In this, Michael Palin's third and most ambitious adventures, he travels for almost a year through the eighteen countries that border the world's largest ocean. It is voyage of epic proportions, longer and more demanding than anything he's taken on before.
The Pacific Rim is one of the most volatile areas in the world. Not only are economies expanding faster than anywhere else on earth, but the earth itself is in a constant state of flux. Volcanoes mark Palin's journey like stepping stones. He negotiates mountains and plunging gorges, crosses glaciers and dodges icebergs, follows great rivers like the Yangtze and the Amazon to some of the most remote places on earth, and confronts the notorious Cape Horn and the wind-swept beaches of Western Alaska.
The people Palin meets provide a constant supply of surprises, pleasures and lessons in life. He visits a Gulag camp in Siberia, talks to head-hunters in Borneo, eats maggots in Mexico and rustles camels in the deserts of Australia.
'Full Circle' is the record of a journey of several lifetimes. It will delight the senses, stretch the imagination and spark off a thousand holiday arguments.