Don't know what season am I looking at, but it's the episode where Karl goes to Petra, through Israel.. I felt so happy to see the Holy Land, coz i cant go there :(
I thought he'd be a brat..he wasn't. Hated his reaction to camels, but then again I don't have balls.
It was a nice episode.. I don't know why exactly, but I love the little glimpses we get out of each country (I skimmed through another episode where he goes to Mexico).. the roads, and the checkpoints, the people on the streets (that's what I usually film when I'm on my Uncle's car driving through Khartoum)
You don't get that in other travel documentaries- not the ones I've seen at least.
I liked a lot of his comments and started thinking "hmm..maybe I'm an idiot too"
An idiot who wants to travel though.. would have loved to be with him...
Being me, I then moved on to read a Wiki entry about a spin-off called "The Moaning of Life"
From that alone, and without watching #TheMoaningOfLife , I'm loving this guy!
He's outlook is so simple and innocent.
It's a pity that we're getting to know about him through the plan of a guy who wants to have a good laugh..
Note: Some Muslims out there might be annoyed with my calling it Israel.. but Israel is not a bad word, Israel is the name of a prophet, Jacob.. I don't think that my calling the land Israel, when it's in fact controlled by Jews, is gonna bring change to the world. Israel, that piece of land, belongs to God, and he makes it inherited by whomsoever he wishes, though He kicked out the Jews and "The Palestinian people (Arabic: الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha‘b al-Filasṭīnī), also referred to as Palestinians (Arabic:الفلسطينيون, al-Filasṭīniyyūn, Hebrew: פָלַסְטִינִים), are the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine over the centuries, and who today are largely culturally and linguistically Arab due to Arabization of the region" according to Wiki. Look up the origin of Palestine.. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."- Will Shakespeare, husband of Anne Hathaway ..hehehe
I'm not anti-semitic, I'm not pro-Zionists, I simply believe that Time sets the rules, people, and just like native Indians are not kicking out the Americans, and that Palestinians are not trying to settle into (some parts of?) Syria and kick out its current inhabitants, or any better examples from the present that u can think of, life should have gone on for the Jews who wanted back their land.. I would have loved for both of them to live together, under separate rulers or Christian rule, but they wanted to punish someone for their humiliation by the arrogant Pharoah, for the Holocaust and for the choices of their ancestors..if only they retribution to God.. but Arabs are not so sweet either,
I cannot imagine them living happily side by side, now ,more so but then too..
It makes me sad, because these two people are #ChildrenOfAbraham and they've really missed the greater picture..I truly wonder whether their punishments will be solely on Earth or would it go on to the after life...You know there's this show entitled لو كان بيننا meaning "if he (#Muhammad) was amongst us (still)"..
I wish 2 similar shows would be produced where the 'he' stands for (#Moses) and (#Jesus) respectively..
Okay, I've written a note that's longer than I've talked about the Idiot Abroad.. Hope you all are thinking more becuz of me. If I've given you a headache, consider that you've grown a little today!