Silk Road overland trip: on my travel bucket list! What’s on yours?

Hi all! From now on, Travel Bucket List Wednesdays will likely be short and sweet, as I’m quite busy! In fact, I want YOU to share your travel bucket list items. Submit your posts, photos, dreams, and any other type of travel inspiration on a comment below. Invite your friends–let’s inspire the world! Here’s how it works:

1. Submit a link related to an item you crossed off (or plan to visit!) from your travel bucket list below. It can be any type of travel inspiration, Pinterest board. photo galleries, blog posts, etc.

2. Tweet all your travel bucket list items with #TravelBL and I promise an RT.

This week, I’m adding Silk Road overland to my travel bucket list! Why?


travel bucket list, Silk Road routes map

“Silk Road extending from Europe through Egypt, Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Java-Indonesia, and Vietnam until it reaches China. The land routes are red, and the water routes are blue.” (Wikipedia)

Any type of epic journey always gets my attention. Take Mr. Graham Hughes and The Odyssey Expedition, the first official Guinness World Record™ attempt to visit every sovereign state on Planet Earth without flying (and some territories in between). That’s a total of 201 nations visited overland/overseas. Or Family on Bikes, who cycled 17,300 miles from Alaska to Argentina. One day I wish to complete several travel feasts in the likes of those epic adventurers, and a Silk Road overland (and oversea!) journey is definitely on the shortlist. It’ll be particularly interesting to cross the pirate-infested waters around Horn of Africa as part of an international flotilla. Just imagine those blog posts, photos, and videos…! Speaking of which, check these out. Now tell me you don’t want to go there with a straight face 😉

travel bucket list, Bukhara Silk Road

Also on the Silk Road: Bukhara, Uzbekistan (Guillaume Pelletier, Flickr)

Can you blame me? 😉 Maybe this will be my first epic journey after all…

What’s on your travel bucket list? Share your posts!

20 thoughts on “Silk Road overland trip: on my travel bucket list! What’s on yours?

  1. Tried to leave a comment earlier but got an error message. Will try again.
    The silk road has fascinated since I heard about it in school. Can’t wait for you to go so I can live vicariously through you.

    • Worked this time! 😉 Thanks, I really really hope I get to go on this journey soon! The more I think about it, the more I feel it should be my next epic trip…

  2. I’ve completed a lot on my bucket list and more to come. First, there is the Yeosu Expo here in Korea in early June, and then Prague late June for a month.

    The Silk Road would certainly be a great adventure.

  3. I just submitted a link to my whole damn list. There are a million items on my bucket list lovely Maria. I couldnt pick out just a few. The Silk Road is high up there!

  4. Hey!!! As one Puerto Rican to another! The silk road is definitely one to cross of the bucket list!! I love it! Amman to Istabul!! being mistaken for a local the whole way! Damn my olive complexion! 😉

    • Epa Boricua! 😉 I knowww, I loved being able to blend in whilst living and traveling the Middle East thanks to my olive skin and dark hair 😀 everyone thought I was either Lebanese, Israeli or Egyptian! We should travel together through the Silk Road, although the journey I have in mind spans further than Istanbul!

  5. I feel as a travel blogger it is important to do something like this to build credibility. I have traveled to a lot of places, but it would be nice to have one feather in the cap like hiking the Appalachian Trail or something like that.

    • Interesting point you make, Ted. And by “this” you mean talking about a weekly travel bucket list or embarking on an epic journey such as the Silk Road, specifically? Would love to hear you elaborate! 🙂

      • When I mean “this” I am talking about doing something epic like the Silk Road. Instead of being a travel blogger you are a travel blogger who has done the silk road. It is a feather in your cap or an addition on your resume in the travel world.

        • Oh! I haven’t done the Silk Road (yet)! It’s on my travel bucket list. I would say that the feather in my cap is my solo female Middle East road trip (click on that link to see the photo essays), which I embarked on when I lived in the Middle East. For about 5 weeks, I hitchhiked, couchsurfed, and took public transport all over Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. 🙂

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