Evolution of an Itinerary

I started with something like this:

Then I modified the Easten european leg of the trip, in a post titled Krakow for the win…

Then came more detailed planning for the russia to china leg and the decision not to do the full trans siberian route but rather swap to the trans manchurian at ulan baatar in Mongolia. More recently, I’ve done some more detailed route planning for Germany based on travel companions and opportunities to meet with readers and fellow bloggers.

Many of the more recent changes are the most significant and some of them deserve a post of their own. Before I get to that I’ve put together a snazzy animated map, and have included my current itinerary below.

Here’s the play by play for those who prefer the linear approach:

As I’ve gone along I’ve found many friends and readers willing to offer advice on possible routes and to give guidance as to timing.

Listening. Observing. Participating. Writing. Photographing. Reflecting.

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Traveller. Scholar. Photographer. Writer. Dreamer. Teacher. Anna Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Overland to Oz is a crazy adventure marked with photos and word and inspired by the incredible women in Anna’s family, especially her late grandmother, whom she knew as Nan-Nan.