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Statto, Statto – Kathmandu, Nepal




We’ll it’s 11.30am and I’ve got to Kathmandu International Airport to begin the 30 hour journey home. All being well I should get to the UK at 7.25am tomorrow (29th), having endured a 12 hour wait at Delhi.

Number of countries visited: 10

Distance travelled overland: 20,000km Beijing to Istanbul + 2,000km Mumbai to Kathmandu

Distance travelled overall: 42,000km including flights

Circumference of the earth: 40,000km

Different types of transport used: 43 if you allow the inclusion of some spurious ones: (taxi, train, plane, tram, furnicular, bus, sampan, boat, cable-car, moving walkway, toboggan, tarpaulin, donkey, donkey cart, donkey-drawn carriage, horse, minivan, random guy’s private car, speedboat, cruise boat, raft, inner tube, flying fox, metro, camel (one humped and two), back of a pick-up truck, ferry, dodgem, roller coaster, ferris wheel, flight simulator, shank’s pony, tuk-tuk, bicycle, jeep, dragon boat, small plane, hot-air balloon, auto-rickshaw, elephant, dug-out canoe and of course the Dragotruck)

Narrowly missed out on a palanquin (felt sorry for the bearers).

Photos Taken: 4102 – Don’t worry, there won’t be a slideshow

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles

Quick thanks and best wishes to everyone who made it such fun





Since leaving London in 2006 I’ve travelled, worked, volunteered and lived in over 90 countries. Highlights so far would be driving along the Silk Road from Beijing to Istanbul, a complete circuit of South America and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Costa Rica. I’m currently back in Beijing, as a base to visit more of Asia and attempt to learn Mandarin.

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