World Tour Highlights

Written in honour of the approaching end of the World Tour, the Highlights series of articles listed here are all attempts to look at the whole trip from one particular, limited perspective. Some of them look at the best temples or caves of the world tour, for example, or the scariest food, or (my personal favourite) all the best times we nearly died.

I hope you all enjoy these lists, and have as much fun reading them as I did living them. Special thanks go out to Kate for her idea about the creepy-crawlies, and Luke for his idea for a list about culture shock (although I changed both of these a bit). Big thanks go as well to Sheryl for having this idea in the first place, for her help remembering it now... and for her part in making it all happen at the time. I couldn't have done any of this without her.

Top 20 Bugs and Creepy-Crawlies
Top 5 Missed Transport Connections
5 Things that Glow in the Dark
Food I Miss From 15 Countries
10 Weird or Scary Foods
Top 20 Caves
15 Favourite Birds
10 Favourite Buildings
20 Near-Death Experiences
Best 10 Cemeteries, Tombs and Crypts
15 Exotic Fruits
15 Reptiles and Amphibians
Favourite 25 Plants, Trees, Flowers and Fungi
10 Favourite Cities
10 Best Fish and Other Underwater Critters
10 Party Places Avoided and Not Avoided
20 Things I'm Looking Forward to About Going Home
15 Toronto Restaurants I Miss
30 Temples, Mosques and ChurchesUpcoming
20 Best Places to Find Good RocksUpcoming
25 Best Animals and Their StoriesUpcoming
10 Amazing ExperiencesUpcoming
10 Strange Things Mailed HomeUpcoming
15 Things I Wish I'd DoneUpcoming
100 PeopleUpcoming


January 17th, 2012

What a treat! Thank you for sharing your journey with us; we all know the world better because of you! I I feel anticipation building… :)

¬ Glenn Stewart Coles
January 17th, 2012

lonely planet eat your heart out!

¬ Braunie Buttons
January 17th, 2012

Sweet Jesus on a bicyle. Those statistics are so geeky ^^ Thanks for sharing (and I’m so glad I’m hidden somewhere in those numbers).

So the camel “spider” does give one the creeps, right? I wouldn’t wanna meet one of those little suckers in person. Ever.

So what’s next, Centipede Guy?

¬ Seb Zaremba
January 17th, 2012

Ack, so very, very proud and very, very jealous of you two! I need to get in some reading time and catch up with the last few months. Though I think the big question is: what does Spidey make of all this?…

¬ Mary McNamara
January 17th, 2012

Really good job ! Keep going, keep enjoying. You’re so lucky guys to travel so long. Only 4 months left for me & Sophie. I’ll say hello to Kuldeep for you during the next holi festival!

¬ Yannick Leboeuf
April 15th, 2014

We really should finish off this list…. or at the very least work on the 100 people list :)

¬ Sheryl
Chris Liberty - Dispatches from a Gentleman Adventurer
Being the internal dialog of a vagabond who chased his own tail across five continents for 4 years and 2 days from May 2008 to May 2012, in search of something that never really became clear.
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