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The Longest Way Home is a personal site that started out from the humble beginnings of simply transcribing my personal handwritten travel journals to an online format. I'm not corporation nor travel agent; just a person documenting their own travel journey and sharing their knowledge with others. It's a one man show here and although I do try to keep everything as up to date as possible, due to the global nature of travel my advice is not to take everything as written gospel. This is particularly true of prices, fares, visas and even some travel routes. The world is constantly changing and it's near impossible to keep all the information here 100% up-to-date. That said I do endeavor to update information based on my own findings, from people I know on the ground and from those that have been kind enough to send me new information they've discovered. Likewise if you have an update or correction feel free to contact me with it and I'll try to update the information here as soon as possible.

Affiliate programs do run on this site and provide a commission to support the sites running costs and hopefully some of my travels. I don't directly sell anything here. I do vet affiliate programs and only recommend a service that I too would use or think is of high value to readers. If you have any issue with an affiliate please contact them directly as there's really not much I do about it. I would however appreciate it if you'd let me know any feedback - negative or positive! Guidebooks are sold via e-commerce merchants who look after all the processing and e-commerce. In relation to banner or text ads I have little control over what ads they show other than blocking adult content which I do not allow. I do not accept sponsored pages nor posts. What you read here is 100% genuine with no paid for content.


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