One World Orbit

THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE WORLD IS ABOUT 40,000km. If I were to travel the world in style, zigzagging to take in various wonders, I would probably have to cover 100,000km. Unfortunately, due to agoraphobia, I can travel only 240 meters per day. So unless I manage to live for hundreds of years, circumnavigating the world is beyond me. Even making it out of Australia seems doubtful.

Nonetheless, I continue to live in hope. In my wildest dreams, there would be nine Base Camps for me on my journey around the globe: the Halfway House, Cairns, Jayapura, Bangkok, Jerusalem, Cape Town, Berlin, Reykjavik and New York City. The basic premise is that, having reached one Base Camp, I rest and start planning the next stage. Even if I never make it out of the Halfway House, for example, at least I know I can live a good life there. That said, wanderlust is a powerful force, and is certain to drag me on to the next Base Camp.

Anxiety and homesickness are two factors which should be considered. Who knows, perhaps there is a link between them? ...

Here is a rough plan:

AUSTRALASIA

» Escape from Oz (2020-2023)

MALAY EMPIRE

» Indonesia Island Hopping
» Singapore

INDOCHINA


Magic on the Mekong (2025-28)

INDIAN TRIENNIUM

» India

MIDDLE EAST

» Middle East

EUROPE

» Europe

ICELAND & GREENLAND

» Iceland

NORTH AMERICA

» North America

SOUTH AMERICA

» Cuba
» Haiti
» Martinique
» Jamaica
» Colombia
» Suriname
» Brazil
» Uruguay
» Ecuador
» Peru

PADDLING THE PACIFIC

» Pacific Ocean


... massive massive massive massive...