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Top Gear Burma special.

On this Sunday (8 pm, I think?). Could be interesting for those, like me, planning to go there.
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I enjoyed it. made me laugh. I'm sure some will get a bit snooty and holier than thou about it but if you take it at face value, harmless fun, then it was quite entertaining.

the comments at the commonwealth war graves site were pretty profound
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I thought it was very amusing and one of the few things on tv that's made me laught out loud recently even though it now looks more like the Chuckle Brothers on holiday and you can see the joins. Strangely I was watching it alone - there was singing on ice or something on the other side
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Enjoyed watching it too.
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Part 2 next Sunday, 8pm.
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I think I remember someone saying that the HUGE road way on which they played football was built by the military for their purposes? Is this correct, or did I dream it?

Enjoyed it, by the way!
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I only watch the 'specials' as I can't bear the 'star in a car' segment.
I enjoyed the Burma show even if some scenarios are so obviously contrived, the exceptionally narrow street for example.
Maybe the Burma show will have the same effect as the Vietnam show as anyone who's been to Vietnam since then will testify 'top gear motorcycle tours' are absolutely EVERYWHERE in Vietnam now, I must've been asked a hundred times if I wanted to do 'top gear tour'
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I enjoyed it. made me laugh. I'm sure some will get a bit snooty and holier than thou about it but if you take it at face value, harmless fun, then it was quite entertaining.

the comments at the commonwealth war graves site were pretty profound
Glad I'm not the only person who thought that!

Pretty much true though I'm amazed the BBC weren't inundated with complaints from the PC brigade.

It was very good I thought, and I rarely watch the idiot box.
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just watched part 2, bloody hilarious!!

lovin shan province, trouble is, every bugger will be wanting to go there now!!
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Oh farq, don't tell me we're about to see yet another bunch of British noobs making fools of themselves, and creating yet another well ridden pathway, in Asia.

Wake up to yourselves guys - recognise that this is entertainment you've been watching and not factual - and do your own thing, instead of following in the footsteps of Joe Average who got there well before you.
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Oh farq, don't tell me we're about to see yet another bunch of British noobs making fools of themselves, and creating yet another well ridden pathway, in Asia.

Wake up to yourselves guys - recognise that this is entertainment you've been watching and not factual - and do your own thing, instead of following in the footsteps of Joe Average who got there well before you.

No one thinks Top Gear is real.

When I was younger I used to watch the Tour de France and make notes of places I liked the look of for future reference- and now I like the look of Burma! Half of the people looking at this site will have been inspired (even if they never get further than dreaming) in some way by books or the telly. Some will book themselves on guided tours and have everything sorted by someone else, some will fly in and rent bikes and plan their own trip and others will boldly go where none have gone before. Whatever, it's all good.
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Oh farq, don't tell me we're about to see yet another bunch of British noobs making fools of themselves, and creating yet another well ridden pathway, in Asia.

Wake up to yourselves guys - recognise that this is entertainment you've been watching and not factual - and do your own thing, instead of following in the footsteps of Joe Average who got there well before you.
I think you may be speaking a different language to the previous posters?

Euan and Charlie's trip was "telly magic" too, but a lot of people still found it entertaining.

Not sure I like the casual racism either but being touchy about people having a go at my countrymen would just make me sound Australian

Anyway, far more entertaining than watching Henry Whatsisface moaning about the weather and traffic while riding the "World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides"!

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....... Not sure I like the casual racism either but being touchy about people having a go at my countrymen would just make me sound Australian

Anyway, far more entertaining than watching Henry Whatsisface moaning about the weather and traffic while riding the "World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides"!

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.... exception being that I'm also a Brit, albeit it's over 50 years since I migrated from old Blighy.

I've no idea who Henry Whatsisface is, but my comment should to be taken in the context of the fact that I have only just returned last week from riding around Thailand and Laos, and up to the Thai-Burma border.

Sadly, the Brits I met there seem to have taken over the mantle of "most boorish" travellers in Asia from the loud mouthed Aussies and Yanks who have held the title for the past 40 years.

I first hit the road in Asia in 1975 and had to fly my bike from Bangkok to Calcutta due to the absence of Burmese open border crossings, and it will be disappointing if this Top Gear episode encorages more of the same in what is newly opening part of Asia to ride in.
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.... exception being that I'm also a Brit, albeit it's over 50 years since I migrated from old Blighy.

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that figures, like ex smokers and ex drinkers, the exes always have the biggest mouths.

I would refer you to para one of my 1st post

I enjoyed it. made me laugh. I'm sure some will get a bit snooty and holier than thou about it but if you take it at face value, harmless fun, then it was quite entertaining.

no one (well, maybe someone somewhere) takes top gear seriously so how about you credit your fellow posters some modicum of intelligence

it's blighty by the way, not blighy, but I guess you may have forgotten as you've been away so long.
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I enjoyed the show, but as a crane and rigging engineer I nealy threw the remote through the TV. That moment at the bridge when the crane turned over would have gotten you arrested in any other place. Mythbusters are guilty of this too.

Anyone else notice the bridge was steel and "covered" in bamboo? TV Magic indeed.
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