timeline

milestones of a well travelled car

EUROPE

7 Jan 2007, 0 km: Expedition car is manufactured in Solihull plant, United Kingdom

3 Feb 2007, 25 km: Discovery 3 TDV6 arrives at Land Rover Greece depot in Athens

18 Feb 2007, 450 km: Car preparation starts at Roverland Gabletsas workshop, Athens

7 Mar 2007, 2.400 km: XKM 2728 is the car's plate, originating from Chalkidiki peninsula

25 Apr 2007, 7.500 km: TheWorldOffroad expedition takes off from Athens, Greece   

AFRICA

3 May 2007, 10.755 km: The expedition enters Morocco, Africa

25 May 2007, 12.546 km: First Sahara off-road from Merzouga to Tagounite, Morocco

2 Jun 2007, 15.309 km: Mauritania border crossing

7 Jun 2007, 16.173 km: 600 km Sahara off-road driving from Nouadhibou to Chinguetti

12 Jun 2007, 17.053 km: Senegal border crossing

14 Jun 2007, 17.379 km: Arrival to Dakar, western most city of Africa

21 Jun 2007, 18.304 km: Mali border crossing

22 Jun 2007, 19.064 km: Muddy off-road driving to Bamako

29 Jun 2007, 20.065 km: Burkina Faso border crossing

2 Jul 2007, 20.720 km: Niger border crossing

8 Jul 2007, 22.708 km: Nigeria and Cameroun border crossings

27 Jul 2007, 25.650 km: Gabon border crossing

3 Aug 2007, 27.565 km: Congo border crossing

4 Aug 2007, 28.215 km:  Arrival to Brazzaville, 2 days before national elections

7 Aug 2007, 28.221 km: Congo river crossing to Kinshasa, D.R.Congo

11 Aug 2007, 28.250 km: Car on-board Hewa Bora Airlines Boeing 727 to Lubumbashi

15 Aug 2007, 28.416 km: Zambia border crossing

17 Aug 2007, 29.587 km: Arrival to Zambezi falls, Livingstone

19 Aug 2007, 29.677 km: Botswana border crossing

20 Aug 2007, 29.694 km: First African safari at Chobe National Park

21 Aug 2007, 30.231 km: First salt lake driving at Magkadigadi pans in Kalahari desert

22 Aug 2007, 30.619 km: Arrival in Maun, Okavango delta

24 Aug 2007, 30.938 km: Safari and overnight at Moremi National Park

29 Aug 2007, 31.800 km: Namibia border crossing

30 Aug 2007, 32.495 km: Arrival to Namib desert on the Atlantic coast

2 Sep 2007, 33.017 km: Driving in Sossusvlei National Park

8 Sep 2007, 34.591 km: Fish River canyon, Namibia

9 Sep 2007, 34.780 km: South Africa border crossing

10 Sep 2007, 35.511 km: Arrival in Cape Town

24 Sep 2007, 37.567 km: Arrival in East London

11 Oct 2007, 39.625 km: Safari at Kruger National Park

13 Oct 2007, 40.043 km: Swaziland border crossing

17 Oct 2007, 40.489 km: Mozambique border crossing

26 Oct 2007, 42.643 km: Malawi border crossing

29 Oct 2007, 43.197 km: Mozambique border crossing

6 Nov 2007, 44.834 km: Tanzania border crossing from Ruvuma river

7 Nov 2007, 45.473 km: Arrival in Dar es Salaam

10 Nov 2007, 45.712 km: Safari at Saadani National Park

16 Nov 2007, 46.464 km: Meeting Hajabe people in lake Eyasi

20 Nov 2007, 46.917 km: Kenya border crossing

23 Nov 2007, 47.310 km: Return to Tanzania

24 Nov 2007, 47.716 km: Safari at Ngorongoro crater

25 Nov 2007, 47.877 km: Serengeti National Park crossing and Safari

27 Nov 2007, 48.238 km: Second Kenya border crossing

29 Nov 2007, 49.046 km: Safari at Amboseli National Park

30 Nov 2007, 49.394 km: Historic Safari Rally following to Tsavo National Park

1 Dec 2007, 49.994 km: Night safari at Masai Mara National Park

3 Dec 2007, 50.000 km: 50.000 km mark at Narok, Kenya

5 Dec 2007, 50.539 km: Uganda border crossing and arrival to the source of the Nile

10 Dec 2007, 51.241 km: Rwanda border crossing

11 Dec 2007, 51.496 km: Burundi border crossing, arrival in Bujumbura

17 Dec 2007, 51.988 km: Eastern D.R.Congo border crossing

18 Dec 2007, 52.199 km: Gorilla safari at Kahuzi Biega National Park

