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1. Posted by gregorymcc (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y

Planning to drive around six continents in september 2004, looking for others with the resources who want to convoy. We have a Landrover 101 converted ambulance with 4 in it. Drop me a line if can make it.

Route: From UK accross Western Europe, poland, lith, lat, es then up to St petersburg then down to Moscow and accross Kazakstan. Through Kaz then into China and along the north to Beijing. Down the coast of China to Vietnam, Cambodia, thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Inida. Round the coast of India to Mumbai then ship to Djibouti East Africa. Head down south west, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Milawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia then SA. Freight over to Perth, Australia and drive across to the other side and on to NZ. Then freight to Valparaiso Chile and drive right up to canada (probably have to boat around columbia).

ANyway, that's the plan and we are busy organising Visa, insurance, shipping, sponsorship, charity work etc. Obviously political situations could mean a few changes.

Would love to hear from anyone who thinks they can make it.

2. Posted by souper (Budding Member 8 posts) 13y

I'm not positive that I can make it, but I'd love to consider it. I'd have to look into it(financially) but it sounds great! I'll be in western Europe next summer, and was only planning on staying until September, but I'd be willing to take a semester off of school for this kind of traveling. Do you have any idea what something like this would cost?

3. Posted by Boghopper (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y

VERY INTERESTED - Tell me more
Hey, Names Chris and I'm very interested in trying something like this. I was planning on doing something like this between March and September 2004 but I'm only in the plannig stages right now. I would be trying this with a friend of mine who has just as little sense as me.
I've stowed away a tidy sum of cash, but I've no idea if it would be enough, how much (after buying/modifying of a vehicle) do you budget this at?
Looking into getting a Diesel Land Rover Defender 90 or some sort of Toyota (Still doing my research) so I guess we could squeeze in another person if they seem easy going and can come up with their share of the cash.
Anyway, let me know if you're still planning this etc.
Hope to hear from you.
Chris

4. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 13y

This is very similar to a trip I have been planning.... or at least trying to. What does it take to get in on this? I wish I was geared up to go. If nothing else would you send me info you have gotten on procuring visas and such? I am in the planning/saving stages for a similar trip 1.5 years from now.