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Around the world by public transport

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The Observer

The last time I took a bus downtown I blogged about it. I hear all sorts of stories from other public transport users. My son and daughter seem to witness, or be part of, a drama every time they get on a bus. But all pales to insignificance when you read this – London to Sydney overland 28,000km trip by public transport

Eight months, 25 countries, 13 boats, 34 buses, 16 trains, 21 minivans, six car rides and one flight after leaving London I finally arrived in Sydney. The sense of achievement was so satisfying that it wasn’t long before I set off to Cape Town, to travel up to Cairo the same way.

Written by Stephen Rees

March 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Posted in transit, Transportation

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  1. I traveled home from Japan by boat and train via China, Russia, and Europe. While a lot more expensive than flying the same distance, it’s worth a million times that in terms of experience, and I think in some ways we’d be better off without transcontinental air travel (certainly environmentally!)


    March 10, 2008 at 7:19 pm

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