Long Way Down

Long Way Down

An Epic Journey by Motorcycle From Scotland to South Africa

Book - 2008
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Longtime friends and bike enthusiasts McGregor and Boorman wowed international audiences with their first major motorcycle journey that spanned several continents, captured in the book and television show Long Way Round. Now they are back, with the fascinating account of their second, equally ambitious journey: from the northernmost tip of Scotland, across Europe and down through Africa ending in Cape Town, this is the account of the authors' three month journey across two continents, over difficult terrain and in unpredictable conditions. Their route covers Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Tunisia, the Sudan, Rwanda, Botswana, and Namibia, among other countries; and they stop in cities and villages along the way to experience the European and African cultures firsthand. Featuring diary entries, travel maps, mileage charts, and dozens of color photographs.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2008
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781416577454
Branch Call Number: 910.4 M1786M 2008
Characteristics: 341 pages 48 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations , maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Boorman, Charley


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Apr 24, 2018

An excellent read. After the success of the Long Way Round, actors Ewan Mcgregor and Charlie Boorman decide to do another motorcycle adventure. This time they go from the northern-most tip of Scotland to the southern-most tip of South Africa. A fun read, it's a must for travel buffs, motorcycle enthusiasts and anyone interested in Africa. Also, as with Long Way Round, there is a companion TV mini-series that goes with this book.

Apr 12, 2017

The book not only records an amazing once in a lifetime trip but also includes a backstory of history behind places visited or people met, from the pyramids in Egypt to a tribe of people who live on a diet of only milk and blood. Ewan and Charley take you along for the ride as they share the highlights (and lowlights) of their trip. As UNICEF representatives they help raise awareness for humanitarian needs and the efforts being made in the world today. Part travelogue, part diary, totally engrossing.


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