ROAD TO MACEDONIA
“A journey measured in friends, rather than miles”.
This is the story of 3 ordinary men undertaking an extraordinary journey.
The Road to Macedonia is a journey of 5000 miles, however for the 3 riders it is not only a demanding ride but a chance to meet old friends, understand different cultures, and rediscover themselves.
Why? Because there comes a time in everybody’s life when they ask themselves what have I done? What impact has it had? How can what I’ve learnt be passed onto the next generation? And finally where am I going next?
Meet Paul Oxborough; at 40 he is taking stock of his life by making a return journey to a country that is very special to him, Macedonia. Paul has worked throughout Europe all his life as a filmmaker and youth development worker, with the aim of empowering young people to change for the better. With a mid-life crisis looming it was time to get back on his motorbike and find out if it has been worthwhile. This is also a story showing young people achieving extraordinary things. Accompanied by two other riders, each with their own personal reasons for discovery, development and change, Paul plans to make this journey, traveling through many of the countries he has previously worked in, meeting old friends and making a few new ones along the way.
For his companions this will be an all new experience, embroiling them into the cultures, homes and hearts of the people they visit. Inspiring, educating, challenging, this journey will question many of the values they have inherited. By experiencing the cultures first hand will their views change?
At the final hurdle our intrepid crew will be met at the Macedonian border and escorted to the capital city Skopje by the Macedonian Night Wolves, the largest motor bike club in the Balkans; this will culminate in the celebration of the Road to Macedonia, now they only have to get back. Only for this journey the team plans to return back in a very unique and unusual way…
In summer 2010 the social adventure begins, in a six part high definition documentary.
“Our destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”
MD: This should be interesting, kinda reminds me of those National Geographic documentaries. Great to see the've picked our loved country. Looking forward to it! Make sure to tell everybody about this. You can find more info about the Road to Macedonia after the jump.