Located between India and Myanmar, Bangladesh is a country about the size of England and Wales, but with three times the population. From January through March 2019, Ian Packham was on a self-supported trek across Bangladesh. It was 665.8 miles on foot starting in Saint Martins island in the south and ending in the country’s northernmost point. His plan is to uncover the stories of one of the world’s hidden destinations. You can learn more about Ian and his adventures at his website encircleafrica.org. Ian Packham, welcome back to the show. Song of the Little Road by Graham Finch http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/7360
Ep. 173: Encircling Africa by Public Transport with Ian Packham
Adventure Sports Podcast
Ian Packham is a trained medical researcher turned adventurer. He decided to circumnavigate the African continent by means of public transportation. The trip was this first time anyone had done this solo and unsupported. During his 13 month – 25,000 mile trip, Ian was mistaken for an undercover UN official during Liberia’s presidential election and was denied access to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was a 2013 runner-up for the National Geographic Traveler writing competition and his new book “Encircle Africa: Around Africa by Public Transport” chronicles his adventure. www.encircleafrica.org Get the Book: Encircle Africa: Around Africa by Public TransportSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/adventure-sports-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Ian Packham traveled around the coast of Africa for 13 months without the support of a backup team. It was a 40,000 km journey using locally available public transportation and although Africa has a coastline shorter than Europe, crossing the borders of 31 countries is no easy task when corrupt regimes, poor infrastructure, and war may be around the next turn. Ian wrote a book about his adventure titled Encircle Africa: Around Africa by Public Transport which you can learn more about at his website encircleafrica.org. Ian Packham, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.