12. March 1995 - The start of my adventure
After finishing my studies
I dreamed about traveling around the world. After 3 years of working
as an network engineer I had enough money to let this dream come
true. I had the idea, to travel around the world by using trains
and ships. So it was obious to travel with the transsib through
This is the longest train journey in the world!
So, the beginning of my journey was fixed. The
rest I decided step by step. I started my journey in the evening
of the 12. March 1995 in my home village Heerbrugg
in the eastern part of Switzerland.
In the end I travelled 5 month in Russia,
most of the time on trains. It was a remarkable adventure.
After Russia I decided to go to Japan
on a passenger ship. In Japan I travelled by train again,
with the famous shinkanson.
For a jump over the pacific to the USA
I took the plane. I didn't find a reasonable ship passage and I
also didn't have the patient for 3 weeks on a ship. In the states
I crossed the county twice with Amtrak, the nation wide train service.
I stayed there for 3 month, the maximum time with a tourist visa.
To go back to Europe I got onto a cargo ship,
which brought me over the Atlantic
back home to Europe.
My home village Heerbrugg