Another outdoorsy – a travel documentary maker – Sir Michael Edward Palin.
Michael Palin has been a comedian and an actor. However there is something else that seems to be his forte – travel documentary presenter & maker.
One of his most admired travels has been to himalyas. He travels along Himalayas – starting in Pakistan , entering India, continuing the journey through Nepal, a brief halt in Bhutan and the finally concluding the journey in India with river Brahamputra merging into Bay of Bengal. What is most intriguing is the rapport he develops with the localites in no time.
Another interesting journey he makes is to the North Korea. He is again able to strike a chord with the North Koreans who inspite of belonging to an entirely different culture and governance embrace his presence.
One of his quotes –
Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.Michael Palin