Traveler (South Korean TV series)

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Traveler
Traveller (South Korean TV series) poster.jpg
Hangul트래블러
GenreReality television
Travel documentary
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Production location(s)South Korea, Cuba
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time80–100 minutes
Production company(s)JTBC
Release
Original networkJTBC
Original release21 February – 25 April 2019 (2019-02-21 – 2019-04-25)
External links
Website

Traveler (Korean트래블러; RRteulaebeulleo) is a South Korean television entertainment program, broadcast by JTBC every Thursday starting 21 February and ended on 25 April 2019. It is about two celebrities taking a backpacking trip to Cuba.

Overview[edit]

The program is about two travelers, who went to Cuba, that combines trips and documentaries whom take a backpacking trip and enjoy a variety of experiences in the local area. For two weeks (26 December 2018 – 10 January 2019), both travelers backpacked in Cuba to learn about Che Guevara's freedom and revolution, Buena Vista Social Club's brilliant melodies and enjoy the refreshing feeling of old cars (1950's to 1970's) and mojito.[1] This backpacking trip is without the interference of the production crews and both travelers have to make decisions of their choice together on finding private accommodations, known as casa, eating and transportation.[2]

Vintage cars of 1950's – 1970s in Havana

Airtime[edit]

Air date Airtime
21 February – 25 April 2019 Thursdays at 11:00 PM KST

Cast[edit]

Name Episode Ref.
Ryu Jun-yeol 1 – 10 [3]
Lee Je-hoon 3 – 10

Episodes[edit]

Ep. Broadcast Date Day Filming Date Location Notes
1 21 February 2019 1 – 3 26–28 December 2018 Havana
  • Je-hoon was not available for Day 1 to 6 due to filming schedule conflict with 2018 SBS Drama Awards.
  • Jun-yeol arrived at Havana late evening of Day 1 and checked-in to his casa.
  • Jun-yeol travelled and phototaking within Havana in Day 2 & 3.
2 28 February 2019 4 – 5 29–30 December 2018
Viñales
  • Jun-yeol did not go to Viñales in the afternoon of Day 4 as his private car did not arrive. He managed to get another car and arrived at Viñales in the evening.
3 7 March 2019 6 31 December 2018
  • Jun-yeol celebrated New Year's Day in Viñales.
7 1 January 2019 Havana
  • Jun-yeol returned to Havana to meet Je-hoon who finally arrived in Cuba.
4 14 March 2019 8 2 January 2019
  • Je-hoon toured around Havana with Jun-yeol as the tour guide on Day 8 & 9.
9 3 January 2019
5 21 March 2019 Playa Girón
  • Jun-yeol and Je-hoon set off to Playa Girón on the second half of the Day 9 and arrived in the evening.
6 28 March 2019 10 4 January 2019
  • Jun-yeol and Je-hoon loaned 2 bicycles and ride around Playa Girón.
  • They were not able to rent a car for next day (Day 11) to Trinidad as there was no cars available, instead they booked a 10:30 am bus ride.
7 4 April 2019 11 5 January 2019
  • Jun-yeol and Je-hoon managed to arrive on time at the bus station to get on the bus to Trinidad.
Trinidad
  • After arriving at Trinidad in the afternoon, they spend some time to get accommodation for 4 nights and 3 days stay in Trinidad.
  • Jun-yeol explore part of Trinidad while Je-hoon stay at the casa.
  • After Jun-yeol return to the casa, Jun-yeol & Je-hoon left the casa for their dinner at the city.
12 6 January 2019
  • After breakfast, they decide to go separate ways to explore different places in Trinidad.
8 11 April 2019
  • They have a miscommunication of the meeting place at the Plaza but is still able to meet up.
  • After a late lunch, they end the day by visiting Playa Caribe beach to enjoy the sunset scene.
13 7 January 2019
  • After breakfast, they took a train ride to visit The Manaca Iznaga Tower (the tallest lookout tower ever built in the Caribbean sugar region) at Valle de los Ingenios.
9 18 April 2019 14 8 January 2019
  • They left the casa very early in the morning to see the sunrise on a radio tower hill.
  • They managed to get a taxi to Varadero. The journey took 4 hours.
Varadero
  • After the hotel check-in, they visit the beach to enjoy the scenic view of the beach.
10 25 April 2019 15 – 16 9 – 10 January 2019
  • In the morning, they woke up early to walk at the beach before having their breakfast.
  • They managed to get a taxi reservation for the afternoon travel to Havana.
Havana
  • They arrived at Havana in the late afternoon.
  • The production team showed a short clip of Jun-yeol visiting his aunt and her family in Mexico City during his layover from Seoul to Havana (26 December 2018).
  • Director's Cut & recap of the places visited and people they met.

Ratings[edit]

In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will be in red and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue.

Ep. # Broadcast Date AGB Nielsen Ratings
[4][5][6]
1 21 February 2019 3.137%
2 28 February 2019 3.336%
3 7 March 2019 2.339%
4 14 March 2019 2.428%
5 21 March 2019 2.449%
6 28 March 2019 2.555%
7 4 April 2019 2.721%
8 11 April 2019 2.563%
9 18 April 2019 2.223%
10 25 April 2019 1.279%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Program Information". JTBC (in Korean). Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  2. ^ "[사진]트래블러 류준열-이제훈,'쿠바로 함께 떠나요'". Osen (in Korean). 21 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ "'트래블러' 측 "이제훈 출연 확정, 2019년 상반기 방송" [공식입장]". Sports Donga (in Korean). 18 December 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ "AGB Nielsen Ratings 1" (in Korean) – via naver.
  5. ^ "Top 10 list for TV programs [select the date from drop-down menu]". Nielsen Korea (in Korean).
  6. ^ "AGB Nielsen Ratings 2". Daum (in Korean).

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