Saturday, August 26, 2006

Monty Python does Western Sahara

In 2001, Michael Palin, formerly of Monty Python's Flying Circus, filmed a documentary about his attempt to cross the Sahara desert. Then he wrote a book about it. Unfortunately for him, it was then immediately buried under the identically-titled Matthew McConaughey vehicle in Amazon searches. Fortunately for us, in his trip Palin visited Tindouf.

Kate gave me this book for my birthday, but I only got it back from her today. Palin drops all kinds of fun Western Sahara info (including a positive reference to the Cuba university program). For example, according to him 90% of people in Tindouf are literate, which much better than in neighboring countries.

Meanwhile, I'm at Georgetown, and craziness has ensued.

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