We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?


  The Chatter Box : The Series
Messages 1 2 

Sahara - was it the best? by sighthound on 26 February 2008 1:42am
OK. Starting a new thread here. Yes! Sahara was the most compelling of all the series for me. It made me really, really want to go to Mali.

I'm so offended that all comments on this series only show up under the "was it the worst?" banner. So here is another thread for those of us love this series and want to comment on it.
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by sanna75 on 26 February 2008 4:44pm
It wasn't the best, but I loved it. I don't remember, where was Mali. What heppend there??
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by MAC.HAWK on 26 February 2008 10:13pm
Wasn't the best but still hugely enjoyable - the worst was definately the Hemmingway effort.
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by kisch on 27 February 2008 9:41am
I don't thave *the best* and *the worst* when it comes to Mr Palin.
I can just say that I did enjoy Sahara and I know I would never ever want to go there as I can't stand even +30 Centigrade, let alone +50 ! Ugh. So thank you Mr P. to show me the lace I'm not able to go myself.
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by Mezza on 13 March 2008 3:48am
Kisch - I agree. All his series and books have been excellent. I would love to go there (Sahara) . It has really stirred my interest in the area. My parents met and married in Egypt during WW2. You would find it tough living in Australia this time of the year. 38 today and 39 tomorrow. have known it to get to 43 but somehow we cope. It is really only over the summer months. Our winters at least give us relief.
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by Ellerd on 13 March 2008 7:35am
Sahara was a great series! You don't often see countries like Mauritania, Niger and Algeria on your average travel show. The Mali scenes were particularly memorable.
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by Rox on 27 March 2008 4:15pm
It's been ages since I watched Sahara, but my most vivid memory of the series was when Michael was standing under what may have been a single tree in the desert and he was opening his lunch in a little paper bag and I was STRAINING to see what was in there. I am always so curious about the food in other countries. I remember hoping the camera crew would zoom in on the bag and I would be able to satisfy my curiosty - Then Michael opened the bag and showed it to the camera........Yee haa ! Now since much time has passed since watching this series, I am not so sure if this was real or if I dreamt it.......does anyone have any recall of this......?
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by Bourassala on 16 April 2008 12:46am
Greetings. Just finished reading Sahara and look forward to seeing the DVD. Saw a bit of it on a bus in London when I visited several years back. The part that had me cracking up was the description of octopus fishing with pots that had Michael enrolled in keeping them in a tray. The description of that and the proposal for an Octopus Protection Leaugue was priceless. Not only do I love travel non-fiction, but I love a good ironic sense of humor.
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by peripatetically on 16 April 2008 2:35pm
Welcome to Palinstravels. Hope to see more of you here, Bourassala.

Maryland, USA
Re: Sahara - was it the best? by kazzzz on 16 April 2008 2:36pm
I still say there was too much sand ;)
Messages 1 2 

  Reply to this post:
  Register here


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.