Lewis looks back at his incredible worldwide itinerary

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Just out of interest, Lewis the Lion decided to compile a list of all the modes of transport that he had taken during his epic worldwide adventure. He’d like to share that list with you now.

Lewis the Lion’s Incredible Worldwide Travel Itineray

*R = return journey

Flights:
Newcastle to London Heathrow
London Heathrow to Newark, NY
JFK, NY to El Salvador
El Salvador to Peru
Peru to Rio de Janeiro
Mendoza – Parachute jump
La Paz to Rurrenabaque R
Guayaquil to the Galapagos R
Piura to Lima
Lima to Easter Island R
Lima to Mexico City
Mexico City to Cancun R
Mexico City to Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City to San Francisco
Los Angeles to Las Vegas R
LAX to Sydney
Sydney to Auckland
Christchurch to Auckland
Auckland to Brisbane
Brisbane to Cairns
Sydney to Melbourne
Melbourne to Alice Springs
Alice Springs to Perth
Perth to Singapore
Kuala Lumpur to Makassar, Sulawesi
Makassar to Jakarta
Jakarta to Bangkok
Bangkok to Koh Samui R
Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi
Varanasi to New Delhi
New Delhi to Goa
Goa to Mumbai
Mumbai to London Heathrow
London Heathrow to Newcastle

Total number of flights = 41

Coaches:
Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande
Dos Agros to Paraty
Paraty to San Paolo
San Paolo to Foz de Iguazu
Foz de Iguazu to Salta
Salta to Montevideo
Montevideo to Colonia
Buenos Aires to Neuquen
Neuquen to Bariloche
Bariloche to Osorno
Osorno to Pucon
Pucon to Santiago
Santiago to Valparaiso
Valparaiso to Mendoza
Mendoza to Salta
Salta to Cafayate – day trip
Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Uyuni to Potosi
Potosi to La Paz
La Paz to Copacabana
Copacabana to Puno
Puno to Arequipa
Arequipa to Cusco
Cusco to village
Cusco to Lima
Lima to Guayaquil
Guayaquil to Quito R
Guayaquil to Piura
San Francisco to Yosemite R
Stray Bus New Zealand
Cairns to Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay to Byron Bay
Byron Bay to Sydney
Singapore to Mersing
Mersing to Kuala Lumpur
Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur

Total number of  coaches = 37

Trains:
Buenos Aires to Tigre R
Machu Picchu to Cusco (then bus)
Agra to Jhansi
Overnight train Jhansi to Varanasi

Total number of trains = 4

Boats:
Dos Agros to Ilha Grande
Colonia to Buenos Aires
Tigre, Buenos Aires
Lake Titicaca – to Copacabana
Copacabana to la isla de la Luna
Isla de la Luna to Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol to Copacabana
Puno to Los Uros, Amantani & Taquile
The Gal├ípagos Islands – 5 day cruise
Alcatraz, San Francisco
Sausalito to San Francisco
Whale watching, Monterrey
Wellington to Picton
Milford Sound Cruise
Bluff to Stewart Island R
Albatross Encounter, Kaikoura
Cairns to GBR – 2 days
The Derwent Hunter
Hervey Bay to Fraser Island
Wild dolphin encounter, Rockingham, Perth
Mersing to Tioman R
Pantai Bira – dive
Bangkok river cruise
Koh Samui to Koh Phagnan R
Riverboat cruise sunset, Varanasi, India
Riverboat cruise sunrise, Varanasi, India
Allahabad, river cruise to the Kumbh Mela

Total number of boats = 34

Car:
Bariloche to San Martin de Los Andes
Jujuy
Easter Island
Tulum
California
Beverley Hills
Brisbane to Australia Zoo
Melbourne to Phillip Island
KL to the Cameron Highlands
Makassar to Parepare

Total number of car journeys (not including taxis): 10

Jeep:
San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni
Fraser Island
Village jeep safari, India

Total number of times in a jeep: 3

Bike rides:
Bariloche
Peru
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Thong Sala, Koh Pagnan
Bird Sanctuary, on the way to Agra

Total number of times on a bike: 5

Zip-lining:
Peru

Total number of times zip-lining : Once (or 5 times depending on how you look at it!)

Hiking:
Rio de Janeiro waterfalls
Refugio Frey
To Aguascalientes
To Machu Picchu
Yosemite National Park
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Stewart Island coastal walk

Total number of hikes: 8

Cable cars/ funicular rides:
Santiago
Valparaiso
Salta
Bariloche
San Francisco
Napa Valley

Total number of cable car/ funicular rides: 6

Taxis (long journeys, i.e. half an hour or more):
New York JFK airport to Manhattan
Parepare to Tana Toraja
Makassar to Pantai Bira R
Bangkok airport to centre R
Koh Samui R
Koh Pagnan R
Goa to Palolem R

Total number of long taxi rides: 11

Local buses
Rio de Janeiro
Salto, Uruguay
Buenos Aires
To K.L. Airport

Bemos:
X 4 in Sulawesi
X a few in Koh Phagnan

Total number of bemo rides: at least 8

Metros:
Rio de Janeiro
Buenos Aires
Santiago
Sydney
Perth
Singapore
Delhi

Total number of different metro sytems: 7

Sightseeing buses/ bus tours:
Rio de Janeiro – favela – R
Buenos Aires – R
Tigre – R
Arequipa to the Colca Canyon R
Cusco to Inca village
Chichen Itza R
Teotohuacan R
Grand Canyon/ Hoover Dam R
Alice Springs to Uluru R
Delhi to Jaipur
Jaipur to Tordi
Tordi via Abaneri onto Agra
Jhansi to Orchha
Orchha to Alipura
Alipura to Khajuraho R
Alipura to Jhansi
Varanasi to Allahabad R

Total number of sightseeing buses/ bus tours: 17

Walking tours:
Santiago
Valparaiso
Anthropological museum – Mexico City

Total number of walking tours: 3

Motorbike rides:
Malibu Hills
Tioman

Total number of motorbike rides: 2

Surfing:
Venice Beach, California
Byron Bay

Total times spent surfing: twice

Helicopter rides:
Grand Canyon
Ice-exploring Franz Josef Glacier

Total number of helicopter rides: 2

Tuk-Tuk rides:
Puno, Peru
Piura, Peru
Delhi
Jaipur
Varanasi

Total number of tuk-tuk rides: At least a dozen

Camel rides:
Alice Springs
Tordi, India

Total number of camel rides: 2

 

All of the other modes of transport, Lewis the Lion took just the once on his journey:

Caving
Waitimo Caves

Trams
Melbourne

Monorail
Kuala Lumpur

Bike Rickshaws
Varanasi, India

Elephant ride:
Koh Phagnan, Thailand

 

For sure after all those journeys, Lewis the Lion recognised that travel was fun but also exhausting. It was a good job that he paced himself over the course of a year! He reflected on this quote by St. Augustine:

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Travel often!

Travel often!

However, he also appreciated that travel was the gift of the privileged few as so often on his journey, he’d met people who just weren’t able to travel. He realised that travel if anything should make you humble and should fill you with gratitude to have such an opportunity.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be to?

What mode of transport would you like to take to get there?

About Helen Molloy

Helen Molloy has been a Primary Learning and Teaching Consultant, leading on the introduction of Primary Languages in the City of Stoke-on-Trent for the past 5 and a half years. She is passionate about language learning and inspiring children into developing a curiosity and awareness of other people's languages and cultures.
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