My plan is to travel from Brisbane to Edinburgh over five weeks by train, bus and boat with as litle flying as possible. A few friends said they were interested in hearing about my trip while I’m away, so this is for them and anyone else who may be interested.
I decided a few years ago to stop flying because I knew it is one of the major contributors to green house gases. Living on an island I accepted that would limit my choice of travel destinations, but it is a rather large island and there’s lots to explore here. I took to trains and rediscovered long distance buses. I learnt it is one’s attitude to the slowness, inevitable delays, and fellow travellers that makes all the difference.
Then I went back to uni, again, and got the opportunity to go on exchange. With the gap between semesters I realised I could get to Edinburgh without flying, and the whole world opened back up. In the end the boat from Australia to anywhere was going to take too long so my compromise plan is to take the shortest flight possible: Darwin to Singapore.
My slow (ish) journey from Australia to Scotland by bus, train and boat with as little flying as possible.