Rick on Public TV: 2011
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Hi Rick, I wanted to thank you for your travel shows. I'm in the final stages of cancer and enjoy traveling from my easy chair. Thanks again for your enjoyable series. Bill W.
Columbus, ohio USA Tue 12/06/2011
We love your shows and always use them to whet our Euro-travel appetite when trip planning. When can we expect to see the upcoming season and where will you be going to?
Tampa, FL USA Tue 12/06/2011
Dear Mr Steves
You have grossly overlooked the Genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in the early 20th Century in your historical coverage. This abomination was mainly committed under the Young Turk government, but Attaturk (who named himself Ataturk - IE "The Glorius One" by the way) killed off the thousands of remaining starving refugees under his watch. I would give him a far less than glowing review.
Rockport, ma USA Tue 11/29/2011
Your relationship at home
Rick, I love your shows. By going to places away from the tourist traps, we can see the other side of the country you visit. I have often wondered whether your wife travels with you on those shows where she is not shown, and if not, does she get jealous of some of the female friends/tour guides you have made acquaintance with. I am aware that you have a crew with you, but, I know how a woman can get. I guess my question is, has traveling and producing your excellent shows put any strain on your relationship with Ann? Keep up the excellent work and Merry Christmas to you and yours. That goes for the crew too.
Sycamore, Ga USA Mon 11/28/2011
People of Salzburg
Rick, I don't think Salzburgers appreciate being called Tyroleans. That's like calling Washingtonians Oregonians or Canadians.
Enumclaw, WA USA Tue 11/08/2011
Sicily's history: not Arab (just 1 century)
Rick and family; thankyou for your excellent travel tips! Just a note on Sicily's history: as usual for westerners, the "byzantine" (East Roman) empire was left out of your commentary. The arabs only had the island for a century from 9th - 10th, taking it slowly in bits and pieces from the Roman Empire still existing from "New Rome's" seat, Constantinople. See youtube.com "fall of an empire: lesson of Byzantium" for great history which will add to your commentaries on your travels.
Mrs. Judith Irene Matta M.Th
Santa Maria, CA USA Thu 10/20/2011
Show on Iran
Hi Rick, My wife and I regularly watch your travel shows on Channel 8 out of Phoenix. Your episode on Iran that aired this Sunday was fascinating, so much I had to send you a "Thank You" for it. We do learn a lot following you around every week :)
Cottonwood, AZ USA Mon 09/05/2011
Rick's shows are good, except for the emphasis on European Churches, which are now nothing more than crumbling 'museums'. E.g. in his Spain presentation, he said something about 'the wonder of God', which was almost laughable, considering the incence being thrown about. Really it was a flagrant display of 'the wonder of false worship', by even the modest reading of 'God's Word'. In any case Steve tends to overdue these 'museums' in his travels, otherwise I do enjoy them.
Surrey, B.C. Canada Wed 08/24/2011
Hey Rick, Nice to meet you guys today whilst you were filming on the Derwent water cruise boat. Lake District UK
Kevin & Alison
GLoucester, UK Sat 08/13/2011
Have you done a show on the Azores? I'm interested in going there,
Somerville, ma USA Sat 08/06/2011
Rick, I realy enjoy your shows, I would like to see more of Sicily, not just the big cities but more of the smaller ones like, Roccalumera, Savoca, Taormina, Mt.Etna, Sicily has so much to offer. Thank You and keep up the fine shows, Hats off to you and your crew.
Lindenwold, NJ USA Sat 07/16/2011
Paris perfume store
in the show Paris grand and intimate, there was mention of a perfume store that makes perfume up just for you. What is the name of that store and where is it?
Calverton, NY USA Fri 07/15/2011
Rick, I want to hear more about the cities and country. Your show is beginning to be a History Show and not a travel show.
Brookkville, in USA Fri 07/15/2011
Erik, both pronunciations of "affluent" are acceptable:
Phila, PA USA Fri 06/24/2011
My husband and I went to the Landes Musuem around 1973 but you never mentioned it on your show. Is it still in operation and why didn't you go there? It was fantastic!!
Susan C. Johnson
North Hills, Ca USA Sat 06/18/2011
Hi Rick, I love your shows and have used many of your very useful books. You're a WONDERful writer. But could you please pronounce "affluent" correctly? You incorrectly put the stress on the second syllable, instead of the first. I wouldn't mention it, except I've heard it on several shows. Sorry to be so picky, but your shows are so nearly perfect that I thought you'd want to be aware.
