World in Slow Motion Lara
Nine months ago I was in an exciting new job, whizzing around and between London and Cambridge and not getting the sleep I needed. As the whirlwind of my former life reached its apex it suddenly stopped. I was on the train to Europe, seeing the world in slow motion and looking forward to Russia, Japan, China, South East Asia, the Americas and back again.
I quit London for the world. I left fast for slow. For on this global circumnavigation I was going to make sure that my feet didn’t leave the ground. Or more strictly speaking, the earth’s surface for in between these countries there were some large bodies of water that we going to need to cross.
Tom and I had embarked upon seeing the world in slow motion. Our mission was simple - to travel 360° around the world without flying. We wanted to see how the world is made up, to celebrate the similarities and differences between countries and to leave behind as small an environmental footprint as possible.
Slow Planet joins World in Slow Motion eight months into our ten month trip. I’m therefore going to rewind a few months and start my postings from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where I found myself the only woman on an enormous cargo ship in the middle of oceanic nowhere.
[If you want to know where we are right now visit www.worldinslowmotion.com]
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