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How to Size up the World in 7 Milestones


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How do we measure our world? What are our ultimate global travel goals?

#RoverRecommends to us to do it via these 7 destinations scattered all over the planet.

Let’s see where we have been so far, and what is still left out there to be conquered.

Photos of Port of Tanjung Priok 1/2 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Port of Tanjung Priok 2/2 by Unshod Rover

1. Sail across the equator. In 2003, we crossed the equator twice, sailing from Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia, and from Indonesia to Port Kelang in Malaysia. It was also my first time to leave my country. But the greater milestone would be at the Gulf of Guinea, in the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean between Cape Lopez in Gabon, north and west to Cape Palmas in Liberia.

Photos of Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1/2 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2/2 by Unshod Rover

2. Stare at the Strait of Gibraltar. Here, Europe meets Africa and the Mediterranean joins the Atlantic. [Did this in 2014 while in Morocco during Ramadan.]

Photos of Balcon De Europa, Málaga, Spain 1/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Balcon De Europa, Málaga, Spain 2/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Balcon De Europa, Málaga, Spain 3/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Balcon De Europa, Málaga, Spain 4/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco 1/6 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco 2/6 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco 3/6 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco 4/6 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco 5/6 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco 6/6 by Unshod Rover

3. Skip to Sentosa. Singapore is a stone's throw south of Cape Piai, Malaysia, southernmost point of mainland Eurasia. [Was out of my country for the first time in 2003, visiting Singapore!]

Photos of Singapore 1/2 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Singapore 2/2 by Unshod Rover

4. Summit the Everest. The rooftop of the world at almost 9,000 metres awaits. [Still on my bucket list! And being in India makes it more feasible at this point of my world journey.]

5. Stand by Cabo da Roca. In Portugal. Stood there in 2014, at the westernmost edge of mainland Eurasia "where the land ends and the sea begins..." (Luís de Camões)

Photos of Cabo da Roca, Colares, Portugal 1/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Cabo da Roca, Colares, Portugal 2/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Cabo da Roca, Colares, Portugal 3/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Cabo da Roca, Colares, Portugal 4/4 by Unshod Rover

6. Swim in the Dead Sea. Stay afloat near its shore that is the Earth's lowest point on dry land. [Have yet to do this myself.]

7. Skim the surface of the Mariana Trench. The Challenger Deep is the deepest known point in Earth's oceans at 10,994 metres. Deepest dive done so far was by an unmanned robotic vehicle in 2009. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, around 200 kilometres (124 mi) to the east of the Mariana Islands, in the Western Pacific East of Philippines.

Having swum in the seas of the Philippines is the closest thing for me to getting there.

Photos of Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Ilocos Region, Philippines 1/3 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Ilocos Region, Philippines 2/3 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Hundred Islands National Park, Alaminos, Ilocos Region, Philippines 3/3 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Boracay, Malay, Western Visayas, Philippines 1/3 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Boracay, Malay, Western Visayas, Philippines 2/3 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Boracay, Malay, Western Visayas, Philippines 3/3 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Central Visayas, Philippines 1/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Central Visayas, Philippines 2/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Central Visayas, Philippines 3/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Central Visayas, Philippines 4/4 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Bohol Island, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines 1/5 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Bohol Island, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines 2/5 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Bohol Island, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines 3/5 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Bohol Island, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines 4/5 by Unshod Rover
Photos of Bohol Island, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines 5/5 by Unshod Rover

Anyone?

How many of these milestones have you achieved? I've got 4 out of 7, so far! Join me as we complete the list. //

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