Desert Python
To hear Michael Palin talk about his travels in the Sahara Desert, go here and scroll to the bottom of the page. The Sahara is big -- Palin says it's the size of the United States, and is growing larger all the time.

Here's a more personal conversation with Palin, about his idiosyncrasies, on a show called Survival Kit. Toward the end, he talks about Monty Python.

To learn more about Palin's travels, go to his travel website, www.palinstravels.co.uk.