The {BIG} Adventure

The world sometimes feels so small and connected that we forget how big it actually is. That once upon a time, a long-distance romance consisted of hand-written letters at intervals of three months. That even though people may get up each morning and put our trousers on in the same way, we aren’t all necessarily cut from the same cloth.

On 11 March 2014 Mum (32), Dad (33) and Marshall (3) left home in Sydney to travel to London overland: by boat, train, bus and car.

We travelled through 20 countries, visited 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tried our best to say “hello” and “thank you” in 13 languages.

The map below outlines our journey. Zoom in and have a play. Click the pins to read a bit about the spot and connect to posts on the blog. The lines show the method of transport and km between each point.


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  1. February 13, 2014

    Wow! What a great adventure Marshall! I look forward to the exciting updates and more amazing photos!

  2. February 18, 2014

    How thrilling for you! How long will your journey take? (As long as it takes…?) Oblast to Moscow…how? TransSiberian RR? Can’t wait for the posts.

    • tiny
      February 18, 2014

      Hey hey! About 5 months. Yes – we will drive across Australia, cruise from Perth to Singapore, then trains and buses to Hong Kong (with lots of stops and excitement along the way, of course) then train to Xian, then Beijing, then to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia then on the Transsiberian to Moscow, on to St. Petersburg and then through Europe back to London. Phew! Will be posting lots here xoxox

  3. March 2, 2014

    Wowzer…that sound incredible Marshall! I’m super excited to follow your journey on here.What a trip!!!

  4. Kwame Akuffo
    March 3, 2014

    wow love you guys

  5. Marcus
    March 6, 2014

    See you Karla and safe trip

  6. Karla
    March 12, 2014

    What an awesome adventure! Travel safely, enjoy ! Love and miss you 3 so very much. P.S. little mistake with your travel journey welcome to 2014 ❤

  7. May 8, 2014

    Singapore!! I live there :) Come say hi!

    • tiny
      June 12, 2014

      I’m so sorry we missed you while we were there! Don’t worry – I remember you asked for a video and I haven’t forgotten! I have a great one of me singing the Adventure Time theme song – just have had VERY slow internet connections recently! xo

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