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I am a New York-based writer, travel lover, and author of The Drive North and Destination Paranormal. I have several other books in the works, including fiction.

Long Way Round

It’s a bit delayed since it’s publishing in 2004, but I just finished reading Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World by actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.
I had heard about the book a while ago, but had never picked it up until I heard about them publishing the next one, Long Way Down, where they ride their motorcycles from Scotland to South Africa.
According to Amazon.com, that second book is supposed to be released on paperback on June 9.
Long Way Round was such an excellent read that I can’t even stop looking forward to Long Way Down. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in traveling, whether or not you’re interested in motorcyle rides.
It’s an excellent book about camaraderie, perseverence and the friendship that can be found in the most odd places, like the middle of nowhere in Mongolia.
The book is extremely well written, offering an excellent exchange of storytelling and viewpoints between Boorman and McGregor. I loved every minute of the exchange and how they each offered their thoughts and impressions as their own opposed to it being written by the two of them together.
The thoughts of their support crew for the trip are not offered like theirs since this it was supposed to a trip around the world between two friends. But, since they decided to fund the ride by making a television show of it, I’m now curious about what else went on behind the scenes and will have to try to find a copy.
I’m sure it’s every bit as good as the book, which I highly recommend to anyone interested in traveling or learning about what other parts of the world is like.

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