Helotes, Texas USA Sat 06/18/2011
Music from the show
Could you post the sheet music for the theme song online? It would be fun to play it myself. If you are going to, could you put it in: Clarinet and flute??
Editor's Note: Thank you for your feedback. As the producer of Rick Steves' Europe it's wonderful to hear from people who appreciate the music we use in the background of the shows. We try to use music that evokes a mood without interfering with what's going on in the scene.
Rick Steves’ European Christmas CD is available to the public via www.ricksteves.com and our online Travel Store. It consists of 20 musical selections from the TV show, including special full-length performances by the Norwegian Girls Choir (Oslo), The Sixteen (London), the Bath Abbey Choir of Boys and Men, the Premiere Brass Quintet (Bath), the Wilhelm-Loehe School Choir (Nurnberg), the Nonsuch Singers (London), and Phonema (Beaune).
For the newer shows (those released from 2006 up to the present), we obtain our music from the APM Music Library. We license the music for use on the show (and for the DVD's and other digital media), but we do not own it and cannot sell it or give specifics about artists and tracks. If you have an I-Phone, you might try the App: Shazam.
The music from the older shows is not available. The composer, Jerry Frank, was planning to work to produce a CD which would have incorporated many of the cuts of music we've used in the various shows. He is a musician who lives here in Seattle and we do not know if he is continuing with plans for that CD.
Also, we do not have access to the music on the oldest “Travels in Europe” shows. Production was ten years ago and we no longer track it Thanks again for your interest.
Rick Steves Europe
Bloomington, MN USA Fri 06/17/2011
Having returned for the third winter to Madeira we are wondering why you have not covered this island. Your programmes are so enjoyable and we would value your comments.
Toronto, Ontari Canada Mon 04/11/2011
I saw Tina our tour guide of a few years ago
Tina was so great. It was the best trip we have ever taken. We hope to take another one this Sept.
Largely, Wa USA Sun 03/13/2011
As I was watching Rick Steves' Norway, he publicly told his (friends/relatives?) during a boat trip near Oslo that the Americans pay only 30% in taxes. Dear Rick, it is an outright lie! We pay Federal, State, local, income, sales, and miriad other taxes that amount to close to 60% of our incomes!!!!! You deceived your European audience by making them believe that they are paying more than we do. Do not forget that we are getting much less for our money than they do.
Paramus, NJ USA Wed 02/23/2011
Hey Rick, first off I have to say your shows are fantastic. I can't get enough of them. One tip though, I think you could easily do a whole show just on the island of Crete. It seems you have covered the major destinations already and Crete is certainly worth a look now. From great hiking and natural surroundings in the Samaria Gorge to the history and remains of Minoan Civilization, not to mention some fantastic beaches and beautiful harbor cities such as Chania, it is a place I can't get enough of.
David City, NE USA Wed 02/16/2011
I'm really enjoying the new shows this year. They're very colorful and interesting. I watch the old ones too but these are a treat.
Loveland, oh USA Mon 02/14/2011
I could have sworn there was a show in which Rick pointed out how the greeks used "tricks" to fool the eye when building their temples. I thought it was at Paestum but its not on the Amalfi Coast episode. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Clinton, NJ USA Wed 02/09/2011
Northern Spain/Camino de Santiago
Dear Rick, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your show on Northern Spain and the Camino de Santiago. As a former 'peregrino' , it brought back many memories from when I went in 2000. Beautifully shot and the brief interviews with pilgrims reminded me of why I went. I had just left my job at a big corp. call centre and needed to clear my head and decide what to do with my life. Like the British guy you interviewed. I wish I could return to the peaceful (mind) time I had. Physically, as you say, it's not for all. bad blisters, tendinitus are common, but usually people who try to rush, have worse problems. Don't be deterred. There was older and younger people than I was (age 37 at the time) of all physical abilities/types, especially some much older people blowing past me on the trails. Just savour and enjoy it. I was surprised you didn't include a pit stop at Gaudi's (Papal) Palace in Astorga (and the chocolate factory there too.) perhaps time was limited, maybe a 2nd show might be in order(?). Ok. Keep up the great work (as always!)
Scarborough, ON Canada Fri 01/14/2011
When will the Basque episode be released on DVD? How much will it cost? I'd like to add this to the collection.
Windsor, ON Canada Wed 01/12/2011