Modern Grand Tour with Garlen Lo is a travel vlog exploring the history and culture of 31 cities in 10 countries.
With the initial impetus of attending his best friend's wedding in Sydney, Garlen left London
travelling via land and sea reaching the Far East
coast of Russia before taking his first flight.
His highlight was the 30 days in Russia where he rode the length of the Trans-Siberian Railway and
Couchsurfed with locals along the way.
The vlog has been three times award-nominated by Travel Media Awards (2019 and 2018) and TravMedia UK (2019).
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The first leg of the journey in Europe is centred around walking tours.
Ep1 Brussels, Ghent, Bruge EU, Congo, Crusades
Ep2 Amsterdam Drugs, Red light district, Anne Frank
Ep3 Berlin WW2, Berlin Wall, Street art
Ep4 Hamburg FC St Pauli, Beatles, Hanseatic League
Ep5 Aarhus Cuisine, Christian X, Hygge
Ep6 Copenhagen Carlsberg, HC Andersen, Christiania
Ep7 Stockholm ABBA, Vasa ship, Vikings
Ep8 Helsinki Saunas, Language, Nature
The second leg is across Russia, riding the full length of the Trains-Siberian Railway and Couchsurfing with locals in each town along the way.
Ep9 St Petersburg Peter the Great, Fabergé, Hermitage
Ep10 Moscow Kremlin, Yuri Gagarin, Gulag
Ep11 Vladimir and Suzdal Christianisation, Mongols
Ep12 Nizhny Novgorod Food, Palace of Culture
Ep13 Perm Gulag, Politics
Ep14 Yekaterinburg Nicholas II's death, Class, Modern history
Ep15 Tobolsk and Tyumen Siberian history, Tatars, Rasputin
Ep16 Novosibirsk Swear words, USSR's black market, Race
Ep17 Irkutsk and Olkhon Island Shamanism, Lake Baikal
Ep18 Ulan-Ude Buryat culture
Ep19 Trans-Siberian Railway Tickets, Costs, Tips
Ep20 Khabarovsk WW2 death toll, Russian demeanour, China
Ep21 Vladivostok Asian influence, Russian leg conclusion
The third and final leg in Asia and Australia is accompanied by new and old friends.
🇰🇷 SOUTH KOREA
Ep22 Seoul K-pop, Korean War, Suicides
Ep23 Osaka Instant noodles, Red light district
Ep24 Kyoto Buddhist Temples
Ep25 Tokyo Manga, Kawaii, Sex, WW2, Sumo
Ep26 Melbourne Indigenous, Ned Kelly, Sport
Ep27 Sydney The Wedding