Into Iraq: Michael Palin

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Into Iraq: Michael Palin

Into Iraq: Michael Palin

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With over 6,500 books here and several more arriving each week I doubt I'll ever be short of a topic. For someone who is literally Iraqi and knows most of the stuff in this book – it was nothing new except for a few things I'll probably ask my dad about. Die Abenteuer aus 1001 und einer Nacht faszinieren nicht nur den kleinen Michael und auch der erwachsene Mann denkt noch oft an die Sehnsucht nach diesem magischen Land zurück, das er zwischen den Zeilen entdeckt hat. Not as nimble as in earlier times, now 78, Palin has lost none of his strengths or stamina to find history and see the future through a new generation’s eyes.

Michael Palin for me is this unique guide that through travel with his conversations and observations brings this depth to travelling.Palin was always good interacting with locals in previous documentaries and whilst I haven’t yet seen the TV series that this book accompanies, that is only three sixty minute episodes and those include adverts so I doubt you get much more insight. Auch wenn das Buch alles hatte, was mir an den Büchern von Michael Palin gefällt, konnte er mich nicht so fesseln wie sonst. Mas é triste que, uma vez mais, a BBC, que deve ter gasto uma soma substancial e deslocou uma equipa de 8 pessoas (além dos motoristas e contactos locais), não tenha incluído um fotógrafo. Gegen Ende findet er noch einmal deutliche Worte, denn die Reise entlang des Tigris zeigt deutlich, wie sich der Lauf des Flusses und damit auch die Lebensumstände für seine Bewohner durch unser Zutun verändert haben. This is another great journey through a curious and largely unknown (to the west) culture seen though his humorous eyes - but the apparently lighthearted approach ensures he gets to meet some extraordinary people, and see far beyond the bounds of a normal traveler.

But these are specks of light amid a canvas of corruption, stagnation, and the ever-looking threat of internecine conflict. A series of essays inspired by books that I own, talking about their history, some reviews and also how they came to be on my shelves. De serie was het vervolg op de veelgeprezen 2018 reportage, Michael Palin in Noord-Korea, die 4,5 miljoen kijkers bereikte en werd genomineerd voor twee BAFTA’s. Although having a major television studio behind you, and handlers, and guides probably make this trip easier, and safer, to do.The second in a new series of Palin travelogues to unexpected or dangerous places, interrupted by Covid . If you're in the UK there is a Channel 5 3-part docuseries accompanying this book so it makes it even more immersive. 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. Daarna ging hij naar de Iraakse hoofdstad Bagdad, naar de Groene Zone die na de oorlog is ontstaan en ontdekte de geneugten van het leven in de bruisende oude stad voordat hij de beroemde Ziggurat van Ur bezocht.

Palin takes you on a very observant journey through Iraq, striking a careful balance between history, culture, and personal observation.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. As noted by previous reviews, the book goes along well with the tv series, but the chapters always end with you wanting to know more about the people and places he encounters on his journey. 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’. Through Palin’s effort and words we see more than just a tourist’s overview and box ticking exercise like a modern ISpy book.

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