Thursday, January 31, 2013

An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad is a British travel documentary show that follows Karl Pilkington around the world. Karl is a friend of comedian Ricky Gervais and An Idiot Abroad is a creation of Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The show is AMAZING! I love it! And right now it's in its 3rd season, which is only 3 episodes long :(

Season One: Seven Wonders of the World
The first season we followed Karl to seven wonders of the world; The Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Petra in Jordan, Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Great Pyramids in Egypt, Christ the Redeemer in Barzil, and Machu Picchu in Peru. My favorite episode from this season was when he traveled to India and participated in their spring festival Holi. Everyone would throw colored powder and yell, "HAPPY HOLI!!!" (Similar to the color runs they have here in the states).

Season Two: The Bucket List
Season two Karl was to travel to places that were on other people bucket lists. He spent the night on a deserted island, traveled the Trans-Siberian Express, swam with sharks (they told him dolphins), went whale watching in Alaska on a fishing boat (versus the normal cruise), hung out with wild gorillas in Africa, traveled along Route 66 in the United States, and climbed Mount Fuji in Japan (the coolest one, what a site to see! And even Karl admits that. Here is where he created the Pilkington Pants!)

Season Three: The Short Way Round
In season three Ricky enlisted the help of his friend Warwick Davis, you may know Warwick from Harry Potter, Willow, and Gervais' Life's Too Short. Here the two traveled from Venice, Italy to China loosely following the same route that Marco Polo traveled. The thing I loved about this season was that Warwick was there to make sure Karl really experienced the travels and Karl fights him all the way, they both end up having a great time!

Tune into the Science channel to watch An Idiot Abroad here in the states. 

Do any of these place interest you? Let me know in a comment! 

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