Wednesday, July 30

Long Way Down

If you're among the lucky few who live near one of the 400 theaters that will show "Long Way Down" on Thursday, July 31st, you should be in for a treat. Ewan McGregor and his sidekick Charley Boorman are at it again. This time their antics and huge BMW R1200 GS Adventure motorcycles take them from Scotland to Capetown, South Africa.

Like "Long Way Round," the duo's first adventure, their new adventure should make for entertaining viewing and a slew of interesting cultural exchanges--and the inevitable faux pas. If you miss this one night only showing, the series will soon air on the BBC, so check your local listings. Better yet, buy the DVD when it comes out. If you live in a region replete with snow, cold and more cold, frequent viewing of the DVD will ward off the winter doldrums. I guarantee it!

The adventure isn't only about fun! Part of their mission is to raise awareness about aids and encourage those of us in better positions to be more charitable toward those less fortunate.