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''Long Way Round'' is a travelogue series starring EwanMcGregor and his good friend and fellow actor Charley Boorman. There have been two editions:

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''Long Way Round'' is a travelogue series starring EwanMcGregor Creator/EwanMcGregor and his good friend and fellow actor Charley Boorman. There have been two editions:


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* TheRomanEmpire: Ewan and Charley visit Roman ruins in Tunisia and Libya, including the large, well-preserved ruin at Leptis Magna.



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** Briefly caught by Claudio's camera in Russia, and, oddly, not remarked on at all by our travelers. You would have to be able to read the Cyrillic alphabet to know that the Russian town where Ewan and Charley take a boat ride on a river is Volgograd--formerly known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stalingrad Stalingrad]]. Claudio's camera shows some World War II-era Soviet tanks, as well as Grudinin's Mill (a shattered brick building left as it was in 1943 as a memorial), and also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherland_Calls "The Motherland Calls"]], the post-war memorial statue.
** In Libya they visit the monument for British and British Commonwealth soldiers killed at Tobruk.

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* WorldWarII:
** Briefly caught by Claudio's camera in Russia, and, oddly, not remarked on at all by our travelers. You would have to be able to read the Cyrillic alphabet to know that the Russian town where Ewan and Charley take a boat ride on a river is Volgograd--formerly known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stalingrad Stalingrad]]. Claudio's camera shows some World War II-era Soviet tanks, as well as Grudinin's Mill (a shattered brick building left as it was in 1943 as a memorial), and also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherland_Calls "The Motherland Calls"]], the post-war memorial statue.
** In Libya they visit the monument for British and British Commonwealth soldiers killed at Tobruk.
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Boorman has gone on to film solo travel series entitled ''By Any Means'' and ''Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means''. A third ''Long Way Round'' series, to take place in South America and tentatively titled ''Long Way Up'', has been suggested but does not appear to be forthcoming.

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Boorman has gone on to film solo travel series entitled ''By Any Means'' and ''Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means''. A third ''Long Way Round'' series, to take place in South America and tentatively titled ''Long Way Up'', has been suggested but does not appear to be forthcoming.
forthcoming.[[note]]Boorman has gone on record to say that while both he and [=McGregor=] want to do the trip, it's an eighteen month commitment that's hard for an A-list actor like Ewan to fit into his busy schedule.[[/note]]


* BrokenPedestal: Charley heavily lobbied for he and Ewan to ride KTM bikes and eagerly expected a company that marketed itself as the premiere off-road motorcycle company would support them on their adventure. He was shocked to hear that KTM decided to pass on sponsoring the trip and was furious to learn that the company justified the decision by saying that KTM didn't want to support a project that could possibly fail. Charley could then be seen angrily ripping down the KTM posters he'd hung around ''Long Way Round'''s production offices.

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* BrokenPedestal: Charley heavily lobbied for he and Ewan to ride KTM bikes and eagerly expected that a company that marketed itself as the premiere off-road motorcycle company would support them on their adventure. He was shocked to hear that KTM decided to pass on sponsoring the trip and was furious to learn that the company justified the decision by saying that KTM didn't want to support a project that could possibly fail. Charley could then be seen angrily ripping down the KTM posters he'd hung around ''Long Way Round'''s production offices.

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* BrokenPedestal: Charley heavily lobbied for he and Ewan to ride KTM bikes and eagerly expected a company that marketed itself as the premiere off-road motorcycle company would support them on their adventure. He was shocked to hear that KTM decided to pass on sponsoring the trip and was furious to learn that the company justified the decision by saying that KTM didn't want to support a project that could possibly fail. Charley could then be seen angrily ripping down the KTM posters he'd hung around ''Long Way Round'''s production offices.


* AmusingInjuries: Ewan's body reacts poorly to mosquito bites. One got him on the forehead, causing his face to swell into a "manimal" appearance. He also shows off several bites on his butt and mentions bites on his penis.



* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Round'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits. In ''Long Way Down'' they do things like work out with a strength and conditioning coach and practice what to do if they are taken hostage.

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The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Round'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits. bandits.
*** Also their equipment. Locals who repair the cameraman's bike laugh that they have such a great set of tools yet no clue how to use them. They ditch some of their gear midway due to excessive weight.
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In ''Long Way Down'' they do things like work out with a strength and conditioning coach and practice what to do if they are taken hostage.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: In Sudan, Ewan and Charley run across a bicyclist named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Lewis_(adventurer) Jason Lewis]], a British adventurer headed northbound on the same road, who was completing a ''thirteen-year-journey'' around the world using only human power. Lewis had crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in a ''paddleboat''. He finished his journey a few months later.


* TheRomanEmpire: Ewan and Charley visit Roman ruins in Tunisia and Libya, including the large, well-preserved ruin at Leptis Magna.



* WorldWarII: Briefly caught by Claudio's camera in Russia, and, oddly, not remarked on at all by our travelers. You would have to be able to read the Cyrillic alphabet to know that the Russian town where Ewan and Charley take a boat ride on a river is Volgograd--formerly known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stalingrad Stalingrad]]. Claudio's camera shows some World War II-era Soviet tanks, as well as Grudinin's Mill (a shattered brick building left as it was in 1943 as a memorial), and also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherland_Calls "The Motherland Calls"]], the post-war memorial statue.

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Briefly caught by Claudio's camera in Russia, and, oddly, not remarked on at all by our travelers. You would have to be able to read the Cyrillic alphabet to know that the Russian town where Ewan and Charley take a boat ride on a river is Volgograd--formerly known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stalingrad Stalingrad]]. Claudio's camera shows some World War II-era Soviet tanks, as well as Grudinin's Mill (a shattered brick building left as it was in 1943 as a memorial), and also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherland_Calls "The Motherland Calls"]], the post-war memorial statue.statue.
** In Libya they visit the monument for British and British Commonwealth soldiers killed at Tobruk.

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* CoolCar: In the second episode of ''Long Way Down'' the group camps for the night inside Silverstone Circuit, a race track in England. Ewan and Charley get driven around in some racing Ferraris the next morning.


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* FartsOnFire: Charley Boorman actually does this in Italy. Yes, he really does.


* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Down'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits. In ''Long Way Down'' they do things like work out with a strength and conditioning coach and practice what to do if they are taken hostage.

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* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Down'' Round'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits. In ''Long Way Down'' they do things like work out with a strength and conditioning coach and practice what to do if they are taken hostage.


* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Down'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits. In ''Long Way Down'' they do things like work out with a strength and conditioning coach and walk blindfolded in the woods.

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* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Down'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits. In ''Long Way Down'' they do things like work out with a strength and conditioning coach and walk blindfolded in the woods.practice what to do if they are taken hostage.


* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Down'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits.

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* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Down'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits. In ''Long Way Down'' they do things like work out with a strength and conditioning coach and walk blindfolded in the woods.


* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits.

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* CrazyPrepared: The special ten-episode edition of ''Long Way Down'' spends all of the first two episodes on preparation. Boorman and [=McGregor=] practice not only off-road riding and camping, but more unusual situations like how to give a bribe and how to escape ambush by bandits.



* CreepyCathedral: The "Church of Bones" (Sedlec Ossuary) in the Czech Republic.

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The "Church of Bones" (Sedlec Ossuary) in the Czech Republic.Republic.
** In Rwanda they visit a church, since made into a memorial museum, where Tutsi refugees were massacred during the 1994 genocide. There are bones piled everywhere as well as the clothes of the dead.


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* PoliticianGuestStar: In Rwanda they get to meet President Paul Kagame.

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