Here is a list of the places and countries we hope to visit during our trip. Some you might not have heard of.
Leg 1: Eastern Europe and Asia
Scotland (Cape Wrath), England, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Russia (Altai region), Mongolia, Russia (East and Far East)
The first few countries are in Europe. We expect a lot of the food and scenery will be just like they are here in England, and there will be lots of people living in these countries. Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia will be very different. They are very big countries with less people living there so we might not see anyone for several days. Very few people in these countries speak English so we wonder how we will talk to people. We will have to very careful to make sure we have enough food, and water and fuel for the car.
Leg 2: The North and Central Americas
Alaska (Cape Prince of Wales), Canada, United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.
Alaska will be very cold when we get there, much colder than we are used to here in England. Talking to people will be much easier though as the main language is English. We are looking forward to trying a real McDonalds when we get to America. We hope to be in Mexico for Christmas.
Leg 3: South Americas
Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile (Cape Horn), Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil.
Lots of new things to see here. The world’s highest road, the world’s highest lake and rainforests are in these countries.
Leg 4: Africa and Western Europe
South Africa (Cape of Good Hope), Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Portugal (Cabo de Sao Vicente), Spain, France, England.
There are lots of people living in Africa but there are still lots of jungles with wild animals and deserts here too. This will be a good test of our driving skills.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”