Breaking Borders: Detained in Egypt Pictures

Travel to the ancient city of Cairo, Egypt, with journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio. Visit the pyramids of Giza and the local market, and dine near Tahrir Square.

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"Big Bill" Campbell Memorial

"Big Bill" Campbell Memorial

Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio stand in front of a memorial for “Big Bill” Campbell, a commander in the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), whose goal was to combat the Irish Republican Army. 960 1280

  

Shankill Road

Shankill Road

Loyalist Plum Smith sits in front of old photos on a wall on Shankill Road, a popular target of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that has been bombed 3 times, the most recent and deadliest of which occurred in 1993. 960 1280

  

"Dark Hedges" of Northern Ireland

"Dark Hedges" of Northern Ireland

The gorgeous and famous "Dark Hedges" — beech trees that lead up to the Gracehill House — have been featured on Game of Thrones. Related: All Men Must Travel: Game of Thrones Destinations 960 1280

  

Hudson Bar

Hudson Bar

Michael and Mariana sample high-end whiskey at the Hudson Bar in Belfast. 960 1280

  

Top-Shelf Whiskey

Top-Shelf Whiskey

Michael Stewart, owner of the Hudson Bar, right, talks to Michael Voltaggio about the top-shelf whiskey. 960 1280

  

Milltown Cemetery

Milltown Cemetery

The resting place for IRA hunger strikers and generations of Republicans who were buried after "the Troubles," a period of extreme conflict in Northern Ireland that started in the 1960s and reached as far as mainland Europe.


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In Memoriam of Bobby Sands

In Memoriam of Bobby Sands

Michael Voltaggio stands in front of a mural that remembers Bobby Sands, an Irish nationalist who led a hunger strike in prison, where he died. 960 1280

  

Duke of York

Duke of York

Mariana and Michael visit the Duke of York pub in Belfast to get some Guinness. 960 1280

  

"In Your Face"

"In Your Face"

During the Troubles, Belfast native Frankie Quinn took a series of photos that showed Northern Ireland in the 1980s, including this one, titled In Your Face. 960 1280

  

Crumlin Road Jail

Crumlin Road Jail

The Crumlin Road Jail (or gaol) formerly housed several members of the UVF. A section of the interior was damaged in 1991 by a bomb set off by the IRA. Closed down in 1996, Crumlin Road Jail is now one of the most popular sights on Northern Ireland’s "terror tour." It's open for daily public tours and evening paranormal tours. 960 1280

  

Dinner Prep

Dinner Prep

Chef Michael Voltaggio prepares an Irish meal that his grandmother would be proud of for the dinner guests at Crumlin Road Jail. 960 1280

  

Dinner at Crumlin Road Jail

Dinner at Crumlin Road Jail

Guests from opposing sides of the Troubles join Mariana and Michael for a discussion and dinner at the Crumlin Road Jail. 960 1280

  

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio look out to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, which holds religious prominence in the Jewish community. It's believed that, at the base of the mountain, where Jews are buried, God will redeem the deceased when the Messiah returns. 960 1280

  

Welcome to Palestine

Welcome to Palestine

A welcome sign greets locals, tourists and pilgrims who are visiting the West Bank from Jerusalem. 960 1280

  

Falafel for Lunch

Falafel for Lunch

Mariana takes a bite out of a falafel sandwich, a lunch staple in Israel that is served by countless street vendors and restaurants throughout the city. Related: Taste of Jerusalem 960 1280

  

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Michael and local fixer Sameer visit a local vegetable stand in Jerusalem. Michael took the day to shop for ingredients to prepare for the big dinner later that evening, when Israelis and Palestinians would dine together and talk about the age-old problems that face their 2 populations. Related Video: Michael Voltaggio Reflects on Jerusalem 960 1280

  

Israel’s Peace Now

Israel’s Peace Now

Mariana receives an overview of the latest happenings in Israel from Yariv Oppenheimer of Peace Now, an organization whose main goal is to promote peace in the country. 960 1280

  

Israel's Hummus

Israel's Hummus

Michael and Mariana enjoy a popular local dish, hummus. Later that day, they trek over to the Palestinian territory to sample hummus once more and see if there is any real difference. Related Video: Jerusalem's Hummus Conflict 960 1280

  

Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate

Built in 1538, the Jaffa Gate is the main entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. 960 1280

  

Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery

Michael and Mariana visit the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, which was established 3,000 years ago and is home to more than 70,000 tombs. 960 1280

  

Overlooking the Mount of Olives

Overlooking the Mount of Olives

Michael gets a closer look at the Mount of Olives. 960 1280

  

The Wall

The Wall

Sameer explains the conflict to Michael and Mariana as they stand outside the wall separating Israel from Palestinian territory. 960 1280

  

A Toast Along the Mexico/Arizona Border

A Toast Along the Mexico/Arizona Border

Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio share a toast with their dinner guests during the Mexico/Arizona border episode. 960 1280

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Interview with Mariana van Zeller

Interview with Mariana van Zeller

Mariana speaks with a local farmer and dinner guest in Arizona. 960 1280

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Along the Sarajevo City Line

Along the Sarajevo City Line

Local guide/fixer Sabina Niksic explains to Michael and Mariana the significance of the Sarajevo city line that separates the east from the west in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 960 1280

  

Sarajevo's Restaurant Kibe

Sarajevo's Restaurant Kibe

Michael and Mariana marvel at the dishes on the table at Restaurant Kibe in Sarajevo.  960 1280

  

Welcome to Havana, Cuba

Welcome to Havana, Cuba

The Breaking Borders film crew captures Mariana and Michael speaking with a local guide/fixer in the city center of Havana. Related: Why We Love the Cubans 960 1280

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Lunch is Served in Cuba's Countryside

