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Overview – overland UK 2 NZ without flying – eleven stages in fifty days!

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Planning Parts

Part I: Is there any other way to get from UK to the Antipodes without flying? Why not fly?

Map of the world showing route across Europe towards NZ

Part II: First book your freighter cruise

wing deck entry door

Part III: Further reasoning to avoid flying, via Totnes, Transition Town and Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion Flag

Part IV: Finding Real Russia support system for ticketing and visas – plan ahead!!!

Real Russia sandwich board

Part V: Picking up Visas and finishing up in Brighton UK

Better view of queue outside Chinese Visa Application Service

Part VI – Gathering in London: Modern Crisis talk with representatives from Science, Politics and Spirituality

King and Malone, Baroness and Sister on stage at the arena.

Travel Stages

Is your emission really necessary?

Stage One – ferry from Harwich to Hoek of Holland and visiting Rotterdam

Rotterdam harbour reminds me of Hong Kong

Stage Two – train to Germany and exploring Hamburg harbour

Hamburg Harbour

Stage Three – train to Berlin to visit memorials and consider humanity

Where is the S? Or the U? The answers reign on high

Stage Four – train to Warsaw and considering a different kind of memorial

Central train station

Stage Five – overnight train from Warsaw to Moscow

Our compartment manager and her carriage

Stage Six – visiting Moscow to marvel at metro stations

First look at Belorusskaya Metro station

Stage Seven – multi-page post TransSiberian – TransMongolian Railway from Moscow to Beijing

Our Russian Engine on electric for now

Stage Eight – visiting Beijing and the Great Wall of China

Given my recent train life I was keen to commune in 798

Stage Nine – out of China: trains to Ningbo, Fuzhou and Pingtan and ferry to Taiwan

There's a lot of ships in the Taiwan Strait

Stage Ten – train travel through Taipei, Tainan and, finally to Kaohsiung, the largest port in Taiwan

Tainan Train Station with Kaohsiung train approaching

Stage Eleven – Two weeks shipping with CMA CGM Coral from Taiwan to New Zealand – UNDER CONSTRUCTION

but …

Quick phone movie to give you an idea

Flyskam: flight shame – to Tågskryt: train bragging!