July 28, 2005

Monty Python's Travel Guide

Our pal Tim Worstall relates the news that Michael Palin's travel books are going to be made available free online.

I happened to catch an episode of Palin's tee vee travel show just the other night. He was journeying through the Himalayas and down to Bangladesh. Quite impressive.

As it happened, the latter part of this trek cut right across the part of Bangladesh that P.J. O'Rourke had written about in All The Trouble In The World, one of my favorite books. Palin mentioned briefly the Grameen Bank and some of the scut-work that many Bangladeshis are forced to do, but said nothing about jute which, as Peej noted, is a substantial (but uneconomical) part of the Bangladeshi economy. The whole time, I kept saying to the tee vee: "The jute! What about the jute? Where's the jute???"

Posted by Robert at July 28, 2005 01:10 PM | TrackBack

Present tense not future. They’re free there now.

The Minister for Jute with the Jute carpet and business card?

Posted by: Tim Worstall at July 28, 2005 01:40 PM

That's the one. And jute coladas at the bar, for all I know.

Posted by: Robert the LB at July 28, 2005 05:42 PM
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