Into Iraq: Michael Palin

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Into Iraq: Michael Palin

Into Iraq: Michael Palin

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It's Michael Palin doing what he does best- beautifully describing a place, sprinkling in history and getting to know the locals.

But then in 2018, heh teamed up with Channel 5 with a headline-grabbing trip to North Korea, and in 2022, aged 79, it was off to Iraq. Michael Palin schreibt offener und ich finde in seinen Erzählungen wieder die Momentaufnahmen von Land und Leuten, die für mich den Reiz bei seinen Reiseberichten ausmachen. Lots if facts, lots of emotion and lots of incredible insights in a forbidden land steeped in ancient history and troubled times. Aber auch wenn er immer wieder gerade die alltäglichen Dinge, die er beobachtet, zu etwas Besonderem macht, verschwindet die Reserviertheit vom Anfang nicht ganz. Genial and comforting whilst containing his signature wit and necessary depth and critique when needed.

I haven’t seen that so not sure if there’s stuff here he couldn’t say on camera but was fun reading for an insight into Iraq today. Zijn reis, die begon bij Lake Hazar in het oosten van Turkije, omvatte bezoeken aan Koerdistan, waar hij een dag doorbracht in het bergdorp Akre voor de Koerdische New Roz-vieringen, een festival van fakkeltochtjes, vuurwerk en geweervuur, een bezoek aan Tikrit, waar hij de waarheid over het verschrikkelijke Speicher-bloedbad ontdekte, hij stond perplexvoor de lengendarische moerassen tussen de rivieren Eufraat en Tigris,voor hij verder trok naar Babylon om het paleis van Saddam Hoessein te verkennen dat boven de oude stad uittorent. It might be because Iraq is such a depressing country at times and yet such nice people there apparently. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. It would be the endless waits at random checkpoints that they endured for seemingly little point other than to justify the existence of the checkpoint and the guards manning it, I doubt I have the patience for nowadays.

Nach einigen Etappen haben sich diese Reisende und auch die Leserin dann im unterwegs sein eingerichtet. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as The Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set.

Marked down by the BBC for not being trendy enough, it looked the end of a spectacular era of travel documentaries. In March 2022, Michael travelled the length of the River Tigris through Iraq to get a sense of what life is like in a region of the world that once formed the cradle of civilisation, but that in recent times has witnessed turmoil and appalling bloodshed. He contemplates the graffiti-strewn ruins of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces, and he notes the constant presence of armed guards. Now that a tentative peace has broken out I wanted to see what happens to a country waking from a nightmare, in a land on which the first cities in the world were built.

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