Last March 18, 2009, Charley Boorman finally set off to begin his By Any Means II trip. This sequel was born out of the success of his overland adventures by mortorbike with Ewan McGregor in Long Way Round (2004) and Long Way Down (2007).
The By Any Means series (2008) featured Boorman completing the journey from Ireland to Sydney using 112 modes of transport and only travelling by plane when absolutely necessary.
This time around, Boorman, Claudio von Planta and the rest of their team are off to Japan via the Pacific Rim. They left Sydney with a bike convoy and was joined by hundreds of Aussie bikers for the first day of the trip that will see him riding for three weeks across Australia before taking a boat to Papua New Guinea and then onto Japan.
20 hours ago, Boorman tweeted:
“Am now in the Philippnens in Malaybalay on Mindanao. I love it hear have allways wanted to be hear. Was on a Jeepney and driving it. Mad!!!!”
about 20 hours ago from TwitterBerry
[forgive the typos…he’s just tired…give him a break, will yah!]
“Organic farmer Wilfredo near Davao breeds catfish in rice fields. They eat most vermin – no pesticides, truly sustainable, double harvest with rice+fish, brilliant!”
about 16 hours ago from TwitPic
[Si Manong nasa Twitter o! Brilliant ka daw! Astig!]