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On top of the World

Advantages: Wonderful photos of exotic places.
Disadvantages: You might get more from watching the series.

Michael Palin does it again! His sixth travelogue 'Himalaya' is a fascinating day by day diary account of Micheal Palin's six month, 3,000 mile journey across central Asia and the World's greatest mountain range between 12 May 2003 - 7 April 2004. Pali ...

nickyct 07.01.2005 · Read full review
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Best read at altitude...

Advantages: Gives you more than the TV show. Great Pictures
Disadvantages: Can leave you scratching your head for where he was in the show

Michael Palin has been galavanting round the world for the BBC for 10 years now having vistited the poles, the Pacific, The Sahara desert and Patagonia, but the best,m and most challenging comes with his new adventure to the Himalaya, the highest mountain ...

mr_kipling 12.01.2005 · Read full review
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Spot the Idiot

Advantages: It's funnier than I expected
Disadvantages: It won't teach you much about the 7 Wonders

Travel Writing - Does it Broaden the Mind? I find travel writing irresistible. The best travel books inspire me and the worst give me plenty of material for writing damning reviews about just how awful they are. I seldom are left unmoved - whether pos ...

koshkha 31.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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The Village Idiot Escaped

Advantages: An interesting account into his trips, well written
Disadvantages: Gervais and to a lesser extent Stephen Merchant

...As seems to be a bit of a habit with Sky TV programs the promotion for An Idiot Abroad seems to have been just about everywhere. With the TV series showing on sky and the release of the accompanying book by Karl Pilkington detailing his travel diaries fro ...

Andy.mack 07.02.2011 · Read full review
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An Idiot Abroad - Karl Pilkington's Witty Travel Diary

Advantages: A funny read, High quality images, Uncensored Pilkington at his best
Disadvantages: Repeated material, Transcripted conversations seen on the show

As a great fan of the 'Idiot Abroad' tv series, I was looking forward to reading the book. It didn't disappoint, far from it, but left a little something to be desired. The book is comprised of the various musings of everyone's favourite moron Karl Pilki ...

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