I'm new to this forum and thinking of taking a world tour in 2014.
Tentative route would be down through Europe from Denmark,
via Turkey, Kasakhstan, China, Vietnam down to Singapore or maybe Malaysia.
Cross over to Australia and perhaps New Zealand. Then North America
and maybe South America, but skipping places like Mexico.
Planned duration 2 years and will try to avoid winter.
Some questions though:
Will I need to get all visas from home or just along the way?
It's a holiday as well as an adventure, so I won't be microplanning the route and journeytimes.
How civilized is it along the roads in Asia? Will bottled water, food and batteries etc. be easy to come by,
or do I have to adopt Bear Grylls' habits and go into full survival mode? Or will a water filter and multifuel stove suffice?
Anyone know of a good health insurance provider for the duration? Preferably one that does business in Europe.
Any good tips for not flying between the continents? I have looked at cargo ships that brings passengers,
but the rates are a wee bit steep. I wouldn't mind slaving on a cruise ship if it meant a free passage and perhaps
a meagre pay. Not really cut out for lazing about on a ship, but would consider taking a cruise ship if the fare was cheap.
Any ferries between Australia and Malaysia or New Zealand or are the distances simply too great?
I think thats all the silly questions I can come up with for now. Hope someone here can help me answer them. :-)