Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Part 2 - Malaysia to North Wales via Australia, South America.............

OK, so let's assume that all has gone roughly according to plan with Eastern Asia and part of Southern Asia under my belt. Fully rested in Thailand I will now head down through Malaysia to Singapore then over to Indonesia where I will head for the country that I have longed to go to for quite some time: Borneo.

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and has spectacular jungles that are still relatively untouched. Borneo, with all its amazing wildlife has managed to stay fairly undeveloped by tourism. Not a bad thing when you consider that tourism has a history of eating up and spitting out the most beautiful of places.

The biggest draw for me here are the Orang-utans and the thousands of different tribes that still live safely, sheltered amongst the jungle foliage. The riding is going to be pretty darn funky too. This is where my bike will be really tested for its off road capabilities (as will mine for that matter!).

I plan on staying here and investigating for 20 days, travelling from East to West before heading off to Australia (not sure if by air or sea here). Makes it sound so easy on paper!!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Part 1 - Getting to Thailand - One pot cooking all the way!

Like the littlest hobo, I don't want to get too hung up on exact miles and routes but of course it makes sense to have an idea of which direction to head in the first place. I am sure, like any adventure worth it's salt, that circumstances will make choices for me along the way. However, this is my initial plan.

Taking on 42 countries and 6 continents in 15 months starting in my home country of Wales.

From Wales I will head through England to France, Belgium, Germany, Czech and then Poland. I don't intend on hanging around too long in any of these countries because of the cost involved. I hope to find some friendly sofa's to stay on to keep the costs down using this brilliant site - couchsurfing.com and of course a bit of camping (although even that is expensive in Europe). From Poland I will travel on to Slovakia where I plan on spending a few days checking out the country before I leave for Hungary then Romania, Bulgaria and finally over to Turkey. This leg will take me about a month. I will be avoiding all major roads and pottering along the back roads hoping to find some interesting people to talk to along the way.