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I will use buses and trains to travel through South East Asia, China, Mongolia, Russia, and Europe.

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Three Continents Overland: An overland Trip from Singapore to Morocco

Written by Joshua Fuglsang on .

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Final destination of my journey: Morocco
Final destination of my journey: Morocco - Copy­right © Joshua Fuglsang

Three Continents Overland

Hel­lo, and wel­come to Three Con­ti­nents Over­land trav­el se­ries! This will be a long-run­ning se­ries, cov­er­ing an ex­ten­sive trav­el jour­ney from Sin­ga­pore to Mo­roc­co, over­land. So, what do I mean by over­land? I mean I will be trav­el­ling ex­clu­sive­ly by land and sea trans­port, i.e. no flights in be­tween.

Why do this? Well, I am a strong ad­vo­cate for trav­el­ling slow­ly, for by trav­el­ling slow­ly you spend more time im­mers­ing your­self in the lo­cal cul­ture. Of­ten I see “tourists” and “hol­i­day mak­ers” just jump­ing from one tourist hotspot to an­oth­er tourist hotspot, spend­ing weeks in a coun­try with­out tru­ly know­ing what the lo­cal cul­ture is all about. What they are left with in the end is a checked list of guide­book ac­tiv­i­ties which ev­ery­one else who has vis­it­ed this coun­try al­so saw. I’m not in­ter­est­ing in this sort of trav­el. I want to see the way peo­ple live in their day to day lives in a range of dif­fer­ent cul­tures, eat as the lo­cals eat, and vis­it some places that on­ly the lo­cals know about. Ev­ery­one has a spe­cial place in their home­town that will nev­er ap­pear in a guide­book, for ex­am­ple. Even by train and bus you are ar­guably trav­el­ling too quick­ly, so through­out my trip I may try to mix in some hitch­hik­ing.

The rough de­sign for my itin­er­ary is like so:

  1. Sin­ga­pore,
  2. Malaysia,
  3. Thai­land,
  4. Laos,
  5. Viet­nam,
  6. Chi­na,
  7. Mon­go­lia,
  8. Rus­sia,
  9. East Eu­rope,
  10. South Eu­rope,
  11. Mo­roc­co.

This itin­er­ary will change through­out the trip. For ex­am­ple, I am hop­ing to slot in Tai­wan, and I haven’t yet fleshed out the ex­act path that I will be trav­el­ling through Eu­rope. The vari­abil­i­ty is part of the ex­cite­ment!

Thanks for read­ing this far, I hope you en­joy my work for I put a lot of ef­fort in to it. Any feed­back is al­ways wel­come, and please sub­scribe if you wish to fol­low along on my jour­ney.

Cheers!

Josh

A Week in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
Ma­ri­na Bay Sands in Sin­ga­pore - Copy­right © Joshua Fuglsang

Con­tin­ue on to the next ar­ti­cle. In chap­ter one I spend one week in Sin­ga­pore stay­ing in a Chi­na­town hos­tel, din­ing my way through the lo­cal cuisines, and star­ing up in won­der at the world class ar­chi­tec­ture. Read it here.

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Here you will find articles on an ambitious plan to travel from Singapore to Morocco overland, i.e. without flying.

I will use buses and trains to travel through South East Asia, China, Mongolia, Russia, and Europe.

Read about The Plan So Far.