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Travelling by sea - what are the possibilities?

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1. Posted by nickgood (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

Hi all

I will soon depart for Ghana to visit/volunteer. After i want to travel to India to meet my girlfriend. I want to do all my travelling without flying (am travelling to Ghana overland) and i am wondering about the possibilities on the sea.
I am either thinking travelling up to the mediteranean getting somehow to Port Said and trying to hitch a lift/work a passage on a commercial ship heading to India, getting on a ship heading south from Ghana around the cape or crossing Africa and getting on a ship or yacht out of Mombasa, or somewhere similar, to India.

Any idea as to whether any of these ideas are realistic?



2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

The LP website has a forum on ship travel; have a look there. In general, I assume that your best option is indeed Port Said, rather than rounding the Cape; most sea transport from Asia to Europe obviously takes the Suez channel, so to get a passage there should be doable.

Btw have you considered to travel overland all the way? I imagine that would be quite an adventure...

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 15, 2006 3:16 AM by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by nickgood (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

Travelling overland would indeed be an adventure. My only issue is my intense hatred of beurocracy (with visas). Thus the fewer borders i have to cross the better.
Having said that i will consider it becuase it could be really fun.