The Long Way Round

A few months ago, a friend lent me the DVD set of the Long Way Round TV series, which initially I hadn’t heard of, despite it happening in 2004. It’s the documentary of Ewen McGregor and Charley Boorman going around the world on a couple of BMW motorbikes.

Being a bit of a travel fan, and a wannabe biker, I thought the series was fantastic, so I was really pleased to get hold of the 3 DVD set quite cheap from and I’ve watched it a couple of times.

It’s fascinating from a planning, biking, and geography point of view, and some of the obstacles and people they meet are fascinating, so if , like me, you completely missed it for the last three years, it really is worth it from Amazon. As you might see from the page there, you can get the ‘sequel’ journey which the same team (almost) just finished – The Long Way Down – which I’m watching now. A post on that when I’ve watched it a couple of times!

For what it’s worth, I think I’ve watched Long Way Round mostly on my iPod Classic, which I’m using for video a lot more than I ever though I would.