Panama Behind-the-Scenes

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The crew and I grab some nap-time between Venice and one of the outer islands. We spent a LOT of time on the water. 960 1280

Todd Liebler  

I don't know WHAT Zach is doing here. I was nowhere NEAR this party, but he knows about the No Crack Rule on this show! 960 1280

Todd Liebler  

Grandma cooks up some unforgettable homemade pasta. 960 1280

Todd Liebler  

Venice at night--and very much the "look" we were going for. No people and a decaying, mysterious "noble rot" look. 960 1280

Todd Liebler  

I must resist the culturally insensitive jokes! OK, maybe not. Nari pulls Zach on our Super Modern Rickshaw Dolly. 960 1280

Todd Liebler  

Zach peels off some colored gels for a special lighting effect. We do that sort of thing these days. 960 1280

Todd Liebler  

Venice Journal  6 Photos

Durian Fruit. Reekingly delicious passion of Southeast peril. Tastes like heaven and smells like hell ... 960 1280

  

A baby elephant tries to steal some Skittles out of producer Diane Schutz's handbag. 960 1280

  

Headline. Not encouraging. 960 1280

  

The water-soaked mayhem that is the Songkran Festival. 960 1280

  

The mighty warriors, post Songkran shoot. 960 1280

  

Another headline. This one even less encouraging. 960 1280

  

Cameraman Todd Leibler steps into chocolate. 960 1280

  

I begin to wonder if the cockles I'm getting are worth the ****ing I'm getting. 960 1280

  

I wait for the crew to extract themselves from hip-deep mud. 960 1280

  

Zach Zamboni with his latest piece of hardware -- an eyepiece he assures me is on loan from the military. Very Terminator. 960 1280

  

Camera trying to stay out of the way of all the swinging fists and kicking feet during a Muay Thai bout. 960 1280

  

I want ' sausage. 960 1280

  

FAN-atic finalist Eric Rivera finds out what it means to be a "winner." You get to be personal assistant to Zach Zamboni. 960 1280

  

Thailand Journal  13 Photos

Zach gets up-close and personal with the rodeo crew. 960 1280

  

Tony and Jorge sit down for a meal at Don Vittorio's seafood restaurant. 960 1280

  

Todd captures a perfect moment. 960 1280

  

Tony shares a moment with his ride for the evening. 960 1280

  

In the distance, seals bask in the last bit of sunlight for the day. 960 1280

  

Picture-perfect setting in Chile. 960 1280

  

Tony indulges in a roadside snack. 960 1280

  

Mouthwatering empanadas on their way to the crew's plates. 960 1280

  

Tony and crew prepare to feast on the beach. 960 1280

  

Dave looks out to sea while enjoying a cool afternoon beer. 960 1280

  

Chile  10 Photos

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Tony in a Ferrari

Tony in a Ferrari

"Ok, Michael. Hold on … I'm going to gun it!" -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Michael White with the camera crew in Italy

Michael White with the camera crew in Italy

"Chef Michael White considers a career in cinematography." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of handmade pasta being cut

Close-up picture of handmade pasta being cut

"Hand-made pasta. A thing of beauty."-- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain enjoys a meal and wine in a vineyard

Tony Bourdain enjoys a meal and wine in a vineyard

"Wine. Sunshine. Good food. A perfect day." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of a menu

Close-up picture of a menu

"Good culatello doesn't come cheap." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain walks on the beach on Monkey Island

Anthony Bourdain walks on the beach on Monkey Island

Tony Bourdain on Monkey Beach having a beer before he sits down to a beach barbecue, where he enjoyed grilled fish. 960 1280

  

Close-up of a soya pork dish in Penang

Close-up of a soya pork dish in Penang

A local prepares this delicious dish for Tony called Tau Eu Bak (soya pork) made with pork belly, black peppercorns, dark, and light soya sauce and garlic. 960 1280

  

Sunrise in Penang

Sunrise in Penang

A beautiful sunrise in Penang, from the top of Komtar Tower. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats with locals in Penang

Tony Bourdain eats with locals in Penang

Local, Helen Ong, and her family dine with Tony and eat an array of dishes: soya pork, fried Julienned yam beans with dried cuttlefish and more. 960 1280

  

Hotels annd resorts seen from the shore in Penang

Hotels annd resorts seen from the shore in Penang

A wide view of waterfront hotels and resorts as seen from the water, en route to Monkey Beach. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats in Penang

Tony Bourdain eats in Penang

Tony enjoys Assam Laksa at Kek Lok Si Temple. 960 1280

  

Close-up of food prepared for Chinese New Year

Close-up of food prepared for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year food: roasted pigs and pink buns eaten for good luck and prosperity at Chew Jetty. 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain at Red Garden in Penang

Anthony Bourdain at Red Garden in Penang

Tony and David enjoying fish head curry at Red Garden. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain holds snakes in Penang

Tony Bourdain holds snakes in Penang

Tony plays with snakes at the Snake Temple. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain on a jetski in Penang

Tony Bourdain on a jetski in Penang

Tony rides a jetski en route to Monkey Beach. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain speaks with others in Penang

Tony Bourdain speaks with others in Penang

Tony speaks with David and Joseph while having a meal at a fishing village eatery. They sampled locally caught crab, fish and prawns. 960 1280

  

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

The crew watches the Hokkien Chinese New Year celebrations at Chew Jetties. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain sits with a monkey on Monkey Beach

Tony Bourdain sits with a monkey on Monkey Beach

A local Monkey Beach monkey steals food from Tony, and he hates monkeys. 960 1280

  

Fishing jetty in Penang

Fishing jetty in Penang

Tony stands on a fishing jetty, watching others catch the days lunch: red snapper and grouper. 960 1280

  

Chinese New Year participants

Chinese New Year participants

Hokkien Chinese New Year participants perform at Chew Jetties. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at New Lane in Penang

Tony Bourdain at New Lane in Penang

Tony and Helen enjoy Char KiaoTeow at New Lane. 960 1280

  

fish head curry in Penang

fish head curry in Penang

Close-up of fish head curry from Red Garden. 960 1280

  

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A typical Azores meal: pork, pork and ' more pork. And fish. And rice -- with potatoes. Delicious, but slows you down. 960 1280

Nari Kye  

Shot 2 similar meals back-to-back -- and as I'm eating, I'm thinking, "Delicious, but this is on the cutting room floor." 960 1280

Nari Kye  

Totally remote, no power, no running water, no TV, no phone ... gorgeous. Best meal of the trip but hairy getting there. 960 1280

Nari Kye  

Green ' and mist. The Azores. 960 1280

Nari Kye  

I've given Tracey an unpleasant choice: take a shot of the local moonshine or do without me for the remainder. 960 1280

Nari Kye  

I tried to kill the geyser scene. Four hours spent feigning interest in water. See that look on my face? That's not love. 960 1280

Nari Kye  


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