Palin concludes his Pacific journey by trekking through parts of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. Included: tours of Mexico City and Tijuana; and a look at L.A. by helicopter. Also: mingling with San Francisco's gay community; traveling by train through British Columbia.
Part 9. A journey through Peru and Colombia. In Peru, Palin stops at remote villages and attends a healing ceremony in Iquitos. He then travels on the Amazon River to Colombia, where he tours the streets of Bogota with an English journalist. Also: the coffee-growing region near Armenia.
In Part 8, Palin concludes his journey through Chile and travels to Bolivia and Peru. On Lake Titicaca, on the Bolivia-Peru border, he talks with a reed-boat builder. In Peru he visits Cuzco, and travels northwest to Machu Picchu, the site of an ancient Inca city.
Part 7. A tour of Chile and Bolivia begins at Cape Horn. Palin then visits Chiloe Island; Santiago; the copper mines of Chuquicamata; and the Atacama Desert. In Bolivia, he takes a train ride to La Paz, the world's highest capital.
Part 6. Palin tours Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, he flies over Katherine Gorge with a vet who takes him on his rounds, which include helping a sick crocodile; and participates in the roping of wild camels. In New Zealand, he travels to Kaikoura to take part in a cow race; and to South Island.
Part 5. Host Michael Palin tours Malaysia and Indonesia. A trip across the Sulu Seas from the Philippines takes him to Borneo, where he visits an orangutan sanctuary; and talks with ex-headhunters. In Indonesia, he tours Jakarta and Java.
Part 4. Host Michael Palin tours Vietnam and the Philippines. In Vietnam, he visits Hanoi to observe a cricket match; and Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. In the Philippines, he visits Manila and Zamboanga; and attempts to see the rice terraces of Banaue through a dense fog.
Part 3. In China, Palin visits the port city of Qingdao, where he stays at a guest house that is of Bavarian design; tours Shanghai; and takes a trip down the Yangtze River, where he observes the Yangtze Gorges. Also toured are the cities of Chongqing, Wuhan and Guiyang.
In Part 2, Palin travels to Japan and Korea. In Japan, he trains with the Kodo drummers on Sado Island; and in Tokyo he meets for the first time a pen pal of 20 years. In Korea, Palin attends a wedding in Seoul, and observes a riot.
In Part 1 of Michael Palin's 10-part journey around the Pacific Rim, he visits U.S. and Russian territory, including the island of Little Diomede in the Bering Strait; Nome, Alaska, where he talks with gold prospectors; and Kamchatka, Magadan and Vladivostok in Russia.