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The Trip

What I plan to do


The idea is to get around the world with out taking a flight........yes that's what I said. To make it more managable, well for my head anyway, i've split it into two journeys. The first Journey is to get from Scotland down to Australia/ New Zealand. i'm hoping I will be able to get a tourist work visa when i'm there to help rebuild my cash.

The second part is a bit more complicated, as in, I will have to cross the Pacific Ocean by boat, yacht, cargo ship or dinghy, somehow I think the dinghy is the most likely. Once across to the other side the plan is to travel around the coast of the South Americas before heading upto Brazil, and then charging into the Amazon. How i get through to Mexico is a different matter and probably the worrying. (just search the Darrien Gap) Once in the US or Canada i will be in time for a ship crossing the ocean.

It's so simple isn't it :)

In the first part of the trip I will travel 18,500miles, cross 21 borders (to Darwin, Australia), encounter more than 10 languages, 18+ types of currency, and probably gubbed about half my wait in anti-malaria tablets. Hopefully this should allow me to be in Australia by November/ December this year. At least for my second part of my trip I only need to know Portuguese and Spanish.

I don't just plan to move from place to place everyday so if you have any suggestions for where to go and what to do, then e-mail


Posted by Kickstart 20:26 Archived in Scotland Tagged preparation

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