Around The World In 80 Ways Episode 4 Preview: “African Adventure”

With 24 methods of transportation down, Boston Rob and Dennis Anderson have 56 left to go as they continue to try and travel Around The World In 80 Ways.

In tonight’s fourth episode, the unconventional explorers attempt to reach Lake Tanganyika in Zambia. They start at Victoria Falls and to escape the gorge, must take a “funicular.” The cable car, built specifically to ride slopes helps them make their way down.

There is a great scene in a marketplace which highlight’s the pair’s obvious chemistry once again before the next method of transportation is employed. It features Dennis Anderson riding a steam train that Rob is forced to fuel by shoveling coal. In recent episodes, it appears that the former Monster Truck driver has come into his own and while Rob seemed to win all of their mini-duels initially, the wily veteran has come back with a vengeance in the last few episodes.

Other vehicles that are used in tonight’s episode include a hearse (yes, I am serious), trucks, a cargo plane (I liked how they used this instead of an airliner which was already used) and wire carts.

It’s hard to believe that the show is already at the halfway point of its run. Fans of the show are clearly tuning in to see Boston Rob again. While it would be nice to see the travel choice not be as conveniently located as they are, it’s clear that the show is adopting to what is working and that is the budding relationship between its co-stars.

For more on what to expect, check out my interview with Boston Rob for TORO Magazine.

Around The World In 80 Ways airs tonight at 10 p.m. on History Television

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