Monday, December 7, 2009

Meet the Natives

Yesterday we were flipping channels and came across Meet the Natives: USA on Travel Channel. If you haven't seen this show, I highly recommend it. It's a group of five men from a tribe in Vanuatu who travel to the US for five weeks to learn more about our country and the people here.

"Insightful, entertaining and unforgettable, the extraordinary journey of 5 men from the remote Pacific island of Tanna across the USA will force us to look at ourselves through brand-new eyes.Why are we so obsessed with money and possessions? Why do we treat our pets better than some of our fellow citizens? What does "family" mean to us? What do we do with our elderly? How come we make all our important decisions in bars? And what's the point of ironing a shirt?
The Tanna tribe dances their way into America's hearts as they crisscross the country from high society Manhattan to the big sky of Montana. Whether it's mud baths and roller coasters in Orange County, CA, sharing a Thanksgiving feast in America's heartland, or touching snow for the first time, these tribesman spread their wisdom and kindness on their mission to meet the natives of the USA."

The tribesmen are such sweet, wonderful people. After watching 3 episodes (they showed them back-to-back last night) I wish I could meet them and get to know them! At any rate, it's an interesting show. You can learn a lot about another culture, and see our own culture through new eyes.

If you have some time on Sunday evening, I'd suggest you tune in for an episode (or a couple, hopefully they'll show some of the back-episodes again next Sunday). As the saying goes... check your local listings. :)

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