19 Dec 2007, 52.337 km: Return to Burundi

20 Dec 2007, 52.500 km: Rwanda border crossing

21 Dec 2007, 52.748 km: Uganda border crossing

23 Dec 2007, 53.429 km: Third Kenya border crossing

25 Dec 2007, 54.300 km: Driving in no man's land, northern Kenya

26 Dec 2007, 54.546 km: Ethiopia border crossing

30 Dec 2007, 55.894 km: Arrival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

6 Jan 2008, 56.724 km: Arrival in Lalibela for the Orthodox Christmas

8 Jan 2008, 57.287 km: Sudan border crossing

10 Jan 2008, 58.125 km: Overnight at Meroe pyramids

13 Jan 2008, 59.208 km: Arrival in Wadi Halfa

16 Jan 2008, 59.239 km: Departure to Aswan on board a barge in lake Nasser

18 Jan 2008, 59.239 km: Customs clearance in Aswan, Egypt

24 Jan 2008, 60.988 km: Arrival to Cairo, Egypt

27 Jan 2008, 61.331 km: Arrival to the Mediterranean sea in Alexandria

29 Jan 2008, 62.065 km: Crossing the Sinai peninsula to the St.Catherine monastery

MIDDLE EAST

31 Jan 2008, 62.336 km:  On-board the ship from Nuweiba to Aqaba, Jordan

1 Feb 2008, 62.502 km: Off-road in the Wadi Ram, Arabian desert

2 Feb 2008, 62.680 km: Arrival to Petra ruins

4 Feb 2008, 63.014 km: Syria border crossing and arrival in Damascus

6 Feb 2008, 63.553 km: Turkey border crossing

GREECE

9 Feb 2008, 64.980 km: Greece border crossing and return to Thessaloniki

ASIA

5 Apr 2008, 67.543 km: Second departure from Greece - direction Asia (Turkey)

10 Apr 2008, 69.112 km: Exploring Cappadocia, Turkey

17 Apr 2008, 70.528 km: Iran border crossing and overnight in Tabriz

19 Apr 2008, 71.326 km: Driving on Alborz mountains, Iran

25 Apr 2008, 72.485 km: One year on the road - arrival in Esfahan

9 May 2008, 74.628 km: Pakistan border crossing

13 May 2008, 76.528 km: Arrival to Islamabad

23 May 2008, 77.539 km: Arrival to Khunjerab Pass on Pakistan - China border

26 May 2008, 78.113 km: Arrival to Bumburet valley for the Kalasha tribe

7 Jun 2008, 79.051 km: India Border crossing, arrival to Amritsar

13 Jun 2008, 79.996 km: Arrival to Leh - Ladakh, climb on 5609 m.

23 Jun 2008, 81.433 km: Taj Mahal, Agra, India

25 Jun 2008, 81.972 km: Nepal border crossing

29 Jun 2008, 82.629 km: Arrival to Kathmandu

13 Jul 2008, 82.981 km: Second India border crossing

22 Jul 2008, 85.076 km: Arrival to Bombay

21 Aug 2008, 87.881 km: Kanyakumari, the southern most tip of India

27 Aug 2008, 88.679 km: Arrival to Chennai - car shipping to Malaysia

8 Sep 2008, 88.779 km: Customs clearance in Malaysia

12 Sep 2008, 89.173 km: Singapore border crossing

16 Sep 2008, 89.465 km: Malaysia border crossing

27 Sep 2008, 90.639 km: Thailand border crossing

6 Oct 2008, 92.426 km: Arrival in Bangkok

12 Oct 2008, 92.705 km: Cambodia border crossing - arrival to Siem Reap

25 Oct 2008, 94.003 km: Vietnam border crossing - arrival to Ho Chi Minh

1 Nov 2008, 96.043 km: Arrival to Hanoi, northern Vietnam

4 Nov 2008, 96.488 km: Laos border crossing

10 Nov 2008, 97.738 km: Second Thailand border crossing - arrival to Chiang Mai

22 Nov 2008, 100.191 km: Third Malaysia border crossing - arrival to Penang

18 Dec 2008, 102.160 km: On the cargo boat to Belawan - Indonesia

22 Dec 2008, 102.783 km: Discovery engine blows off on the road to Banda Aceh

31 Dec 2008, 102.783 km: Discovery returned to Land Rover workshop in KL - Malaysia

12 Feb 2009, 102.928 km: Discovery tested with brand new engine

18 Feb 2009, 103.703 km: Car shipped to Australia

AUSTRALIA

6 Mar 2009, 103.933 km: Discovery released from Australian customs in Fremantle

14 Mar 2009, 106.046 km: Arrival to Steep Point,  the western most tip of Australia

28 Mar 2009, 111.622 km: Arrival to Alice Springs

