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:
» Escape from Oz (2020-2023)
» Indonesia Island Hopping
Magic on the Mekong (2025-28)
» Middle East
ICELAND & GREENLAND
» North America
SOUTH AMERICA » Cuba
PADDLING THE PACIFIC » Pacific Ocean
These days it is so easy to get in a plane and fly to the other side of the world, and disgorge yourself into an alien country. In a way, travel has become a commodity, an experience, to be bought and sold on the markets of exchange.