Bourdain Takes the Road Less Traveled

Over the years, Tony has traveled to a number of off-the-beaten-path locations. Take a look at these photos from some of the more unexpected destinations that he's visited.

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Chimichurri sandwiches
Chimichurri sandwiches

Chimichurri sandwiches

Chimichurri sandwiches at Chimi el Caco in Santo Domingo. 960 1280

  

filmmaker Juan Basanta at Meson D' Bari restaurant

filmmaker Juan Basanta at Meson D' Bari restaurant

Tony and local filmmaker Juan Basanta at Meson D' Bari restaurant. 960 1280

  

An outside shot of the beautiful Meson D' Bari

An outside shot of the beautiful Meson D' Bari

An outside shot of the beautiful Meson D' Bari. 960 1280

  

Tony and Jerry ride ATV's

Tony and Jerry ride ATV's

Anthony Bourdain and cameraman Jerry Risius take an ATV to El Cabito restaurant , just outside of Las Galeras. 960 1280

  

fresh fish

fresh fish

A fisherman's fresh catch of the day in Santo Domingo. 960 1280

  

View of Playa Rincon

View of Playa Rincon

Tony admires the view at Playa Rincon. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain waits in line

Tony Bourdain waits in line

Tony and Ruben Lamarche wait in line for chicharrón (pork rinds). 960 1280

  

lagoon at Playa Rincon

lagoon at Playa Rincon

A beautiful shot of the lagoon at Playa Rincon. 960 1280

  

Tony looks at a roasted pork

Tony looks at a roasted pork

Tony is impressed with the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera el Monumento in Santo Domingo. 960 1280

  

Tony eats sancocho (stew)

Tony eats sancocho (stew)

Tony and Ruben Lamarche enjoy the sancocho (stew) prepared by a neighborhood legend called "The Brain." 960 1280

  

Tony and Jerry having lunch

Tony and Jerry having lunch

Tony and cameraman Jerry Risius at El Cabito cliff restaurant. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at the Beach

Tony Bourdain at the Beach

Tony and Dominican film producer Ivan Herrera in Boca Chica beach. 960 1280

  

Hong Kong: "The show is paced, and looks, just as I'd hoped -- or better -- through shooting and editing." 960 1280

  

Cleveland: "Rarely has a show worked out exactly as planned but this is a rare example." 960 1280

  

Laos: "Can you smell Emmy? I did -- about 10 minutes into shooting in the mountains of Laos." 960 1280

  

Spain: "I think this show has some of the best, most straight-up food porn we've ever shot." 960 1280

  

Venice: "' another masterwork of fine shooting and masterful editing." 960 1280

  

Food Porn 1 & 2: "Pretty groundbreaking stuff for food-and travel-related television. We pushed some serious boundaries." 960 1280

  

Sardinia: "The camera work is awesome, the food looks just as delicious as it is '" 960 1280

  

Provence: "This is an episode that looked perfect from the first rough cut." 960 1280

  

Techniques: "' the most awesome `stand and stir' instructional hour in maybe ... the history of television." 960 1280

  

Rome: "It's the most outrageous and creative and risky (and beautiful) episode to date." 960 1280

  

Some of the free planters, decorative items and building materials we left behind in Laos. 960 1280

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Cameraman Zach Zamboni in standard sleeping position. 960 1280

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Condiments of Laos: soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, chili paste, fish paste, a roll of toilet paper. 960 1280

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How we shoot driving scenes: me on scooter, Zach riding backwards on another scooter. Safety first! 960 1280

  

Asian #7. Director/producer/cameraman and sometimes extra, Paul Cabana. Easily one of the best at the job. 960 1280

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In keeping with Zach's ongoing obsession with riding backwards on moving objects -- seen here rear-mounted on an elephant. 960 1280

