Saturday, 7 July 2007

Long Way Round

I've just watched the first episode of Long Way Round and you know what? I've decided not to watch any further until we're back. Not sure if this makes sense, but it would feel a bit like reading spoilers for a movie or consulting a walkthrough for a game. It just takes away the fun.

It seems that that they have taken pretty much the same route that we plan on taking, minus Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Not sure if that's the route they actually ended up going, but that's what they were planning in episode 1.

What's neat is how much their experiences in preparing the trip mirror some of or own. Yes, one of them is a huge film star and they've got their own headquarters building and production staff and lots of money and the backing of BMW and so on, but being a big Hollywood star apparently doesn't make it easier to get a multiple entry visa to Russia.

Good to know.

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