i absolutely love the show. like gb said, it is the complete opposite of the perky verbal vomit that comes out of rr's show in $40 semolians a day.
if he likes something, he says so. if he thinks it's disgusting, he'll still try it, but then holds nothing back on his comments about the dish, and then makes wry and often humorous remarks about a culture that would eat that slime, all the while being a gracious traveler, not a tourist.
his sense of humor and delivery is a little crass or vulgar, but it doesn't bother me in the least. i think the show is very interesting, and very funny at times.
in fact, he reminds me of a lot of guys i grew up with. i think he's originally from leonia, nj, a town about 10 minutes from where i was raised.
just rootin' for a local boy done good, i guess.
A true lover of nature does not despair now that his mistress has turned a colder cheek.