Long Way Round, Paperback book

Long Way Round[Paperback]

by Ewan Mcgregor and Charley Boorman

3.17 out of 5 (6 ratings)

Little, Brown Book Group 
Publication Date:
16 May 2005 
Travel Writing 


From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads. And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride more than twenty thousand miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. Long Way Round is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.

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  • I loved the documentary and this makes a really great companion piece to it. It doesn't feel like it's just going over the exact same ground as the show.

    5.00 out of 5


  • What an incredible journey these 3 guys made. I definitely lived vicariously through the pages of this travelogue. For someone who's been afraid of getting on a motorbike after falling off one when I was 18, it made me almost want to get on one again and ride with the wind in my face across the land. Almost... but not quite.

    4.00 out of 5


  • Great read, which is inspiring and fascinating.

    4.00 out of 5


  • Even non motorcyclists will enjoy this as a travel and adventure bio

    3.50 out of 5


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