An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad

Presenting the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington: Adventurer. Philosopher. Knob head. Karl Pilkington isn’t keen on travelling.

Author: Karl Pilkington

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9780857860279

Category: Humor

Page: 296

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Presenting the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington: Adventurer. Philosopher. Knob head. Karl Pilkington isn’t keen on travelling. Given the choice, he’ll go on holiday to Devon or Wales or, at a push, eat English food on a package holiday in Majorca. Which isn’t exactly Michael Palin, is it? So what happened when he was convinced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant to go on an epic adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World? Travel broadens the mind, right? You’d think so...
Categories: Humor

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish

A collection of hilarious and compelling insights and anecdotes, diary entries, poems, 'true' facts and cartoons on travel from Karl Pilkington, unlikely star of the Ricky Gervais Show, the world's most successful podcast This is the travel ...

Author: Karl Pilkington

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756643706

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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A collection of hilarious and compelling insights and anecdotes, diary entries, poems, 'true' facts and cartoons on travel from Karl Pilkington, unlikely star of the Ricky Gervais Show, the world's most successful podcast This is the travel book for people who don't particularly like travelling, it's Karl Pilkington, star of The Ricky Gervais Podcast Show, with a suitcase, occasionally with his passport, more often with a bemused suspicion of anything vaguely exotic, and an observant eye for the disappointments, tedium, general weirdness and absurdities of being a tourist abroad and at home. From staring at Mount Vesuvius in case it erupts and the horrors of a Lanzarote nudist beach to the curiosities to be seen in the world's weirdest museum. Told with his inimitable deadpan humour, Pilkington's stories are interspersed with fond reflections on life back in England, from Salford joy riders to what his girlfriend's mum and dad have for dinner on a Thursday (it's chops and veg. in case you're wondering).
Categories: Humor

Identity and Intercultural Exchange in Travel and Tourism

Identity and Intercultural Exchange in Travel and Tourism

... A. (2004) The Art of Travel. New York: Vintage International. Hill, J. (2002)
Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan. Pilkington, K. (2011) An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl
Pilkington.

Author: Anthony David Barker

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845414634

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 909

This book looks at the relationship between questions of identity formation and modern practices in travelling and tourism. New and creative patterns of behaviour and self-realisation are now emerging due to the enormous commercial interests that lie behind the modern travel and tourism industries. The volume will consider these issues and the challenges they create.
Categories: Social Science

The World of Karl Pilkington

The World of Karl Pilkington

TV TIE-IN HUMOUR. A collection of the best moments from the 'Ricky Gervais Show' podcasts -- the world's number one podcast -- with additional musings and original drawings by Karl Pilkington, the show's unlikely star.

Author: Karl Pilkington

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007240272

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 192

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TV TIE-IN HUMOUR. A collection of the best moments from the 'Ricky Gervais Show' podcasts -- the world's number one podcast -- with additional musings and original drawings by Karl Pilkington, the show's unlikely star. Karl Pilkington has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a kid growing up in Manchester he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results. Pilkington's is a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head, and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense. In this pithy and hilarious book, Karl is in conversation with (the often bewildered) Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and stars of 'The Office' and 'Extras', outwitting even these comedy Goliaths with his take on such contentious issues as charity, the lack of Chinese homeless people, reincarnation, the rights of monkeys and favourite superpowers.
Categories: English wit and humor

The Chomolungma Diaries

The Chomolungma Diaries

... by watching Ricky Gervais's An Idiot Abroad, a tongue-in-cheek documentary
about a bigoted northerner travelling around China. Phil thinks it's funny because
he says the main character, played by Karl Pilkington, looks and talks like me.

Author: Mark Horrell

Publisher: Mountain Footsteps Press

ISBN: 9780993413032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 410

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In April 2012 Mark Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Mount Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so. He joined a mountaineering expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box of red wine, and a New Zealander who enjoyed reminding his teammates of the perils of altitude sickness and the number of ways they might die on summit day. The media often write about Mount Everest deaths and how easy the world’s highest mountain has become to climb, but how accurately does this reflect reality? The Chomolungma Diaries is a true story of ordinary people climbing Mount Everest with a commercial expedition, and preparing for the biggest day of their lives. Imagine your life clipped into a narrow line of cord five miles above the earth, on the world’s most terrifying ridge walk. This book will bring you just a little bit closer to that experience.
Categories: Sports & Recreation