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Old 01-28-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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Traveling the world.
A trip from Gibraltar ( next door to Spain) to Singapore in South east Asia by car would be pretty inspiring and enriching.
This is really something that is worth trying
Had anyone tried it yet ?
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Never traveled more than 12 hours by car to reach my destination.

The question is, what route are you gonna take North/South of the Black Sea and North/South of the Caspian Sea?
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I'd rather be an ancient Nubian slave, getting walked from Northern Sudan to Cairo.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Forget Gibraltar, I would rather start from South Africa.

An Australian company was once doing 92 day bus trips from Australia to the UK, no idea if its still going.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...alia-sale.html
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Sure, why not: I think the most direct way to get to Singapore would be through Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia, then take a ferry to Singapore. About 7,500 miles, relaxing 8 days drive
http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/googlemapschal...bon-pahang.png
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:01 AM
 
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Forget Gibraltar, I would rather start from South Africa.

No problem! Here you go - longest land route with ferries. (24,201 km/14 days drive)

http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/googlemapschal.../quoin-ola.png
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:13 AM
 
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No problem! Here you go - longest land route with ferries. (24,201 km/14 days drive)

http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/googlemapschal.../quoin-ola.png
I thought it would be a bit further than that actually, Australia's national highway number 1 is 14,500 km long.

http://www.inautonews.com/wp-content...ralia_hwy1.jpg

The very fool hardy could do the whole thing on a Bicycle

.London to Sydney by bike - Telegraph
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:18 AM
 
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Are there ferries to Australia?
But you could drive around Africa - ~28,000 km
http://goo.gl/Is8O35
I think that theoretically one should be able to drive from Anchorage, AK to Punta Arenas, Chile - but I cannot get a route.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:38 AM
 
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Are there ferries to Australia?
But you could drive around Africa - ~28,000 km
http://goo.gl/Is8O35
No ferries from Indonesia to Australia, those desperate to do the whole thing by land would have buy their way on a cargo ship I assume. No doubt the Sydney to UK Bus trip would have included a flight from Darwin to Indonesia or East Timor.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:14 AM
 
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I think that theoretically one should be able to drive from Anchorage, AK to Punta Arenas, Chile - but I cannot get a route.
Pan-American Highway



A network of roads measuring about 48,000 kilometres (30,000 mi) in total length, except for a rainforest break of approximately 100 km (60 mi), called the Darién Gap. The road links almost all of the mainland nations of the Americas in a connected highway system. According to Guinness World Records, the Pan-American Highway is the world's longest "motorable road". However, because of the Darién Gap, it is not possible to cross between South America and Central America by road.
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