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:
- East Europe,
- South Europe,
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!
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A Week in Singapore
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.