vineri, 23 ianuarie 2009

Long Way Down

Back in track dearest visitors with 1 day of delay :) as I am still busy learning for my Master Exam Session. You are right Andrei, that Claudio guy was kind of goofy but it sure must have been more difficult than shown on camera and the important thing was that they made it and that no major accidents or problems occurred on their route.
Now in the second trip, "Long Way Down", UNICEF's involvement became even more obvious than in the previous expedition as the guys had another "hot" challenge, their main goal being that of reaching the southernmost point of Africa (you can see now the link between the title - Long Way DOWN- and the route).The trip started on 12 May 2007 and finished on 4 August 2007. Same trip formula, Ewan, Charlie, even Claudion von Planta and producer Russ Malkin, upgraded BMWs- R1200GS Adventure and lots of challenges. The route started from John o' Groats, in the North of Scotland and passed through 18 countries, downwards to Africa. The guys took the Euro tunnel reaching France, Italy, then took the ferry to Tunisia, thus starting their African adventure. From Tunisia, they entered Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi (where Ewan's wife- Eve- joined the trip- girl power!!!!!), Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and finally South Africa. They finished their journey at Cape Agulhas,which is the most southerly point of the Black Continent. Rumour has it that the guys are planning a third expedition entitled Long Way To Go but nothig official has been released yet. I know that Charlie Boorman started an expedition on his own in 2008 entitled By Any Means, where he had to travel through 24 countries starting from Ireland to Sydney, by any means of transportation :). Personally I missed Ewan in that show so I am looking forward for the Long Way To Go adventure. I will keep you informed should I know something on the subject. Wish I could be part of such a trip in the future so if anyone is interested in motorbike traveling, post a comment and let me know. Bis dann!!!

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