My trip...


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January 1st 2011
Published: September 13th 2009
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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


...and then...

McLeod - Rishikesh - Rajestan - Village life in North India - South India

Then Mumbai, Pune...

I had planned:
Pakistan
Iran
Turkey

Cycling Turkey to UK perhaps?

Home?

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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13th September 2009

Pakistan to Iran
Your itinerary sounds good though I would note a word of caution on the movement from Pakistan to Iran as the Iran-Pakistan border is known to be a lawless region where neither state's police have much jurisdiction and there is a threat of hijack. Also there's the problems in western Pakistan http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090817101552AApjzZk Also trying to use Majan Air (Iran's national carrier) to fly into Tehran is also risky as due to the UN sanctions the airline is not able to properly maintain its fleet.

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