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trusted, says Palin. “Every day was a learning experience and a much more rigorous learning experience than any travelling I’ve ever done – apart from possibly going into Tibet or somewhere like that.
“Here’s a country that looks similar to countries I’ve been to – they have tall buildings, railway lines and roads, although very little on them. And yet something was very different.”
With the 1,300-mile, 13-day trip coinciding with the historic meeting between Kim and the South’s president Moon Jae-in too, Palin found himself
post-Soviet states of Georgia and Azerbaijan. From the resort of Batumi, on Georgia’s Black Sea, Joanna travels across the heart of the Caucasus region, passing through stunning mountain settlements, cities and vineyards, and finally the ultra-modern city of Baku, the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan. On the way she learns not only about the ancient Silk Road, but how these two very different countries are still finding their identities.
If Emmerdale had been set 100 years ago, how would the villagers have been affected by the First World War? We’re about to find out as this new series, which marks the centenary of the end of the
Michael Palin in North Korea for his two-part documentary, which he feared would never happen