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Potential new series by daybreaker on 14 July 2005 11:49am
 
What about full circle of the Atlantic?
Start at Iceland, down the east coast of Canada and USA, through the Carribean, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina then up the West coast of Africa and Europe, then Ireland, Scotland and the Faeroes then back to Iceland.
There's a lot of places not covered in previous series there.
 
Re: Potential new series by baubra on 14 July 2005 11:58am
 
itˇs too many nice places in urope,for example Donau delta
 
Re: Potential new series by bruey on 11 August 2005 5:59pm
 
thats not a bad idea when you think about it.
Bruce
 
Re: Potential new series by Ellerd on 12 August 2005 1:03pm
 
and central america!! How many tv travel guides are there on Nicaragua?
 
Re: Potential new series by tucsonmike on 13 August 2005 6:38am
 
Now, the Atlantic would be an interesting series. I would not find Nicargua interesting, but Costa Rica. Costa Rica I've been told has the largest biodiversity in the world. (I know someone with a condo there, so it is on the vacation list one of these days).

I would like to see him take the train through the U.S. and Canada. Can't do that in Mexico any more, President Fox eliminated most passenger rail service. Ground transport in Mexico is buses.

I'm curious. As an informal poll on this site, what do people from outside the Americas find most fascinating? What would you folks like to see the most in a travel scenario?
Mike

Mike
 
Re: Potential new series by Ellerd on 18 August 2005 5:52am
 
Mike, I'm from Australia. We rarely receive any news from Central America (unless there's been a major natural disaster or civil unrest) so I think a journey encompassing the nations of Central America would be very interesting. I much prefer journeys to countries on the fringe of world consciousness, so to speak.
 
Re: Potential new series by pandab on 19 August 2005 1:41am
 
What about a circle of the Mediterranean, from Gibraltar and back? That would provide lots of diversity--Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
 
Re: Potential new series by tucsonmike on 19 August 2005 7:10am
 
A Mediterrenean series would be interesting. A British journalist named Robert Fisk wrote a book about going around the Mediterrenean, but as far as I know, it wasn't filmed. It would be an interesting trip.
Ellerd, nice to meet you. I care more about Central American living in Tucson because of the immigration issues. Central Americans coming through Mexico (and being exploited by Federales, soldiers, local cops and hoodlums) to come here. The latest was a major news story about Central American gangs in Los Angeles. They are armed, because of the past conflicts there. Belize is a popular hideout for U.S. criminals on the lam.
In Pacific Rim, Michael flew straight from Colombia to Mexico City skipping all those places.
Let me do a separate post about Mexico.
Mike
 
Re: Potential new series by tucsonmike on 21 August 2005 6:22am
 
An Atlantic Series. I guess start in the U.K. got to Ireland, Ferry to France than to Spain and Portugal, across to Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. (I suspect I may have left an African country out). Fly to Argentina, then Uruguay, Brazil, (then either Central America or island hopping in the Caribbean). If Michael island hops in the Caribbean, then land in Miami. To go through Central America and Mexico, I guess follow the Gulf of Mexico through Houston, New Orleans Mobile and to Jacksonville. From then on the trip is the same again, heading up the East Coast of the United States. Much of it would have to be by bus or car, because to stay near the ocean in most places that is the way to go. The farthest North you can go by Amtrak is Portland, Maine. Then it is U.S. 1 along the coast and into Maritime Canada. Then I guess fly to Scandinavia.
I am familiar with the East Coast from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia. I have taken the train through most of it, and driven between the Keys and Maritime Canada. (Not at the same time LOL)!

To follow the Ocean completely in North America, you would have to go up US 1 from the Keys into Central Florida, then get on US 17, which will take you through Savannah and Charleston, up through North Carolina and into Virgina Beach. Then over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, up the Delmarva Peninsula, across the Delaware Memorial Bridge (unless you take a detour into Philadelphia), then across to Route 9 and up the Jersey Shore, through New York across Long Island, up on the Cross Sound Ferry. Then through Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whew!
Mike
 
Re: Potential new series by tucsonmike on 21 August 2005 6:26am
 
An Atlantic Series. I guess start in the U.K. got to Ireland, Ferry to France than to Spain and Portugal, across to Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. (I suspect I may have left an African country out). Fly to Argentina, then Uruguay, Brazil, (then either Central America or island hopping in the Caribbean). If Michael island hops in the Caribbean, then land in Miami. To go through Central America and Mexico, I guess follow the Gulf of Mexico through Houston, New Orleans Mobile and to Jacksonville. From then on the trip is the same again, heading up the East Coast of the United States. Much of it would have to be by bus or car, because to stay near the ocean in most places that is the way to go. The farthest North you can go by Amtrak is Portland, Maine. Then it is U.S. 1 along the coast and into Maritime Canada. Then I guess fly to Scandinavia.
I am familiar with the East Coast from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia. I have taken the train through most of it, and driven between the Keys and Maritime Canada. (Not at the same time LOL)!

To follow the Ocean completely in North America, you would have to go up US 1 from the Keys into Central Florida, then get on US 17, which will take you through Savannah and Charleston, up through North Carolina and into Virgina Beach. Then over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, up the Delmarva Peninsula, across the Delaware Memorial Bridge (unless you take a detour into Philadelphia), then across to Route 9 and up the Jersey Shore, through New York across Long Island, up on the Cross Sound Ferry. Then through Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Whew!
Mike
 
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