Into Iraq: Michael Palin

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Into Iraq: Michael Palin

Into Iraq: Michael Palin

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Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "The Dead Parrot", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition" and "Spam". And he considers the role that Iraq’s other great natural resource – oil – plays in both providing wealth and threatening political stability. This account imparts its knowledge lightly, may make you want to visit, and reminded me of how much I miss the country I briefly lived in. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

Every time he’s travelled since then (bar the last one to North Korea) I’ve had the accompanying book as a Christmas present - and collectively they remain my most treasured christmas presents.His journeys have taken him across the world, the North and South Poles, the Sahara desert, the Himalayas and most recently, Eastern Europe. Lots if facts, lots of emotion and lots of incredible insights in a forbidden land steeped in ancient history and troubled times. He talks about a variety of things, like the checkpoints, the droughts, the recovery, architecture and legacy, Palin also gives nice small snippets of Iraqi history as to understand the context of Iraq, which makes the book nicer to read. Zum ersten Mal sind auch Michaels Alter und seine Gesundheit ein Thema, denn seine fast 80 Jahren und eine überstandenen Operation am Herzen bergen Risiken für die Reise.

I was given my first Michael Palin travel book way back in 1989 having been entranced as a late teen by his travelogue ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.

Palin manages to reveal the beauty of this ancient land as well as the devastating scars of conflict on the land and it’s people. Als Michael ihm sagt, dass er an seinem Geburtstag nicht dabei sein kann, meint er nur, dass der Opa eben dafür sorgen soll, das er im nächsten Jahr wieder dabei ist. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. Palin follows the Tigris from source to mouth; beginning in Turkey and ending in the tiny strip of Iraqi coastline sandwiched between Kuwait and Iran.

Nu heeft Channel 5 ITN Productions opdracht gegeven om een nieuwe driedelige documentaireserie te produceren met hem, terwijl hij Irak voor het eerst bezoekt.

Nach einigen Etappen haben sich diese Reisende und auch die Leserin dann im unterwegs sein eingerichtet. On the way through Iraq following the River Tigris he gets to places I read about as a child, the ancient city of Ur and its famous ziggurat, Babylon and the astonishing minaret in Samarra which can be seen top right on the cover of the book.

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