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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 Katherine Ryan embark on a 48 hour ram raid of the best stuff in New York. Their packed-to-overflow schedule sees them scale tall buildings, grab some culture in museums large and small, sample the cuisine, attempt to rollerblade, sing a few showtunes, and generally fill every waking moment with doing stuff. From the Rockefeller Centre to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to an early morning queue at the hottest patisserie in Manhattan for a cronut, and a free ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, the city-breakers aren't hanging about. There's even time for Richard to reach the point of meltdown.
Time-conscious traveller Richard Ayoade is joined by Hollywood actor Paul Rudd for a brisk 48 hour romp round Helsinki. To get their bearings the pair head straight to the Ladies toilet in the Torni hotel, which offers the best view of the city. They go kayaking and snack on some reindeer jerky at the city's Hakaniemi market. Richard and Paul also visit not one, but two saunas - one of which can be found in a well-known burger chain.They visit the beautiful wilderness island of Seurassari, go foraging, and finish up at a sweet shop.
Writer, actor, comedian and podcaster Adam Buxton accompanies Richard Ayoade on a voyage of discovery in Lisbon, Europe's sunniest capital. The Portuguese city is known for its decorative tiling and maritime history. Adam and Richard first tackle it at breakneck speed in an electric rickshaw. They also visit a tinned-fish emporium, take the celebrated iron lift - the Elevador de Santa Justa - and listen to some fado, Lisbon's version of the blues. There's potent cherry liqueur for breakfast; a tram ride up a steep hillside; a trip to a doll hospital; and a visit to Belem, home to Lisbon's famed custard tarts.
Richard Ayoade is joined by Jack Dee for a clock conscious exploration of Naples. The result is two days rich in humour, history, culture and pizza. Richard and Jack take a guided tour on vintage Vespas in the city's chaotic traffic. They attend a pizza-making class and then head to the volcanic ruins of Herculaneum. Day two sees them visit the Isle of Capri and play the lottery using la smorfia, a local guide to the meaning of dreams. Richard will never look at a squid or a guitar in the same way again.
Rebel Wilson joins Richard Ayoade on a rapid-fire tour of the Italian city, taking in as much as they can in just two days. They race past iconic works of art including Botticelli's Venus and Michelangelo's David, take in some street art, go on a rafting trip down the River Arno, climb to the top of the city's cathedral and dine on a traditional tripe sandwich.
Richard Ayoade(Richard Ayoade)
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