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And it really does feel disturbingly scrotal up there -- like reverse tea-bagging a recently man-scaped giant. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Todd Leibler, slipping with each episode more deeply into the cesspit of alcoholism, takes some on-the-job lao-lao. 960 1280

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Laos Journal  8 Photos

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Chimichurri sandwiches

Chimichurri sandwiches

Chimichurri sandwiches at Chimi el Caco in Santo Domingo. 960 1280

  

filmmaker Juan Basanta at Meson D' Bari restaurant

filmmaker Juan Basanta at Meson D' Bari restaurant

Tony and local filmmaker Juan Basanta at Meson D' Bari restaurant. 960 1280

  

An outside shot of the beautiful Meson D' Bari

An outside shot of the beautiful Meson D' Bari

An outside shot of the beautiful Meson D' Bari. 960 1280

  

Tony and Jerry ride ATV's

Tony and Jerry ride ATV's

Anthony Bourdain and cameraman Jerry Risius take an ATV to El Cabito restaurant , just outside of Las Galeras. 960 1280

  

fresh fish

fresh fish

A fisherman's fresh catch of the day in Santo Domingo. 960 1280

  

View of Playa Rincon

View of Playa Rincon

Tony admires the view at Playa Rincon. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain waits in line

Tony Bourdain waits in line

Tony and Ruben Lamarche wait in line for chicharrón (pork rinds). 960 1280

  

lagoon at Playa Rincon

lagoon at Playa Rincon

A beautiful shot of the lagoon at Playa Rincon. 960 1280

  

Tony looks at a roasted pork

Tony looks at a roasted pork

Tony is impressed with the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera el Monumento in Santo Domingo. 960 1280

  

Tony eats sancocho (stew)

Tony eats sancocho (stew)

Tony and Ruben Lamarche enjoy the sancocho (stew) prepared by a neighborhood legend called "The Brain." 960 1280

  

Tony and Jerry having lunch

Tony and Jerry having lunch

Tony and cameraman Jerry Risius at El Cabito cliff restaurant. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at the Beach

Tony Bourdain at the Beach

Tony and Dominican film producer Ivan Herrera in Boca Chica beach. 960 1280

  

Hong Kong: "The show is paced, and looks, just as I'd hoped -- or better -- through shooting and editing." 960 1280

  

Cleveland: "Rarely has a show worked out exactly as planned but this is a rare example." 960 1280

  

Laos: "Can you smell Emmy? I did -- about 10 minutes into shooting in the mountains of Laos." 960 1280

  

Spain: "I think this show has some of the best, most straight-up food porn we've ever shot." 960 1280

  

Venice: "' another masterwork of fine shooting and masterful editing." 960 1280

  

Food Porn 1 & 2: "Pretty groundbreaking stuff for food-and travel-related television. We pushed some serious boundaries." 960 1280

  

Sardinia: "The camera work is awesome, the food looks just as delicious as it is '" 960 1280

  

Provence: "This is an episode that looked perfect from the first rough cut." 960 1280

  

Techniques: "' the most awesome `stand and stir' instructional hour in maybe ... the history of television." 960 1280

  

Rome: "It's the most outrageous and creative and risky (and beautiful) episode to date." 960 1280

  

8 Photos

Some of the free planters, decorative items and building materials we left behind in Laos. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Cameraman Zach Zamboni in standard sleeping position. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Condiments of Laos: soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, chili paste, fish paste, a roll of toilet paper. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

How we shoot driving scenes: me on scooter, Zach riding backwards on another scooter. Safety first! 960 1280

  

Asian #7. Director/producer/cameraman and sometimes extra, Paul Cabana. Easily one of the best at the job. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

In keeping with Zach's ongoing obsession with riding backwards on moving objects -- seen here rear-mounted on an elephant. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

And it really does feel disturbingly scrotal up there -- like reverse tea-bagging a recently man-scaped giant. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Todd Leibler, slipping with each episode more deeply into the cesspit of alcoholism, takes some on-the-job lao-lao. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

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