But now I am considering the ultimate: from Piraeus in Greece (where I am currently) to Melbourne to visit family, but it has to be on 2 ships, via Korea.
Am I mad??? Do I have the money more like. I will have to look into it some more. But let's get back to the 'Are you mad??' bit:
No, I don't think I am actually. It is clear that there is room for passengers on such a journey, and surely the journey is all part of the adventure, not just getting from A to B.
One thing my first experience of a container ship voyage taught me: it's an incredibly humbling experience, being amongst and at the mercy of the elements and Mother Nature. And sea faring men are very gentle, if not spiritual creatures (despite their gate, build and dour expressions).
And besides, isn't it always nice to try to do something a little different? And I'll have plenty to write about!
So! Take a look at this route:
Piraeus Day 10 (journey starts in Thamesport)Suez Canal Day 12
Jeddah Day 15
Colombo Day 23
Tanjung Pelepas Day 28
Kaohsiung Day 34 (24 days total to Kaohsiung)
Kaohsiung - Melbourne 11 days on HANJIN PRETORIA
No stops, so 11 days straight at sea.
I better get my world atlas out!