Michael Palin packs his bags in this sequel to his round the world in 80 days adventure. This time his journey takes him from the North Pole to the South Pole, in as direct a route as possible, taking him through the eastern part of Africa. Written by
Only a few days after Palin and crew left the Soviet Union, the "Generals' Coup" that arrested Gorbachev and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the rise of Boris Yeltsin took place, while Palin was still on a Soviet-registered passenger ship crossing the Black Sea. See more »
While it's obvious that not every leg of Palin's journey is equally interesting, he and his team manage to make every stage a nice watch; we meet everyday people as well as particular ones, we see well-known landscapes as well as completely unknown ones, and I'd bet there's at least one new or interesting item for you in every episode, usually more than one. It's no travel-guide, but it's also not "adventure" except maybe in Africa - more of an experience. I'd recommend watching it only one episode per evening, so the experience can linger - first in chronological order, and maybe later re-visit some episode you liked particularly well.
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