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A pint of Palin is your only man

HE earns a living by travelling to some of the most exotic places in the world – but a pint of plain was all Michael Palin wanted in Dublin.

The 'Monty Python' star enjoyed a Guinness as he signed his latest book, 'Brazil', at Dubray Books on Grafton Street, Dublin – and he even signed a coconut for one fan.

The book was written to accompany the latest travel series by the 69-year-old, where he travelled around Brazil for 18 months.

The four-part series was his idea – even though he hadn't planned on doing any more trips – "but Brazil auditioned itself very well," he said.

"The economy is growing fast, the World Cup is there in 2014 and the real clincher was the Olympics in 2016. A country that never had much attention from this side of the Atlantic was in the spotlight."

Palin also appeared on 'The Late Late Show' during his visit to Dublin.

Irish Independent