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Season 6 / Episode 2 and airs on 27 October 2017 19:30
Richard Ayoade takes a ruthlessly efficient approach to travel, covering everything top tourist destinations have to offer in just 48 hours.
Richard Ayoade and comedian Aisling Bea make a whirlwind tour of Hungary's fairy tale capital, with selfies, goulash, cake, pubs, liquor, and a game of chess at the thermal baths.
Richard Ayoade heads for Tenerife for a multi-packed mini break with Lena Dunham, writer, director, actor, and creator of Girls. In the north of the island the pair visit a guachinche pop-up restaurant, with goat stew. They explore the barren lunar landscape around the volcanic Mount Teide and spend the evening stargazing. There is also a sculpture tour, including Henry Moore and Joan Miro; some layered coffee; a spot of golf; and a search for whales.
Richard Ayoade and comedian Rhod Gilbert take on 48 hours in Florida's hot spot, for a densely packed mini-break including art, art deco slobbing, alligators, yoga, speedboats - and dominoes. There's also an airboat tour of the Florida's everglades and a trip to Little Havana.
Tonight the Travel Man is joined by Matt Lucas, for a frenetic 48 hours in the eternal city, Rome. After dropping their bags at the ultra-hip G-Rough Hotel, they seek protection from the scorching Italian sun. They find it at the Antica Manifattura Cappelli, Rome's oldest hat shop, which makes and sells a dizzying variety of bespoke headgear. In order to see some sights in the most time efficient and Italian way possible, they take a guided tour in vintage Fiat 500 cars. After wending their way past the Circus Maximus, they stop to peep through the Aventine Keyhole before finishing atop Gianicolo Hill in time for the cannon being fired - a daily ritual since the 1850s. Next they head to the border of the Vatican, before experiencing the very best of modern Italian cuisine at All'Oro.
Richard Ayoade is joined by comedian Sara Pascoe for a two day test of the mini break merits of Valencia, Spain's third largest city. After dropping their bags at the sumptuous Hotel Caro, they set off along the path of the Turia river. Until the 1950s it flowed through the city, but was diverted after a disastrous flood. Now it's a nine kilometre park, which Sarah and Richard explore by four wheeled bike, pausing at Park Gulliver for a slide. Valencia is the birthplace of paella, so Richard enrols them at paella school to make authentic and vegan versions of the dish. Halfway through cooking they are forced to dance, a ritual they are assured improves the flavour. Valencia's motto is 'live without sleep' so Richard and Sarah try a sip of the city's nightlife when they order a round of Agua de Valencia. This innocent looking drink is made of cava, gin, vodka, fresh orange juice and sugar and leaves Richard and Sara in pieces.
Richard Ayoade and comedian Joe Lycett head to the mini break mecca of Amsterdam. Their 48 hour hurtle through the city's attractions takes in culture, cardio, canals, cuisine, and other things not necessarily beginning with C. The duo doss down in one of Amsterdam's hippest hotels; take a battery-powered boat tour; do some drawing; and peer into the world of the water bear. The brave travellers also sample some jenever, Dutch gin, and visit the city's street organ museum.
Richard Ayoade(Richard Ayoade)
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