They will be taking two important devices on this trip. One is BMW motorcycles and the other is the Nokia 6110 Navigator.
Motorcycles were part of the 2004 trip which was documented in a show called “Long Way Round”. But during the trip from London to New York, which took over 115 days, they would sometimes get lost. They had to resort to communicating with locals in a variety of languages to get back on track. And while that certainly can result in humorous moments, for the new trip they wanted to have more control over navigation.
During the “Long Way Down” trip Ewan and Charley will bike through Europe, Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Namibia on the way to South Africa.
The Nokia 6110 Navigator comes with a local map pre-installed on the memory card ready for immediate navigation. Additional maps and content – such as traffic information, weather services and travel guides – can be purchased online and transferred to the phone. The maps also show thousands of points of interest, such as restaurants, hotels, shops or other services nearby the location.
The Nokia 6110 Navigator is more than just a navigation device. During the Long Way Down trip, the members of the crew can surf the net for information, take photos and video, keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family back home. It should be an interesting journey with Producer/ Directors Russ Malkin of Big Earth and David Alexanian of Elixir films producing the six part TV series for the BBC.
Written by Cecilia