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.
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 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.