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The Chatter Box was created to allow all fans of Michael Palin and his series to communicate with one another online. You can contribute to existing discussions, or start your own conversation by creating a new discussion topic.

To participate in the Chatter Box, please click here to register, or log in if you have not yet done so. If you merely wish to read the discussions, you do not need to register or log in.

Messages from Michael
A read-only section with messages straight from Michael himself.
Friends of Hammershoi
Would you like to be a Friend of Hammershoi? Sign up here to help us gauge interest.
The Series
Chat about your favourite Palin series.
Share your own globe-trotting experiences.
Blathering On
Exchange your views on Michael, travel, life, the universe and everything.
Vital Statistics
Use this list to find other Palinites' details. This section is read-only and password-protected.
Welcome and Introductions
The section for people new to Palin's Travels. Please feel free to add your user details here.

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There's rather a lot of posting goes on here on Palin's Travels. To stay up-to-date and yet avoid confusion, why not use our chatmarks?

They work just like bookmarks, and will help you stay on top of all of the posts made here. Chatmark instructions can be found at the bottom right of this page...

You will need to register and/or log in to use the chatmarks.


Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.