OK here is the official web site of The Short Way Round 2007 TM (apologies Ewan and Charlie). Its an intoxicating combination of a low budget and highly disorganised web posting that I am sure those 2 guys were hoping for when they weren't being given free BMW's or signing autographs for drop dead gorgeous women in all their ports of call. Condolences to anyone who thought I actually did have competence in IT or expected something more.

The travelblog has now been posted in its entirety here. We hoped to update it a few times on our trip with amusing photos of Pierpaolo and myself in endless desert landscapes on working motorcyles (we hoped), something that was always subject to internet connections in countries best reserved for the backs of Trivial Pursuit question cards, and most importantly, participant apathy.

The travelpod site where it was all logged is here, but probably easier to navigate now from the chapter links below.

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/barneyandpier/shortwayround07/tpod.html

Big night out and words are a bit too much with that tender head?! Have a look at the photo album here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/barnabybrittan/THESHORTWAYROUND2007#

If you want a taster of the background, preparation and deep political insight into why Syria will never enter Eurovision, then click here!, otherwise just follow the chapter links below:

CHAPTER 1 - BACKGROUND AND PREP

CHAPTER 2 - MEETING IN SPAIN

CHAPTER 3 - INTO AND AROUND MOROCCO

CHAPTER 4 - OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

CHAPTER 5 - PARIS-DAKAR? YOU MUST BE ENGLISH!

CHAPTER 6 - WIPE THAT SMILE OFF YOUR FACES BOYS, A FERRY AWAITS

CHAPTER 7 - SALT LAKES AND HEARTACHES

CHAPTER 8 - ITALY, GREECE & TURKEY

CHAPTER 9 - MOLDOVAN POLICE ACADEMY

CHAPTER 10 - TURN LEFT AT KIEV - THE ROAD HOME

FINAL