...will embark on a “solo journey”
travelling the routes of Admiral Bering, Marco
Polo, Lewis and Clark, and Leif
Eriksson, with a few additions and several detours.
Therefore, on 10 January 2007 I will set out on my trip around
the world, which will take me from Rome to Copenhagen. I will
cross Russia by train to Mongolia and then Beijing. Taking the
world’s tallest railway line, I will go to Lhasa, Tibet.
From Lhasa I will return to Beijing to reach the northernmost
part of the Kamchatka Peninsula via Vladivostok. I still don’t
know how or where I will enter the United States. I will stop
in Anchorage and then take a ship to Juneau, on the Gulf of Alaska,
travelling the Inside Passage. I will pass through Vancouver and,
from there, go to Seattle.
By car – stopping according to the weather, curiosity and
more – I plan to go to Chicago, in order to cross Lake Michigan
and then head to Halifax, Nova Scotia. From Halifax or some other
Canadian port or airport, I will travel to Iceland via Greenland.
From Iceland, I will sail to Denmark, and I plan to be back in
Rome by the end of April.
Knowing me, however, I won’t be able to tell you my actual
route until I get home.