1 Million Miles, Every country, Lifetime World Exploration

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by thewildcallsjon, Dec 8, 2015.

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Which route would you choose for the first 3-5 years of World Exploration?

  1. The entire African continent

    16.7%
  2. Latin America, Epic Jungle man life & 4000 miles Canoeing the Amazon then North America & Canada

    20.4%
  3. Alaska, Canada, North America, and then Latin America, Epic Jungle man life & Canoeing the Amazon

    33.3%
  4. Middle East, Kazakstan etc, Mongolia, onto Asia

    16.7%
  5. Russia & Siberia

    7.4%
  6. Nowhere, stay at home, have a cup of tea & watch eastenders

    5.6%
  1. stevo7706

    stevo7706 Been here awhile

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    I think your going like it. Ironically "continuing through the modern world civilization" could be more difficult than easier the more time you spend there. Be sure to watch this movie filmed in Colombia and keep up the great thread, you have a talent in writing.
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  2. thewildcallsjon

    thewildcallsjon Aesthetic Voyager

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    Thank you, yes I remember this film, I have seen it a couple times & can fully recommend it. What you will see is one of beauty, and an incredible alternative life, it will make you question your life working for the corporate, giving your time in return for nothing.

    There it gives a couple of good impressive examples of hewn out tree canoes. In this respect, I am hoping to stumble across much bigger fallen tree/s in order to craft a much more formidable vessel, capable of carrying my motorbike.

    ''Some get lost and never come back, but those that do, are ready to face whatever may come''
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  3. North by Northeast

    North by Northeast Been here awhile

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    Jesus Christ....
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  4. thewildcallsjon

    thewildcallsjon Aesthetic Voyager

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    ''... to leave everything behind and go into the jungle, guided only by his dreams.''
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  5. petertakov

    petertakov Adventurer

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    Ironically, that is exactly what this thread is. Either that or we are all witnessing a mental issue in development. The clues are all over.
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  6. stevo7706

    stevo7706 Been here awhile

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    The thread is under the Trip Planning forum, that should be the most obvious clue to this novel.
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  7. Lizzard323

    Lizzard323 Solo rider. Lover of solitude and corn meal.

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    What is the best oil and tires for this ride?
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  8. petertakov

    petertakov Adventurer

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    Fairy oil and Bear Rambo bulletproof tyres, obviously. Hard to find unless you know the few secret locations around the world where they are kept in stock guarded by the dwarf members of an extinct aboriginal tribe.

    You can ship your bike to the secret location, have it serviced by the dwarfs and fly there by plane, make a few rounds and go back again by plane. Repeat this three thousand times for a total cost of 20 pounds, take a few hundred pictures carefully avoiding any details that might reveal your identity and make fun of tough adventurers on a forum. Repeat for 30 years or one mln. miles, whichever comes first. Become a legend.
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  9. KEVINSENC

    KEVINSENC Adventurer

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    I love the part about stashing a couple of bikes in " secret locations" good stuff..
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  10. thewildcallsjon

    thewildcallsjon Aesthetic Voyager

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    The decision is South America first, things are becoming much clearer. Although crude, one has to start somewhere...

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    I would ship the bike from Malmo, to Valparaiso.

    Chile > Argentina > Islands > Uruguay > Argentina > Paraguay > Bolivia > Brazil > Peru > Ecuador > Peru >
    Source of the Amazon > Epic Jungle man life & 4000 Miles Motorbike Canoeing

    In an effort to prevent an attack I should try to obtain permissions from the Colombians to float past from San Juan de Atacuari, to Leticia.

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    Also in a couple months I will be riding the Balkans for a month or so, on the way East towards Oman, starting where I left bike #1 in Switzerland, through Stelvio first.

    For this journey, the plan is to see as much as possible, and although spontaneity is preferred, I will not have to rush this, and hope that with some pre-planning, I will avoid the dull places.

    If any of you have actually been, and im missing something worthwhile, please let me know your recommendations without changing the country order.

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  11. petertakov

    petertakov Adventurer

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    I particularly like your South American "itinerary" - it never actually occurred to me that you can use Microsoft Paint to literally draw a route over a map. I suspect, however, that your drawing is not just some random scribble but a secret message and I have to say - Roger that, brother!

    Your Munich to Thessaloniki trip is also remarkable in the way it specifically avoids all the good places while at the same time quadrupling the distance.

    I believe that if anyone was still on the fence about the seriousness of your endeavour, their doubts should now have been dispelled completely.
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  12. thewildcallsjon

    thewildcallsjon Aesthetic Voyager

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    Thanks for your comments Peter. Please elaborate, which are the good places that you so mention? do continue would you... I was hoping few would give recommendations. I would adjust the route accordingly.
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  13. ThorH

    ThorH BMW R1200GS

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    "I would ship the bike from Malmo, to Valparaiso." Why this particular route? If there is a great shipping deal I should know about, I would love the info!
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  14. thewildcallsjon

    thewildcallsjon Aesthetic Voyager

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    Thor, the shipping companies I am in contact with are Bertling & In time-Ham.
    No reason for Malmo, anywhere in Europe would be fine, I have seen good prices & reviews from this option. While comparing the options, Valparaiso seems to provide the least anger inducing option. In time-Ham has a flat rate & supposedly includes all port charges and handling costs.
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  15. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    With a trip this big, why so much planning? Things will happen that will mess up your plans anyhow.
    I think I'd be creating 2 lists... places/things I must see and places/things I'd like to see.

    Plan to see 80% of the must sees and 50% or so of the like to see and play it all by ear.
    There are more than likely 10x the amount of places you will want to visit that you didn't know you wanted to visit until a local told you about it.
    Admittedly, I've never done anything close to this scale, but I do plan this way or no plan at all. I want the flexibility to do whatever I want when I want to do it.

    For everyone giving him a hard time, why? He's young, apparently can afford it or find work along the way and will go do what I'm sure many of us wish we did before we had families and obligations that hurt others when we walk away from them. If I could go back to being 18, I might still be on the road with no plan other than to keep moving.

    Jon, I hope this works out for you and that you have fun. Remember it's only money and you have a long time to make more.
    Oh and I love the crazy "maps" you've drawn. It allows you to even go back and see something you missed if you like it. I dunno about "Epic Jungle man life & 4000 Miles Motorbike Canoeing" but what the heck.
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  16. petertakov

    petertakov Adventurer

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    You are very welcome, Jon,

    May I suggest the following route for your Balkan trip. It is completely in line with the South American leg of your "Million Miles/30 years" adventure.

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    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Come on, don't be like that...
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  18. Lostmike

    Lostmike Cruising

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    Havent had an update for a while, I need some inspiration!
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  19. Lloyd67

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    Me too. I admire your style Jon. Any more news?
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