An Idiot Abroad: Chinese Delicacy

I hope not to be an ‘Idiot’ abroad when I visit Beijing and Shanghai next week, but I just remembered this clip from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s brilliant ‘Karl Pilkington’s An Idiot Abroad’ Sky1 show, and completely share Karl’s sentiments regarding food. What would give someone an idea to eat a fetus? Or a scorpion? Toad? Hmmm! I do want to have genuine Chinese experiences when I am away and am going to try to encourage myself to at least try some of the more colourful cuisine. Where is a good place to start for a beginner? Centipede? Cricket? I am firmly NOT promising anything!!

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Ricky Laughing at Karl Throughout ‘An Idiot Abroad’

I’m not a huge fan of Ricky Gervais but I love this little compilation of scenes from Sky 1’s brilliant “An Idiot Abroad” series. The show follows Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s friend Karl Pilkington as he travels the globe giving his enlightened views of the seven wonders of the world. Some of the stuff Karl comes out with is priceless comedy gold, and I still cannot tell whether he is genuinely that grumpy and stuck in his ways or whether it is all an act for the sake of tv. The clip below is a compilation from the final episode where Karl returns home and shares his travels with Ricky and Stephen, but a quick search on YouTube will bring up some more of Karl’s actual travels. Well worth a watch!

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