streets.


Part 3: Nagasaki Japan
Attracting over 6 million visitors from Japan as well as the rest of the world, Nagasaki Prefecture is a major tourist destination. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, Nagasaki was the only port in Japan where foreign trade was permitted. After Japan opened its doors to the West in the 19th century, Nagasaki’s prosperous shipbuilding industry triggered the modernization of Japan. In this episode, we stroll around the beautiful city surrounding slopes and covered with houses known as the “city of hills”.


Part 4: Yangon Myanmar
Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar formerly known as Burma. Almost 90% of Myanmar’s residents are devout Buddhists and follow a life in accordance with their faith. In this episode, we stroll around the city which is rapidly changing in step with its developing economy.


Part 5: Manila the Philippines
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. In the 16th century, the Spanish built “Intramuros” the fortress city in Manila. Spain colonized the Philippines, and continued to rule it for 300 years. Today suburban development is advancing but the traditional lifestyles have not been totally discarded. In this episode, we stroll around the city which is rapidly changing in step with its developing economy.


Part 6: Mijas Spain
This is Andalusia, in southern Spain. Midway up the mountain is the village of Mijas. The walls of the buildings were whitewashed in order to fend off the powerful rays of the sun, making it one of Andalusian’s traditional “white villages.” During the 1960’s the walls were whitewashed with lime in order to protect the city from the harsh sunlight and disease, as well as to attract tourists.


Part 7: Asuncion Paraguay
Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay is located in the middle of South America. Established during the 16th century by Spaniards who had traveled across the Atlantic Ocean, the city proved to be a convenient and strategic base for colonial development. Rather than fighting with the Spaniards, the indigenous Guarani chose to protect their bloodline by entering into alliances and intermarriage with the conquerors. Thus the Guarani culture is still a vital part of life in Asuncion today. In this episode we explore Asuncion and meet its residents who love their traditions and their distinctive culture.

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