Journal - Napló
|Posted on October 6, 2009 at 11:25 AM|
This is a plan we made before we left. Maybe the trip will be something like this, probably it will be completely different.
Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina., Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, (Iran), (Pakistan), India, Nepal, India, ( Sri Lanka), Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China, Mongolia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, (Pacific Islands), USA, Canada, "Alaska", USA, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, (Caribbean islands), Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, (Antarctica), Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Europe. (include route?)
We will set out shortly after attending a wedding in Budapest on the 4th of July.9(how aobut writing this in past tense) Based on the experiences of others who have completed similar journeys we have estimated that the trip will take four years to complete. In an attempt to avoid regional weather extremes we have made the following rough progress plan for our journey:
The first real meteorological obstacle will be the cold of Siberia one year after departure. Working back from this, we aim to enter China early spring 2010 in order to reach the northeastern parts of Siberia midsummer. This means we’ll have roughly eight months to cover the route between Hungary and Laos. The next obstacle is the northeast monsoon in Southern Asia and Australasia from December to early March. Because we rely on regular boat traffic to hitchhike this region, we need to reach Australia by December 2010. We plan on spending three to six months traveling New Zealand and Australia before setting sail heading for North America. Our best guess is that we’ll arrive in the US by June 2011. If so we’ll get to travel to Alaska and the northern parts of Canada during summer before we start heading south. By spring 2012 we expect to have traveled through central America to south America. Here we expect to spend another year before crossing to Africa by early 2013. From South Africa we imagine spending six months traveling through Africa.