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Something to watch: Long Way Down

If your looking for something to watching and don’t really want to sink your teeth into a 22 episode TV show I’d highly recommend checking out Long Way Down with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.


This is the story of Ewan and Charley traveling from the most northerly point of the United Kingdom (sorry I don’t remember the exact point) to Cape Town South Africa on motorcycles.  I suppose you could call it a sequel to their other trip called Long Way Around (we’re watching this right now!).  It’s an incredible TV series/documentary that covers a ton of Africa.  They of course have to go through a bit of Europe, but it’s really about Africa.  It may sound a bit boring just watching two guys riding on their motorcycles, but it’s so much more.  There’s really kind of two parts to this 10 part series. The first part is really about how they are going to get through Egypt and covering ground.  Somewhere after they get through Egypt they have some sort of blow up and it becomes more about seeing Africa and experiencing what Africa is.

Highly recommended!