Itinerary

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 Wed 24 October – fly on the way-too-early 6 am Virgin flight to Melbourne then, around midday, fly long hours with Air New Zealand to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina; arriving almost before  I have left date-wise.

Wed 24th to Tues 30th – in and around Buenos Aires including a day foray to a colonial city in Uruguay

Tues 30th – ferry to Montevideo capital of Uruguay

Tues 30th Oct to Sat 3rd Nov – in and around Montevideo

Sat 3rd Nov – embark on the great adventure; off south by sea towards South Georgia Islands and then Antarctica

Sat 3rd Nov to Sun 18th Nov  – at sea then back to the city of Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina.

Sun 18th Nov  – a quick look at the national park in the Tierra Del Fuego to the west of Ushuaia, then flying to Buenos Aires

Sun 18th Nov to Tues 20th Nov – in and around Buenos Aires

Tues 20th Nov – flying with Lufthansa from Buenos Aires to Barcelona, Spain via Frankfurt airport

Tues 20th Nov to Mon 26th Nov – in and around Barcelona including a day trip to the country of Andorra and a morning tea break in southern France

Mon 26th Nov – taking the train from Barcelona to Madrid, Spain

Mon 26th Nov to Thurs 29th Nov  – in and around Madrid

Thurs 29th Nov – taking the train to Cordoba, Spain

Thurs 29th Nov to Sat 1st Dec  -in and around Cordoba

Sat 1st Dec  -taking the train from Cordoba to Seville, Spain

Sat 1st Dec to Tues 4th Dec -in and around Seville

Tues 4th Dec – taking a bus to Grenada, Spain

Tues 4th Dec to Fri 7th Dec  – in and around Granada

Fri 7th Dec – taking the train from Granada to Barcelona – almost 8 hours!  But should give me a rest and let me organise my head after an overload of stimulating experiences.

Sat 8th Dec – flying to Kensai International Airport (which services Osaka and Kyoto), Japan, via the Frankfurt airport again

Sun 9th Dec – arrive in Japan; train via Kyoto to north west province of Fukui

Sun 9th Dec to Wed 12th Dec – in and around Fukui

Wed 12th Dec  – possibly return to Kyoto and stay, or continue on out into the country.  Yet to be determined.

Thurs 20th Dec – flying Qantas from Kensai International airport to Sydney

Fri 21st Dec – arriving Sydney; flying Virgin to Melbourne/Hobart landing 2.30pm.

Introduction

This blog sets out to record the experiences of my 58 days of travel around the world; from my departure on Wednesday October 24th until return on Friday December 21st.

This is a great adventure which will take me to

  • three continents (South America, Europe and Asia),
  • six countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Spain, France, Andorra, and Japan),
  • a British Overseas Territory (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)
  • plus Antarctica.

Outside South Georgia Island and Antarctica I have booked myself into accommodation which offers free WiFi.  Therefore, I expect to be able to put together a daily record of my adventures and discoveries.  The blog will not only include a written record of these travels but also a selection of photos to show you something of the world I have been inhabiting.

I will not have access to free WiFi for almost 16 days when I sail to and from Antarctica;  it can be possible to access WiFi on board but the hourly rate is prohibitive. In addition the connection is via satellite and I have been informed that uploading photos may be impossible.  I know you will want to see the glories of the landscape, the seascape and the flora and fauna and therefore I won’t be posting new stories to the blog during that sea trip.  However, I expect to write 15 days of blog while on board and have it prepared to send when I return to Argentina – I imagine this will come as a massive information dump on Monday 19th November.

I hope that my technology doesn’t fail, and that I don’t drop and lose my photographic devices overboard or get smashed by an angry seal – I want you to be able to look forward to seeing some sensational images.

A selection of global views are provided below so you can get your bearings.  Each contains a hand drawn line to give you the most general of an idea where I am travelling – I have no idea of actual flight or shipping paths so my route will be different.

Australia to Argentina

Map Australia to Argentina with added line.jpg

Uruguay to Antarctic to Argentina

Map ArgtoAntarcto Arg with added line.jpg

Argentina to Germany

Map of Atlantic Ocean Argentina to Germany with added line.jpg

Germany to Spain

Map Germany to Spain with added line.jpg

Germany to  Japan

Map Germany to Japan with added line.jpg

Japan to Australia

Map Japan to Australia with added line.jpg