In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern ...
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Michael Palin crosses the Sénégal River from Rosso, Mauritania to Saint-Louis "French port", Gorée Island "Slavery port", to Dakar "capital" in Senegal. He takes the Bamako Express train to Bamako "...
He travels Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, coastal Algeria, Morocco, then Gibraltar: In-Guezzam (border) and Hassi Messauoud (Oil town) in Algeria; Tobruk, Benghazi, and the ruins of Apollonia (Greek) and ...
Michael Palin travels Gibraltar; Morocco; Algeria/Western Sahara; then Mauritania: Gibraltar; Tangier (Euro-Arabic city), Fez (perfect Islamic City, 1200 yr old garment/skin dye industry), Marrakech,...
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As diplomatic relations between DPRK and South Korea begin to slightly thaw after decades of hostility, comedian and world traveler Michael Palin is allowed to visit North Korea for two weeks and, to a limited extent, explore the country.
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In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern and Western Africa in four episodes: 1° Line in the Sand - from Gibraltar (British crown colony enclaved in Spain) to amazingly varied Morocco, Western Sahara (disputed by morocco and the Polisaro liberation movement) and Mauritania (another ultra-poor Sahel country, yet plagued by extreme obesity, even as a result of forced feeding of women as a status symbol); 2° Destination Timbuktu - Senegal and Mali; 3° Absolute Desert - Mali and Niger; 4° Dire Straits - Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Ceuta (a Spanish enclave in Morocco where refugees hope to enter Europe) and back to Gibraltar.Written by
The first episode was tremendously boring. It's enough to make you fall asleep. Not so with the others. The deeper Palin goes into the Sahara, the more fascinating it gets.
Keep with it! It's a monstrously well-made series. And Micheal Palin is an added bonus.
The episode where he goes to Tunisia, Liberia and Algeria is the best one of all. He shows where he (and the Monty Python-gang) shot "Monty Python: Life of Brian" which is not really my favorite Python Movie, but seeing where they shot it is an education.
Enjoy the series!
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