Season 1, Episode 3 Mediterranean Maze
En route to Istanbul, Palin and company leave Odessa mere hours before the Russian port is closed by the coup against Gorbachev. Once in Turkey, the travelers explore a 300-year-old Turkish bath before moving on to Greece, where they visit with a Rhodes astrologer. Also: a day-long Cypriot wedding that involves 3000 guests; the Valley of the Kings; a luxury cruise down the Nile to the Egyptian city of Aswan.
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- Premiered: October 21, 1992
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- Premise: A six-month trek from the North Pole to the South Pole via Scandinavia, Russia and Africa. (more)