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Pole to Pole we join Michael Palin on the second of his epic challenges. Travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole, he experiences every extreme the globe has to offer. As he crosses 16 countries by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, he meets a diverse range of fascinating characters and landscapes while his own endurance is tested to the limit. With his customary aplomb, he plunges himself into the local cultures, starring in a crayfish documentary in Novgorod, attending a baby-rolling ceremony at a Cypriot wedding, and consulting an Mpulugu witch-doctor. He samples the local cuisines, from goat stew in Kigoma to seal lasagne in Tromsø, and the local customs, beating himself with birch twigs in a Finnish sauna and enjoying a mud massage in Odessa. His incredible journey is a delight for anyone interested in our weird, wonderful world.
©1999 Michael Palin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By DRMT on 02-24-15

An interesting story with excellent narration

This is a really interesting journey with great narration by the author. Especially intriguing to reflect on the world he travelled through in the early 90s.

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5 out of 5 stars
By PJ van Zetten on 01-04-15

I felt I was there ...

Michael Palin has the gift of creating word pictures so the listener can feel he/she was actually there. His words have the ring of authenticity. Nothing is sensationalised, just told like it was. He is not afraid to revel both the light and the dark of himself, which makes him engaging.

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