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    Michael Palin: Himalaya

    Michael Palin: Himalaya

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    Michael Palin: Himalaya is the BBC TV series that follows comedian and adventurer Michael Palin as he embarks on a six-month trip through the Himalayas. Michael has traveled through many countries in his travelogue series, and this is one of the most beautiful. He journeys through Afghanistan, through India and to the region known as the Death Zone near Everest's base. Michael traveled 3,000 miles through the Himalaya mountain range, trekking up several of the mountains. The highest point on the journey goes all the way up to Everest Base Camp, an altitude of 17,500 feet. He also journeys to locations like the Bhutanese capital, the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and the Bay of Bengal. Along the way he meets fascinating characters like the Dalai Lama, the Bhutanese royal family, and the Konyak headhunters, learning about their histories and customs. Join Michael as he continues his BBC travelogue series in Michael Palin: Himalaya.moreless
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    Sahara

    Sahara

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    The Sahara is the size of the United States with a population the size of Norfolk, a small UK county. The temperatures are extreme, the camels are poisoned ... this is another of Michael Palin's exciting globe-trotting adventures. During his travels across theSahara Desert, Michael meets interesting people, learns about their cultures, and goes through what they do in their everyday lives. He visits the countries of Gibraltar, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. But this is no easy task. Traveling in the immense heat of the Sahara, our host suffers through illness, dangerous lands with no government, and harsh climates to learn more about the world. In just four episodes, Michael teaches viewers about life in the Sahara Desert.moreless
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    Michael Palin: New Europe

    Michael Palin: New Europe

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    Michael Palin: New Europe is the BBC travel series where Monty Python alum Michael Palin takes us along with him on his globe-trotting adventures. Michael's travels in New Europe show a world that has changed greatly since the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War. Most of the perception of Europe focuses on Western Europe, forgetting that the countries in Eastern Europe are new to the western world. They are new nations with new governments trying to find their place in the post-Soviet world. Michael journeys on a voyage of discovery in places that were once forbidden, enjoying the new freedom to roam unhindered of places in his own continent which he previously couldn't visit. The series had seven episodes where Palin visits 20 countries, seeing places like Moldova, Estonia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, and Herzegovina. Palin also released a companion book called New Europe, documenting the trip with photographs by Basil Pao.moreless