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The route

The initial route shall take us to Australia via Turkey, Iran, Dubai, India, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, circling the earth northbound via the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, USA, Canada, Greenland, Island and the UK.

Click here for a detailed description of the route flown from Zurich to Brisbane. (PDF file)

The highlights of the route to Australia

  • Zürich-Istanbul: Along the Balkan, over Greece, the birthplace of modern philosophy and democracy, to Istanbul the European Gate to the Orient.
  • Istanbul-Täbriz: Over the highlands of Turkey into the town of the blue mosque. Close by, Oroumiyeh the birthplace of Zoroaster (Zarathustra).
  • Täbriz-Esfahan: Over the heartland of the Iran to the ancient Capital, an UNESCO world heritage.
  • Esfahan-Dubai: Leaving Iran to the Emirates. Over the Red Sea to the rapidly emerging trade city.
  • Dubai-Ahmenabad: Along the shores of Pakistan and India.
  • Ahmenabad-Jaipur: The capital of Rajasthan is called the »Pink City« close by the Tajmahal.
  • Jaipur-Kathmandu: Along the foothills of the Himalaya to the Capital of Nepal.
  • Kathmandu-Bagan: Bagan the town of 13’000 Pagodas.
  • Bagan-Angkor: A well known UNESCO world heritage.
  • Angkor-Singapore: Via Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore and the Straits of Melaka.
  • Singapore-Jakarta: Some 350 cultures and many languages are scattered across its far-flung islands.
  • Jakarta-Kupang: Islands of Java, Bali, and Lombok to West-Timor.
  • Kupang-Darwin: A leap over the Timor Sea to the sixth continent.
  • Darwin-Ayers Rock: Circling Uluru in the heart of Australia.
  • Ayers Rock-Brisbane: The evolving capital of Queensland.
  • Brisbane-Sydney: Along the Gold Coast the first endpoint of this endeavour.