The Long Way Round
Posted 28th March, 2008 in
Ben and I just finished watching a 7-episode mini-series documentary called "The Long Way Round". Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorgman are two best friends and motorbike enthusiasts (they also happen to be actors) that decided to go on an adventure together by riding motorcycles from London to New York -- going east -- all the way around the world.
Their adventure is unbelievable, astonishing, painful, breathtaking, stressful, enlightening, remarkable, eye-opening, and so many other powerful adjectives that I can't come up with right now. The two of them are hilarious and determined to succeed in their adventure as well as enjoy it as it happens (which sometimes was very difficult). They meet all kinds of interesting people from the most unique places and remote places you'd ever imagine, traveling through Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, and finally across Canada and the United States.
I absolutely recommend you pick this up at the library, video rental place or download the episodes from their web site. It was like going around the world and seeing things we'll never likely get a chance to see--because very few do! Do you know many people who travel the Road of Bones in Siberia?
I see now that they've done another adventure together called The Long Way Down where they go from Scotland down through to the southernmost tip of Africa. I'll be looking out for that one to watch next time!
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