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Published: September 13th 2009
Hello! I left my job and life in the UK in Jan '09. My trip was not planned from the start but the trip so far has been...
Ipswich - London (train)
London - Madrid (coach) SPAIN
Madrid - Almeria (train), Almeria - Sorbas (bus), Sorbas - Barcelona (hitch hiking)
Barcelona - Livorno (ferry) ITALY
Italy - Munich (train) GERMANY
Munich - Berlin (train)
Berlin - Warsaw (train) POLAND
Warsaw - Vilnius (train) LITHUANIA
Vilnius - St Petersburg (train) RUSSIA
St Petersburg - Beijing (train) MONGOLIA, CHINA - TRANS SIBERIAN and TRANS MONGOLIAN TRAINS
Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Yangshuo - Hong Kong - Yangshuo - Kunming - Dali - Shangrila - Dechin - Shangrila - Lijiang - Chengdu (train)
Chendgu - Lhasa (train) TIBET
Through Tibet (mini bus)
To Nepal border NEPAL
Kathmandu (jeep) - Pokhara (bus) - Lumbini (bus)
Lumbini - Nepali/Indian Border - Sunauli (bus, rickshaw, walking) INDIA
Indian Border - Gorakhpur (bus) - Pathankot (train) - Dharamsala (bus) - McLeod Ganj (bus) - Manali (bus) - Leh (mini-bus) - Vasheesht (bus) - Dharamsala (bus) - McLeod
McLeod - Rishikesh - Rajestan - Village life in North India - South India
Then Mumbai, Pune...
I had planned:
Cycling Turkey to UK perhaps?
Boats to South America leave November...but don't think I'll have time on this trip.
BUT...looks like will have to fly home from India at the beginning of February as am not keen to go alone across Pakistan and Iran. Well, it's a real shame 😞
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