We watched Long Way Aroudn last night, it was the first time I’d seen it. Quite honestly at the beginning I was embarrassed for them. Office space, secretaries, gun training, advisors, Russian lessons, I thought it was one big joke. I sat there thinking I left Sydney with two days notice, on a bike I’d bought off ebay and no clue how the hell I was going to get to the other side of the world. So I laughed. And thought how shit it is that they’ve made this travelling around the world business look much tougher than it really is, discouraging people in the process.
But the more I watched I thought nah, these guys had it tough, real tough. And while they may have hired that truck to get them through and they may have had support all the along the way, they still fought the battle, they still won that trip. And to have to put up with all the media furore across Kayakhstan must have been hell when all you wanted to do was ride. I had a lump in my throat when they made it to the end I was so happy for them. Heck, I’ll even wave to them if I see them on the road.
Tomorrow then to the #Ring#, then a slow dawdle across Luxemburg, Belgium and France for the ferry saturday morning in Calais. Four days and counting.
Just trying to upload some pictures but all I’ve managed to do so far is infect Andreas’s computer with a virus. Woops.