City, State – This fall, join European travel expert Rick Steves for Andalucía: The Best of Southern Spain, a new one-hour special on KXXX that will show off the quintessence of Europe's more passionate corner.
Here Steves dishes up the classic Andalusian experiences in the classic Andalusian places: sparkling sherry poured with an intoxicating love of life; Moorish palaces persistently dazzling through their Reconquista veneer; fiery Gypsy musicians taunting those in need of a little more soul; a never-to-forget paella feast on a sunny, seductively laid-back beach; a mighty rock drilled through with history and overrun with mischievous monkeys...and British imperialism; gourmet meals glistening with olive oil and time-honored traditions; somber religious processions followed by flamboyant flamenco revelry; weeping Virgins carried high above the festival throngs; fans and mantillas that tell a story; and the ultimate spring fair, with fancy horses pulling pretty ladies who somehow make polka-dots look elegant. Hold on to your castanets — you're in for an Andalusian extravaganza.
Engaging and rich in art and history, while celebrating today's culture, this fast-moving hour – filmed in sparkling high-definition – involves you in the action: slicing the jamón, cheering the dancers, celebrating the rituals, engulfed in paella steam, and soaking up the sun. Andalucía is vibrant sangria of civilizations. It's a lifestyle, it's proud...and it just may be the south coast of your travel dreams. Don't miss Rick Steves' Andalucía: the Best of Southern Spain. [Sunday, October X, Xpm, on KXXX]
Rick Steves' film crew consists of Steves, producer Simon Griffith, cameraman Karel Bauer, and editor Steve Cammarano. The special is produced by Back Door Productions based at Rick Steves' Europe Through The Back Door Inc., presented by OPB, and distributed through American Public Television at no cost to public television stations nationwide.
To learn more about Rick Steves' books, tours, television projects, and radio program, visit www.ricksteves.com.
For review tapes, photos, or interviews, contact Ashley Sytsma at Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, 130 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020, Tel: 425-608-4293 / Fax: 425-771-0833 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Steves in on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Since 1973, Rick has spent four months every year exploring Europe. He has researched and written more than 50 travel guidebooks, writes and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and also produces and hosts the weekly public radio show Travel with Rick Steves. He is currently the best selling guidebook author for international travel in the United States. With the help of his hardworking staff at Europe Through the Back Door, Rick organizes tours of Europe and offers an information packed web site (www.ricksteves.com).