Logistical challenges meet cultural differences as TLC's family tours Japan and China

By Tim Nudd
February 21, 2013 12:50 PM
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Kids, we’re not in Arkansas anymore.

One of America’s most populous family, the Duggars, visit the world’s most populous country, China, as part of a longer trip to Asia captured in a three-episode special coming to TLC in March.

Getting 25 Duggars and their 40 suitcases to the airport is a struggle all its own. But then they tour Japan and China, where the familiar logistical challenges are compounded by the cultural differences.

Their adventures find them experimenting with local food, riding Rickshaws, donning traditional Geisha dress and fighting as Samurai warriors.

In Beijing, they finally negotiate the subway and get to Tiananmen Square, only to find themselves to be something of a tourist attraction in their own right.

19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Do Asia will air on TLC on March 12, 19 and 26 at 9ET/PT.