Lunch is Served in Cuba's Countryside

Michael gets a closer look at the whole roasted pig that’s for lunch at an organic farm in Cuba’s countryside. 960 1280

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Cuban Cigars

Cuban Cigars

Mariana and Michael pose for a quick picture with a Cuban cigar on a tobacco farm. 960 1280

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Children of Syria

Children of Syria

Peace! Mariana and Michael pose with Syrian children at a refugee camp in Lebanon. 960 1280

  

In the Kitchen with Michael Voltaggio

In the Kitchen with Michael Voltaggio

Mariana assists Michael in the "kitchen" as he prepares lamb kebobs for part of the final dinner on a houseboat in Kashmir, his first wazwan meal. 960 1280

  

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Mariana and Michael stand in front of the West Belfast Regiment sign in Northern Ireland. Related Episode: Bloody Saturday in Ireland 960 1280

  

Dissecting a 30-year-old War

Dissecting a 30-year-old War

Michael and Mariana speak with Plum Smith, a Protestant, about the history behind the 30-year-old war in Northern Ireland between Catholic Republicans and Protestant Loyalists which is known as "The Troubles." 960 1280

  

Israel and Palestine

Israel and Palestine

Sameer, a Palestinian guide/fixer, explains to Michael and Mariana the conflict between Israel and Palestine as they stand outside the wall separating Israel from Palestinian territory. Related Episode: Mother of All Conflicts 960 1280

  

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Grocery Shopping in Jerusalem

Mariana and Michael visit the open-air market in Jerusalem to find fresh ingredients for the dinner that Michael will prepare. It will bring together Israeli settlers and Palestinians to discuss their historic controversy. 960 1280

  

Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka

Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka

Do as the Romans do — but in this case, it's the Sri Lankans. Michael and Mariana go stilt fishing with a fisherman on Thalpe Beach. 960 1280

  

Yatagala Temple in Sri Lanka

Yatagala Temple in Sri Lanka

Mariana and Michael, dressed in white saris and sarongs, visit the Yatagala temple in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka. 960 1280

  

Rwanda, Africa

Rwanda, Africa

Michael and Mariana trek into the Rwandan jungle for an experience of a lifetime: visiting with the wild gorillas. 960 1280

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Rwandan Market

Rwandan Market

Michael visits a Rwandan market to learn about the local cuisine. 960 1280

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The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza

While in Egypt, Michael and Mariana visit Giza to see the ancient pyramids and the Great Sphinx, arriving in style. Related Episode: Detained in Egypt 960 1280

  

Old Cairo

Old Cairo

Mariana, Michael and local guide/fixer Ahmed Seddik walk to a café in the Old Cairo market. 960 1280

  

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Walking Along the Malecon

Walking Along the Malecon

Journalist Mariana van Zeller, chef Michael Voltaggio and local guide/fixer Rolando Almirante walk through Old Havana, Cuba, along the Malecon, an oceanfront walkway. 960 1280

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Cuba's Vintage Cars

Cuba's Vintage Cars

One of Cuba's many vintage cars. Mariana, Michael and Rolando ride inside on the way to Santy Restaurant. Related: Why We Love the Cubans 960 1280

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A Drink with Ernest Hemingway at Floridita

A Drink with Ernest Hemingway at Floridita

Michael "speaks" with Ernest Hemingway at the Floridita, a bar frequented by the famous American author. 960 1280

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Roasted Pig at Paraiso Farm Restaurant

Roasted Pig at Paraiso Farm Restaurant

A beautiful roasted pig is carved for serving at the Paraiso Farm Restaurant in Vinales. 960 1280

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Lunch is Served!

Lunch is Served!

Mariana and Michael can hardly hold back their excitement over the roasted pig. 960 1280

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Toast to Cuba!

Toast to Cuba!

Mariana and Michael take a moment at the Paraiso Farm to toast their arrival in Cuba. 960 1280

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Pass the Cuban!

Pass the Cuban!

Michael enjoys a Cuban cigar alongside Daniel Luis Alvarez, Mariana and a local tobacco farmer in Vinales.  960 1280

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Cuba's Famous Cigars

Cuba's Famous Cigars

Resting cigars at Chef Justo Restaurant in Old Havana. 960 1280

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Horseback to the Tobacco Farm

Horseback to the Tobacco Farm

Mariana, Michael and a local guide ride horseback to a tobacco farm in Vinales.  960 1280

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Prepared Dishes at Chef Justo Restaurant

Prepared Dishes at Chef Justo Restaurant

Prepared dishes at Chef Justo Restaurant in Old Havana. 960 1280

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Sushi at Santy Restaurant

Sushi at Santy Restaurant

Mariana and Michael continue their food tour of Cuba at Santy Restaurant, which serves gorgeous and delicious sushi. 960 1280

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Sushi at Santy Restaurant

Sushi at Santy Restaurant

More fresh fish on the table at Santy Restaurant. 960 1280

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Produce at a Local State Market

Produce at a Local State Market

Mariana and Michael grab fresh produce from a local state market. Michael will use these ingredients to prepare the final meal for his and Mariana’s guests. 960 1280

  

Chef Voltaggio at Work

Chef Voltaggio at Work

Chef Michael Voltaggio at work, cutting away at a taro root. 960 1280

  

What's for Dinner?

What's for Dinner?

Taro with chips and guacamole, one of the many dishes that Michael has prepared for the final meal. Other dishes include a pork shoulder smoked with cigar leaves, Michael’s take on a Cuban sandwich, fried snapper and paella made out of pasta with a coconut shrimp stock. 960 1280

  

The Final Dinner

The Final Dinner

Mariana and Michael toast with their guests — a chef, a tour guide from Vinales and an ex-Cuban diplomat. 960 1280

  

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