An Idiot Abroad: Season 1, Episode 5

Egypt (22 Oct. 2010)

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For Karl's trip to Egypt, Ricky and Stephen believe it's time for him to experience budget travel by flying economy and staying in the seediest of hotels, about which Karl is not too happy.... See full summary »

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Himself - Executive Producer
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For Karl's trip to Egypt, Ricky and Stephen believe it's time for him to experience budget travel by flying economy and staying in the seediest of hotels, about which Karl is not too happy. Karl's first experiences wandering the streets of Cairo makes him wonder how anyone gets anything done, as he is bombarded by street hawkers at every turn. Unlike his other travels, Karl ends up traveling almost immediately via camel-back to see the main site, the Great Pyramids, due to their close proximity, which ends up being underwhelming if only because of the weather. As he waits for the weather to clear to make another attempt to see the Pyramids, Karl is provided a guide, Achmed, who gives him a lesson in bartering, and takes him to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, in which Karl has no interest. So Karl ditches his guide to find some comfort food, which ends up also being an experience to which he is unaccustomed. Stephen and Ricky then send him on a Nile cruise, which does not lift his ... Written by Huggo

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Despite this being the fifth episode, it was actually Karl's first journey of the series. See more »


Himself - Executive Producer: I think you've got to blend in. When in Rome...
Karl PIlkington: Yeah, but I told you, when in Rome, I'm happy to go along with it. I'll eat pasta.
Himself - Executive Producer: [laughing raucously]
Karl PIlkington: But when in Egypt, they don't say do they? When in Egypt, have a bollock for lunch.
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