One very detailed overland travel map

From Sintra, Portugal to Shanghai, China - Overland

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.

Take a closer look at my overland travel map

Use the overland travel map above in the header section to zoom in and up close - (Google Maps changes their code every now and then, but as of now, you can zoom right in, even to the point of seeing where I walked!)

Traveling Europe overland

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!

From Europe to the Middle East overland

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.

Traveling the Indian subcontinent overland

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.

Traveling from Nepal into Tibet and China

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.

Pioneering new frontiers in the modern age

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.