Panama Behind-the-Scenes

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Danya and me in the desert. Chris got lost during this scene. We drove on to the next location before noticing. 960 1280

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The main course is unveiled. 960 1280

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Tony of the Desert with Danya. 960 1280

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Moe, Larry and Curly rig the car. 960 1280

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Healthy breakfast: calientale 960 1280

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Followed by a sensible (and delicious) lunch! Followed--hopefully--by hours of laying around groaning and farting. 960 1280

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Cameraman and gearhead Zach Zamboni indulges his obsession with elaborate, improvised, homemade camera rigging devices. 960 1280

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The crew and our hosts, rooftop in Medellin. 960 1280

  

Tom Vitale, our producer. He actually met us at the airport dressed like this. Would you lend this guy 5 dollars? Not me. 960 1280

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Zach's Popeil-style miracle rigging installed and operational--with Todd in second position. 960 1280

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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

  

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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

  

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

  

Tony takes a stroll amongst giant banana leaves. 960 1280

  

Zach and Tom shoot Gong and Tony on the water. 960 1280

  

Zach shoots Buddha statues. 960 1280

  

Eric and Tony relax. 960 1280

  

Overhead shot of people eating by the canoe vendors. 960 1280

  

Noodle dish. 960 1280

  

Tony has lunch at an open-air restaurant. 960 1280

  

Tony and Eric by the ring. 960 1280

  

Tony gets ready to scoot around for the day. 960 1280

  

Zach ready to shoot backwards on the scooter. 960 1280

  

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