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DVD, Long Way Round!

I guess this was a TV series first. But man oh man, I loved this DVD/series. It’s a travel documentary of Ewan McGregor and his best friend Charley Boorman traveling around the world, literally, via motor cycle, or their case ‘motorbikes’. 20,000 miles in 115 days in some of the most intense terrain ever. They didn’t keep it cushy just doing paved roads in populated areas, etc, they really went for it doing eastern most of Europe first, then right into Russia, then Kazakhstan, then Mongolia, then back into Russia…then they flew over to Alaska, down through Canada, then finally the US, all the way to NYC. In fact, they even hit Naperville outside of Chicago on the way…ha. Honestly, about half the movie, if not more, was then handling Russia and Mongolia…just amazing, amazing landscapes. Really. The immensity of Russia is almost impossible to wrap your head around…so unbelievably large. But yeah, their adventure was just a blast to watch…their friendship, the people they met, the experiences, challenges, etc…super entertaining. Oddly enough, I was watching it this past weekend at my office while I was doing some loose planning for a trip of my own…helped me get into that mindset! So yeah, grab the 2 DVD series off NetFlix or whatever you use. I promise it’s worth it. Thanks to Nicolai and Laura for the recommendation.