This is my journey to date and it encompasses my overland journey.
My overland route was as follows:
Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, (Slovakia), Hungary, Romania, (Bulgaria) Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China.
Use the overland travel map above in the header section to zoom in and up close - (googlemaps changes their code every now and then, but as of now, you can zoom right in, even to the point of seeing were I walked!)
My time traveling overland in Europe was spent looking at the possibilities of finding a home or work there. Meeting old friends and maturing a lot as a traveler after living in West Africa. Not to mention coming to the realization that finding a home was not going to be that easy!
Heading south to Turkey I battled for my elusive overland visas ... and won the war. Only to find out Turkey was going to war against the Kurds. Iran was being threatened with a possible invasion. And, Pakistan had just declared Emergency rule.
India was more enjoyable than I thought it was ever going to be.
However it was Nepal that was truly one of the greatest highlights, the himalayas, the people, the food and the music. And yes the riots.
On to the roof of the world in Tibet and all hell broke loose as I found myself in Lhasa on March 14th 2008 in the middle of the second uprising in Tibet. A burning hotel, riots, the Chinese army and a great adventure.
China brought with it the conclusion of my great overland journey. My precious riot photos had me worried at the final Chinese checkpoints. But I did at least manage to see the Lost Pyramids and reach Shanghai... it was then onto The Philippines.
What happened next? By clicking on the country links in the top menu you can find out my individual experiences in each country. Plus a lot more from tips to places worth seeing to great places to stay.Check my guides on planning on an overland trip. Do check out my travel resources page as well for a lot more.
Meanwhile on my travel blog see what I am up to now... or to follow along with me get my free updates via email. Yes, I am still searching for a place to call my own. But, along the way I have made some great discoveries and this journey has taken me to places beyond travel.