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Sydney to Japan - By Any Means 2 - Charley Boorman & Claudio Von Planta

Charley Boorman is currently off on the second of his By Any Means trips. This time accompanied by Claudio Von Planta.

They are "Twittering" as they go, follow their progress here:

Charley:

Charley Boorman (CharleyBoorman) on Twitter

Claudio:

Claudio von Planta (vonplanta) on Twitter

Naturally Claudio's carries more pictures. There is also more info on the Big Earth Site.

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The latest update has Charley and Claudio somewhere in Papa New Guinea. If your interested in Claudio's work it worth taking a look here:

FreeWestPapua.org - For a Free and Independent West Papua - Home

Some of the film regarding this much overlooked atrocity was shot by him.

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Its all gone worryingly quiet !
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Its all gone worryingly quiet !
..er.. good luck Charlie and Claudio.

Right, I'm off to Ripley via the Western Iles for my own adventures.
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..er.. good luck Charlie and Claudio.

Right, I'm off to Ripley via the Western Iles for my own adventures.
Best of luck to you, are you running a blog ?

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Best of luck to you, are you running a blog ?

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Thanks.

I've never been much of a diarist so no blogging for me. I'll just enjoy the trip and hope the natives are friendly. I may take the odd photo tho.
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More photos etc have been added
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Into Japan now.
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Great stuff!
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Its on this sunday in the UK, BBC 2 9PM for all those interested.

Its got stiff competition; Kevin Mclouds's grand tour on channel 4!
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Its on this sunday in the UK, BBC 2 9PM for all those interested.

Its got stiff competition; Kevin Mclouds's grand tour on channel 4!
Not just Kevin Mcloud (total contrast to shouty "WOW" Boorman), but also Waking the Dead (shouty, but less "WOW-ey").

Luckily there's C4+1 and the Beeb is repeating BAM2 on Monday BBC2 at 11.20-ish.
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you know what...I really enjoyed it! was great to see the move away from preperation, paperwork and the film makers themselves to the actual journey. It was literally "High Im Charley Boorman and Im going from Sydney to Tokyo" and then he jumped on a bike and went off!

Pining for my own Spitfire now, and at a frosty 250 grand Il be pining a while!

Couple of good off road bike companies featured, both on east coast of oz;
'fair dinkum bikers' and 'deus ex machina' deffinately worth a look.

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