I started our blog with a set of maps.. ” No plan survives first contact with the enemy ” And yes , the man was right Anyone who makes great things for his world tour , which should be ready for that too much time and / or a lot of money invest. know, we did not fly. know, we had to do it twice it yet. soon as we were in Russia, we found that our visas had expired.
Leave the country without a plane , took us eight days fear and hope, and a few hundred euros bribe. from Malaysia to East Timor , we examined three months after ships until we gave it and flew , as we had already booked a cargo ship from Australia to New Zealand, we could not so easily rebook. same drove us in the Caribbean to hurry, as our sailing boats fell apart. , it is not impossible to circumnavigate the planet without aircraft, we can now say. however, it takes more preparation and above all, time and money to adapt to the needs , if fate a stone between the feet throws. When I’m back to the UK I will do a passenger Ferry Dover Calais trip.
However, individual places and experiences of our trip brought their eyes light up. Who draws a world tour in consideration must know that this is not possible without the other. Even an ” around the world” ticket gives no security. We met some travelers who were traveling with such a ticket.
Neither of them did not change at least once the flight route or the flight data. Likes What act from home like security , is a perhaps as a restriction appearing on the trip. Whoever travels without a booked flight tickets , times and routes can adjust according to taste. This becomes then cool when you meet people , dream of the one from place X or Y, the one hitherto not on the had screen but is to be the end. spontaneity Without this we would have neither Datong in China, seen or cremation in Bali , yet East Timor. This I also read on passenger Ferry Dover Dunkirk.
Nevertheless , yes , sometimes it was stressful , no question. If we should ever again take such a long journey in our lives, then we will certainly travel less and stay in this country for longer. Because the character of a country gets barely came up with when you have to pack every few days his pocket and the country considered mainly from the bus window. Whoever travels as we are, so is always in motion , must know that although you can see much of what is seen, but rather superficial nature.
Had we traveled 15 months in China, then perhaps we could now speak Mandarin. But we know neither the difference between yurt and ger , nor between the arepa and empanada or between Laos and Cambodia. And to satisfy the curiosity of our readers , it is always the same : same, but different.
Also a frequently asked question.. After 15 months and 23 countries with Bahn and other companies, how do you answer it ? Each country has its highlights , each month had its moments. You can compare anything about it. Nevertheless, there was a constant us despite all the differences , fascinated again and again and again delighted. I know it sounds like a tired platitude , but it is the truth. The highlight of the trip was the people.