Booze Traveler: Lithuania Pictures

Jack gets an inside look at the world of paganism, its rituals and its love for mead. He also experiences the wonders of homemade Lithuanian beer.

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Khash Stew

Khash Stew

While visiting Yous Sargsyan's guesthouse, Jack checks out the khash as it stews in the pot. 960 1280

  

Khndzoresk's Bridge

Khndzoresk's Bridge

Jack walks across Khndzoresk’s swinging bridge. 960 1280

  

A Game of Backgammon

A Game of Backgammon

Jack watches some locals play a game of backgammon, a very popular board game in Armenia. 960 1280

  

Armenian Flatbread

Armenian Flatbread

Jack tears lavash, a popular Armenian flatbread, into pieces to put into his khash. 960 1280

  

Tossing Grapes

Tossing Grapes

Jack tosses some Areni grapes into a barrel to begin the winemaking process. 960 1280

  

Stomping Grapes

Stomping Grapes

After winning a crucial arm-wrestling match, the champ, Nikita, earns the right to smash the grapes first. 960 1280

  

Flying Over the Vorotan River

Flying Over the Vorotan River

Jack checks out the view as he travels over the Vorotan River in an aerial tramway. 960 1280

  

Dancin' in the Streets

Dancin' in the Streets

Jack dances with a few local women during the Goris mulberry festival. 960 1280

  

Dining With Locals

Dining With Locals

Jack indulges in a glass of oghi as he dines with Igor Ghazarian, who has been brewing the classic Armenian beverage for more than 25 years. 960 1280

  

History of Brandy

History of Brandy

Marina Badalyan and Jack discuss the history of Ararat brandy as they try a glass. 960 1280

  

'Jack asks about the traditiion of bhang' 960 1280

  

'Jack participates in spiritual chant' 960 1280

  

'Jack looks as ferementing grains' 960 1280

  

'Jack jokes with Nepali raski brewers' 960 1280

  

'Jack meets a buddhist monk' 960 1280

  

'Jack learns how to say cheers in speakeasy' 960 1280

  

'Sherpas start fire at campsite' 960 1280

  

'Jack gives the training a try' 960 1280

  

'Jack walking through Kathmandu' 960 1280

  

Jack Travels to Japan

Jack Travels to Japan

Jack Maxwell takes his booze travels to Japan, a country that has a reputation for being a little unconventional when it comes to alcohol. 960 1280

  

Cartoon Jack

Cartoon Jack

While in a small shop in Japan, Jack gets a caricature done of himself with the title of the show Booze Traveler written in Japanese. 960 1280

  

Inside a Sake Factory

Inside a Sake Factory

Dressed in traditional Japanese garb, Jack lies down on a bunk inside a sake factory. 960 1280

  

Learning the Basics

Learning the Basics

Jack learns the basics of sumo wrestling at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall, an indoor sporting arena in the Sumida district of Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Sumo Wrestling

Sumo Wrestling

Jack preps for his first real sumo-wrestling match. 960 1280

  

Bar High Five

Bar High Five

Jack stops by Bar High Five to taste a drink made by legendary Japanese bartender Hidetsugu Ueno. 960 1280

  

Sake, Sake, Sake

Sake, Sake, Sake

Jack is served numerous types of sake at a restaurant outside Osaka, Japan 960 1280

  

Otaue Rice Planting Festival

Otaue Rice Planting Festival

Jack and his guide plant rice at the Otaue Rice Planting Festival, an annual celebration that involves praying, singing and dancing while new crops are planted. 960 1280

  

Swimming in Wine

Swimming in Wine

During one of the more interesting experiences of the trip, Jack and several Japanese locals hop into a wine-filled pool. 960 1280

  

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