Host Conor Woodman is in Rio de Janeiro. Every year, millions of tourists descend on this Brazilian city for the biggest party in the world - Carnival. And with so many tourists out reveling on the streets it's party time for Rio's scammers too.
New Delhi is one of the world's greatest historical cities, but scratch beyond the surface and host Conor Woodman swiftly discovers a world of skillful hustlers, conmen and scammers, all doing their best to relieve each and every tourist of their cash.
Buenos Aires' sultry climate attracts 10 million tourists a year. Host Conor Woodman sets out to discover the most common scams involving tourists: pickpocketing, clip joints, vice girls, and hotel scams. But the worst is all the counterfeit money.
At night in Prague, scammers emerge, readying themselves for the tourists enjoying the city's nightlife. The tourists are unaware that they've already been marked by those disguised as beautiful girls, harmless hawkers, and friendly taxi drivers.
Host Conor Woodman is in Bangkok, Thailand, one of the hottest cities on earth. It has been 15 years since his last visit, this time to see if the gem scam he first encountered there is still being run; and to discover another one.
Host Conor Woodman is in Rome, on a mission to uncover the gritty underworld that crawls under its thriving tourist scene. There's a turf war between Rome's thieves and con men, in which tourists have become both the spectators and the prize.
Host Conor Woodman visits the pickpocket capital, Barcelona, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But this city has a dark secret: some of the most skilled con men and thieves in the world.
Istanbul is one of the world's most exotic cities, a place where Europe and Asia collide. This exotic blend of cultures is both fascinating and disorienting -- a perfect environment for the skillful scammer to target vulnerable tourists.
In Morocco, host Conor Woodman enters the city of Marrakech, where nothing is what it seems. He navigates through the Jamaa El Fna, the largest square in Africa, dodging Gnawa dancers and snake charmers who take your money before you know what's happening
The docu-series, executive produced by Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero, follows travel-loving celebrities as they explore the food, shopping, nightlife, music and hotels of their favorite cities in the world.
This season Anthony Bourdain takes viewers to 15 locations that will surprise him and defy his expectations - for better or for worse. In some cases Tony will be challenged by what he sees. Mozambique is a country emerging from a history of colonial oppression and years of brutal civil war. It's filled with heartbreak and beauty - and amazingly good food that mixes African, Portuguese and Indian influences. It is one of the more surprising places Tony has seen in his years as a professional traveler. The Croatian Coast is at the opposite end of the spectrum. It seems to be unaware of it's own good fortune - beautiful coastline, truffles, wine, cheese and seafood. It's no wonder that some see it as the new Riviera. Against his own best instincts, Tony goes to Finland in the middle of winter. Minimal daylight and the cold weather aren't the big draws here. Tony has a huge fan following in Finland and he needs to know why. Lisbon is a place that Tony feels like he should have visited long ago. There he uncovers the political side of some Portuguese traditions - like fado music. South By Southwest, a veritable deluge of hipsterdom, unexpectedly located in the conservative stronghold of Texas. Austin may be known for being weird year-round, but this event brings together the music, movies, and mixed media of quirky indie fans from around the country. Tony is here to figure out what exactly makes this event so crazy, so awesome, and so unique. And as usual, Tony brings an intellectual curiosity, empathy, wit and a boundless appetite to every location he visits.
Constantly on the move, and only in town for a mere number of hours, Anthony Bourdain, and friends he connects with along the way, unleash an unpredictable story about a place, a people and their food.
From car-jacking and money laundering to the human organs trade, nothing is off limits and everything is for sale on the black market. These underground industries are brutal and corrupt, and what you buy isn't always what it seems. This hard-hitting series brings you an inside look, as workers, suppliers, sellers, customers – and the law enforcement trying to keep it all in check – share their chilling experiences of these hidden worlds.
Adventurous eater Andrew Zimmern searches the world for exotic foods and unusual local flavors. Whether he's harvesting barnacles in Lisbon or wading through bogs in Ireland, Andrew always dishes up the unimaginable.