My Story: We Spent 2 Years Planning This Round The World Expedition
November 20th, 2015
An unprecedented journey where my friend Tushar & Myself drove 90,000 km through 50 countries in 6 continents of the world. We spent 2 years planning this round the world expedition. We split our journey into 6 legs for the 6 continents we covered around the world.
Our epic journey started from India Gate, New Delhi. We crossed the Indian border and drove through Myanmar, a hidden gem in the sub-continent that was till only a few years ago closed to tourists. From Myanmar, we drove through Thailand and Malaysia before concluding our Asia leg in Singapore.
We shipped our vehicle to Australia where we drove more than 17000 km in the entire continent. We are proud to share that we also created a Guinness World Record in Australia for driving the longest distance in one country.
After shipping our car from Australia to Mombasa, Kenya we drove all the way from Kenya to South Africa covering Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe on the way. The African odyssey concluded in Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent.
Our vehicle was shipped to Buenos Aires from where we drove to Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world. From Ushuaia, we took the Pan American highway and drove all the way up to Mexico crossing Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The journey took us through the Death Road in Bolivia, rated as the Worlds’ Most Dangerous Road!
We crossed the Mexico-US border and drove through 18 states in the United States. We covered Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Seattle, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Mount Rushmore, Yellow Stone National Park and Canada before we reached Deadhorse in Alaska, the northern most tip of Alaska where we were greeted by the Northern Lights! Our North American leg was concluded in the Big Apple!
From New York, we shipped our car to UK and drove all the way up to John O Groats, the northern most tip of United Kingdom. We drove south to London, crossed the English Channel and entered mainland Europe. We covered 23 countries in Western and Eastern Europe before we reached Turkey, the 50th country of our 15 month long journey.
Submitted By – Sanjay Madan