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Himalaya by sighthound on 31 October 2006 5:51pm
The Travel Channel in the US will be showing Himalaya next Monday.
Re: Himalaya by fairygirl48 on 31 October 2006 9:21pm
YESSSSS! Thanks so much Geraldine, I shall be watching. :)
Himalaya / Tiger Leaping Gorge / Dr Ho by geo33 on 21 November 2006 8:10am
Treked Tiger Leaping Gorge in 1989 when it was off limits... Recorded the Naxi Music in Leijang when it was also a "dying" music ...

Also , so glad to see that Dr. Ho is still around. I have a portrait of him from 1989 http://www.thomas-media.com/photography/people/index.htm , (Dr. Ho is in the center of the thumbnails) Have been to many of the other places in the series... Just loved to see it !

Re: Himalaya by chandler on 21 November 2006 7:22pm
I met Wongshu sherpa, who helped Michael whilst he was poorly, at the school I teach at today. He was a very nice man who was staying with a family in the local area and was giving his first school talk to some sixth form. Chatted about Michael Palin travel programmes at break time over a cup of tea and a jammy dodger. He obviously thinks very highly of Michael!
Re: Himalaya by suzulu on 21 November 2006 10:33pm
He must have been very interesting to talk to, chandler.

I like your photos, geo33.
Re: Himalaya by geo33 on 22 November 2006 5:02am
Thanks for the nice words suzulu. Now that I think about it I checked my slides and I shot the portrait of Dr Ho in 1987, not 1989. I visited Leijang both years. Also have a shot of Machepuchre in Nepal at sunset much like the video in the series. Thanks Michael for bringing back so many memories!
Re: Himalaya by Lounge Trekker on 24 December 2006 9:27pm
I get the benefit of seeing the Himalaya series one short segment at a time on a public broadcasting channel. I've just seen the episode where Michael leaves Pakistan visiting India, Kashmir, then Nepal.

Michael Palin is a comfortable TV presenter to 'travel' with and the views will make your television set come to life.

What do you know about the production of this amazing series, Geraldine?

Re: Himalaya by LadyBountiful on 28 January 2007 10:36pm
I rented the 3 DVD set from the local library and have been so engrossed that I now have to pay 2 lots of overdue fines.....perhaps I should just buy it? I cant stop watching it - I find the scenery utterly spellbinding - the combination of blue sky, white peaks, sunshine, his easy banter and the urge for him to reach his next destination is a winning recipe for me.
Re: Himalaya by alijaybee on 17 March 2007 2:39pm
I did exactly the same thing last weekend. Of course, the DVDs were returned late and I accomplished no work last weekend! I just sat on my arse and wished I was on the Tibetan Plateau!

I think my favourite part was just getting an appreciation for the sheer amount of cultures and religions which were once so isolated, but now intersect because of the "opening up" of the Himalaya.

I definitely want to go and I will also be buying this series ... much better than having to withhold it from other people!
Re: Himalaya by Ken Dunn on 25 November 2007 10:02pm
I had to go and ressurect this one as there is a glut of 'New..' threads hereabouts.
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