Around the world in 800 days
Utila: Today we’ve been travelling for 800 days in an adventure that easily rivals Phileas Fogg’s (and on considerably less money!). In the past 26 months we’ve visited 36 countries in 5 continents. Been to mountains and valleys, dived in caves, rivers and oceans, trekked islands and deserts, jungles and alpine forest.
Why not browse the journey so far through Nick’s photos, view a selection of Nick’s pictures in the SLIDESHOW below, or pick and choose among posts by date or category in the ‘Browse a Topic’ on the right-hand column. To give you a start, I’ve inserted some links below.
We’ve met remarkable people including a man who is connecting remote Himalayan villages using WiFi, to a woman who has built a school library from plastic bags. We’ve met a man who’s creating artificial glaciers and a woman who is protecting large swathes of Amazon.
We’ve visited The Hobbit and Lucy, tagged whale sharks in the Maldives, tracked Asian rhino and tigers, gorillas and chimps, African and Asian elephants, watched tapirs and macaws, sloths, koalas and ocelots.
We’ve taken an incredible journey to visit warring tribes at the Lake Turkana on the borderlands of Kenya and Ethiopia with a fearless Catholic priest, and followed blue whales through the fjords of Patagonia.
We’ve looked at how sustainable living is made vulnerable by development, and disease is spread through poor urban planning, attended climate change conferences, seen examples of sustainable design in houses and entire villages, looked at char burial and ancient and new agricultural solutions, and seen how guinea pigs can power a home.
I’ve spouted off on carbon caps and lack of government action, on scepticism and racism, on African democracy and hunger, the problems with development, overpopulation, climate insurance and revolutionaries.
This journey has been about the amazing people we’ve met, the animals and plants we’ve seen and the landscapes we’ve enjoyed.
So far, it’s been a wonderful, if sometimes difficult and exhausting journey for us. Along the way we have been supported with the kindness of strangers and the love of our friends and family back home. And we’ve met you, too, our lovely blog-friends.
If you’ve got a few minutes, why not watch some of Nick’s lovely photos in this slideshow:
We’re on the final stretch now, travelling from Utila (Honduras) up to Mexico. Hope you’ll come with us. Cheers! xx