Days 1,380-1,383: The Beginning of the End
Fri 12.10.12 – Mon 15.10.12: I said thank you and goodbye to Shaun and was at the RCL offices for noon. After more photos with
Day 1,384: To Chai For
Wed 16.10.12: I’ve been here before. I’ve done this exact same thing before. Travelling down from Bombay to Cochin on the train. Madness, I know.
Day 1,385: The Ally-Ally-O
Thu 17.10.12: After firing off my blog on Wednesday evening I met with Niall Doherty, a fellow overlander who has been suck in Cochin for
Day 1,387: The Maldeviants
Sat 20.10.12: Friday was spent at sea, familiarising myself with the ship. Good news: the bars are open until 2am. Bad news: I don’t have
Day 1,390: The Costa Living
Tue 23.10.12: The two days at sea passed like some velvet morning (when I’m straight). For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to be
Day 1,391: I Sell Seychelles
Wed 24.10.12: Country 2-0-0. Friends, can you BELIEVE IT? Nope. Neither can I, which is good, because Seychelles is quite an unbelievable place. In a
Day 1,396: Neptune Strikes Back!
Mon 29.10.12: I knew it. I knew it was unwise to mock Neptune, that most capricious of Olympian Gods. Odysseus’s punishment for a perceived slight
Day 1,400: The Wandering Rocks
Fri 02.11.12: Don’t get me wrong, I really love Réunion – it’s fun, the weather is like perpetual spring, the food is great and my
Day 1,405: Four More Years
Wed 07.11.12: Rubbing eyes, blinking, stumbling into the light the week began. What the hell am I going to do now? With no second passport,
Day 1,406: The Lava Meets The Sea
Thu 08.11.12: In many ways, Thursday was (yet another) D-Day for this phase of The Odyssey Expedition. I had a choice to make: I could
Days 1,408-1,410: Made It Ma, Top of the World!
Fri 09.11.12 – Sun 11.11.12: After an hour’s sleep, I was back up an’ at ‘em, ready to take on my final day in Réunion.
Days 1,411-8: The Maersk Sebarok
Sun 11.11.12 – Sun 18.11.12 I was up an’ at ’em! by 8am, and by 8.30am I was on the bus back to Port Louis.
Day 1,419: We Advance At Dawn
Mon 19.11.12: It was 0600 when my wake-up call came through from the third officer, but he need not have bothered: I was already wide
Day 1,420: Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?
Tue 20.11.12: After grabbing a whole three hours of sleep, it was time to SLAM DUNK DA FUNK and hit the road once more. NORTH
Day 1,421: Wham Bam Thank You Zam
Wed 21.11.12: So then, Zambia, my third country in three days. Zambia has always been Zimbabwe’s poorer neighbour, even back in the day when it
Days 1,422-1,423: This Is Africa
Thu 22 – Fri 23 Nov 12: I didn’t want to use this as a title, said while pointing to at the red earth, imitating
Day 1,424: Back Where It All Began
Sat 24 Nov 12: Today I headed north from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, across the plains of the Serengeti, and
Day 1,425: The Impossible Dream
Sun 25.11.12: The coach arrived at 9am in an strangely subdued Kampala. Where the hell was everyone? Then I realised it was Sunday and it
Day 1,426: Day of Days
Mon 26.11.12: Well then. I made it. It would not be unfair to say that my entire life has been leading up to this point.