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The Journey Around the World

Organized by: Matthew Bray

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EVENT DATE Aug 29, 2015


My 2015 year should be very exciting. I am taking a gap year to visit seven continents and around thirty different countries. I plan on this trip lasting around nine months long. I would be leaving August 29th to start the first leg of my trip within South America. To start I would go to into mexico then from there get a flight into Havana Cuba, using connecting airports in another country. I would like to stay in Cuba for about a week or so before I move on to Central America and then into South America. I plan to fly into Ecuador and then drive into Peru where I would then hike Machu Picchu. Later I would continue on into Brazil. I would travel around different cities in Brazil however spending most of my time in Rio De Janeiro. I would catch a bus to take myself to Argentina with a stop at the great Iguazu Falls. After around a week in Argentina I would get on a boat to take to me to Antarctica. This would wrap up the first part of my trip.
With South America finished I would take the really long journey over to Australia and New Zealand. From there I would hopefully travel by boat up through New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. At the top of the Philippines I will either get a boat or a flight into China. Within China I plan to visit many of the great sights, such as The Great Wall Of China and many other beautiful and impactful places. Traveling from China into Japan I would then begin to experience the Japanese culture. Once I've spent some time in Japan I would catch a flight into India and from there Turkey would be my last stop in Asia.
After I finish Asia I’ll then begin to travel through Europe. Starting in Turkey i'll then make my way through into Greece, Hungary, Austria, and into Germany. In Germany I will be spending time with some friends that can help me recuperate for around a week. Now December will be there and ill move on from The Netherlands, to Denmark, Norway, and then into Sweden for Christmas. Finishing up Northern Europe with Russia, I would travel to Petersburg, and Moscow. Finally I would fly down to Spain to visit friends in Madrid and hopefully travel around the rest of Spain with them. This would be my last stop in Europe leaving only Africa to Explore.
Starting Africa in Morocco I will again spend around a week visiting towns and cities and eating lots of food. Of course next i’ll visit Egypt in order to experience the amazing Pyramids in Giza and other cities nearby. With my final and last country I will travel to South Africa.
All of this should be within my nine months plan that I may push more into the summer of 2016. I hope to gain many life experiences and friends that I will keep with my for the rest of my life. Eating all the different foods and speaking different languages will be one of my highlights for this trip.
With this money I hope to accomplish all of these goals. I plan also to have a blog that people can follow me with that I can continue to share all my experiences with as many people as I can.


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