The revolution in Egypt began a day before I was to departure towards Alexandria. Despite that fact the boat left Venice and headed towards its first stop in Tartus in Syria. I remember that all the people on the board were very conscious of the changing political landscape and for the whole days we were following up-to-date briefings on the situation. In the meantime the Egyptian borders were closed, there were army and thousands of people on the streets. This was it. I had to change the route of my journey. I couldn't quite believe that I wouldn't go to Egypt and what that meant I wouldn't see the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Suez Canal, the Pyramids and the Nile. Missi...

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Below is my original itinerary. Had to slightly modify it on the way and skip Egypt due to the revolution which started there while I was sailing from Venice to Alexandria. I continued my journey through Damascus and Dubai. I also took a bus instead of a train while going from Kyoto to Yokohama. If there are data missing either in the Departur/Arrival Time or the Travel Time sections, it means that I was going to buy either the train or the bus tickets at the day of departure. The other tickets were booked in advance. 

Transport

Date

City

Departure / Arrival

Time

Travel Time

Distance

Additional Information

Train

Jan 23

London

Departure

08:26

02h 21min

340 km

 

Jan 23

Paris

Arrival

11:47

Train

Jan 23

Paris

Departure

20:33

13h 01min

850 km

 

Jan 24

Venice

Arrival

09:34

Boat

Jan 26

Venice

Departure

16:00

93h 00min

2200 km

 

Jan 30

Alexandria

Arrival

14:00

Bus

Feb 02

Alexandria

Departure

 

 

230 km

 

Feb 02

Port Said

Arrival

 

Bus

Feb 04

Port Said

Departure

 

 

150 km

 

Feb 04

Suez

Arrival

 

Bus

Feb 06

Suez

Departure

 

 

130 km

 

Feb 06

Cairo

Arrival

 

Plane

Feb 09

Cairo

Departure

23:00

05h 25min

4360 km

 

Feb 10

Bombay

Arrival

07:55

Train

Feb 13

Bombay

Departure

06:00

30h 30min

1670 km

 

Feb 14

Calcutta

Arrival

12:30

Plane

Feb 17

Calcutta

Departure

16:35

12h 00min

2880 km

Stopover in Kuala Lumpur

Feb 18

Singapore

Arrival

07:05

Plane

Feb 21

Singapore

Departure

07:40

09h 35min

2570 km

Stopover in Kuala Lumpur

Feb 21

Hong Kong

Arrival

17:05

Train

Feb 24

Hong Kong

Departure

15:15 

20h 00min 

1210 km

 

Feb 25

Shanghai

Arrival

11:15

 

Boat

Mar 01

Shanghai

Departure

11:00

45h 00min

1380 km

 

Mar 03

Osaka

Arrival

09:00

 

Train

Mar 05

Osaka

Departure

 

 

40 km

 

Mar 05

Kyoto

Arrival

 

 

Train

Mar 07

Kyoto

Departure

 

 

360 km

 

Mar 07

Yokohama

Arrival

 

 

Train

Mar 08

Yokohama

Departure

 

 

30 km

 

Mar 08

Tokyo

Arrival

 

 

Plane

Mar 11

Tokyo

Departure

18:30

16h 30min

8290 km

Stopover in Los Angeles

Mar 11

San Francisco

Arrival

18:00

Train

Mar 14

San Francisco

Departure

07:30

34h 08min

1530 km

Stopover in Emeryville

Mar 15

Denver

Arrival

18:38

Train

Mar 17

Denver

Departure

19:10

18h 40min

1480 km

 

Mar 18

Chicago

Arrival

14:50

 

Train

Mar 20

Chicago

Departure

21:30

20h 05min

1150 km

 

Mar 21

New York

Arrival

18:35

 

Plane

Mar 24

New York

Departure

20:30

06h 00min

5590 km

 

Mar 25

London

Arrival

07:30