With nothing much to watch on TV last night, I flipped over to Long Way Round on OLN. I had been meaning to watch this for some time but just hadn’t gotten around to it.
For those who haven’t heard of the program, the series follows Ewan McGregor (the young Obi Wan Kenobi) and his buddy Charley as they ride their BMW motorcycles from London to New York. Over about 120 days and 30,000 km, they traveled on highways and dirt roads (sometimes no roads) in Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, the U.S. and Canada.
Last night’s episode was all about their travels in Kazakhstan. It’s part road movie, part travelogue, part social commentary. I found it really fascinating, especially since my only previous exposure to Kazakhstan has been through Borat.
Speaking of which, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan opens on November 3rd. I predict this will be the funniest movie ever made.