6 Apr 2009, 114.725 km: Australian outback crossed, arrival to Rockhampton

25 Apr 2009, 117.110 km: Arrival in Sydney

29 Apr 2009, 118.212 km: Roundtrip from Sydney to Canberra, Melbourne and back

14 May 2009, 120.115 km: Discovery shipped from Sydney to L.A., USA

NORTH AMERICA

23 Jun 2009, 120.199 km: Customs clearance in L.A., USA

28 Jun 2009, 121.176 km: Arrival to Grand Canyon

9 Jul 2009, 124.659 km: Arrival to Chicago from scenic Route 66

18 Jul 2009, 125.950 km: Canada border crossing - arrival to Niagara falls

24 Jul 2009, 127.814 km: Arrival to Quebec, Canada

25 Jul 2009, 127.891 km: US border crossing

26 Jul 2009, 128.411 km: Arrival in New York

9 Aug 2009, 130.752 km: Accident on historical Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi

16 Jul 2009, 130.752 km: Discovery transferred to Houston, TX for fixing

3 Nov 2009, 130.807 km: Car tested in Houston

CENTRAL AMERICA

14 Nov 2009, 131.752 km: Mexico border crossing - arrival to Monterrey

23 Nov 2009, 133.495 km: Arrival to Mexico City

4 Dec 2009, 135.120 km: Arrival to San Cristobal in Chiapas region

17 Dec 2009, 137.002 km: Belize border crossing - arrival to Key Caulker

19 Dec 2009, 137.283 km: Guatemala border crossing - arrival to Tikal

22 Dec 2009, 138.156 km: El Salvador border crossing - what a mess

24 Dec 2009, 138.493 km: Honduras border crossing - arrival to El Tigre island

25 Dec 2009, 138.674 km: Nicaragua border crossing - arrival to Leon town

27 Dec 2009, 139.072 km: Costa Rica border crossing - arrival to Liberia

29 Dec 2009, 139.355 km: Parking at San Jose airport and flight to Buenos Aires for the Dakar Rally

18 Jan 2010, 139.717 km: Panama border crossing - arrival to Boca Chica

25 Jan 2010, 141.322 km: Discovery closed in container for shipping to Colombia

SOUTH AMERICA

30 Jan 2010, 141.330 km: Customs clearance at Cartagena, Colombia. South America!

17 Feb 2010, 143.886 km: Ecuador border crossing - arrival to San Gabriel

25 Feb 2010, 145.342 km: Peru border crossing - arrival to Tampogrande

10 Mar 2010, 147.789 km: Arrival to Cuzco

17 Mar 2010, 148.625 km: Bolivia border crossing - overnight at Titicaca lake

5 Apr 2010, 151.302 km: Camping in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni

8 Apr 2010, 151.701 km: Adventurous drive to the border of Chile for a broken suspension arm

26 Apr 2010, 155.090 km: Andes crossing and we enter Argentina

2 May 2010, 157.237 km: Arrival in Puerto Natales after crossing Chile border

10 May 2010, 158.506 km: Fin del Mundo - we arrived in Ushuaia!

21 May 2010, 161.963 km: Return to Buenos Aires

27 May 2010, 162.096 km: Uruguay border crossing by ferry after midnight

5 Jun 2010, 163.605 km: Paraguay border crossing

7 Jun 2010, 164.325 km: We cross the Brazilian border and visit the famous Iguazou falls

11 Jun 2010, 165.909 km: Arrival to Rio de Janeiro during the South Africa Football World Cup

21 Jun 2010, 168.057 km: Return to Uruguay and lengthy stop over with friends in Montevideo

17 Jul 2010, 168.955 km: Back to Argentina and we stay in El Tigre waiting for the vessel

30 Jul 2010, 169.393 km: Boarding on the Grande Amburgo cargo vessel - bye bye Americas

WEST AFRICA

14 Aug 2010, 169.393 km: Back to Dakar after crossing the Atlantic. Back to the roots!

19 Aug 2010, 169.755 km: Mauritania border crossing - arrival to Nouakchott

24 Aug 2010, 170.528 km: Western Sahara border crossing - arrival to Dakhla

EUROPE

28 Aug 2010, 172.817 km: Cross Gibraltar straight to Spain - back in Europe after 875 days!

6 Sep 2010, 175.681 km: Aboard the ferry from Italy to Greece. Home sweet home!

9 Sep 2010, 176.504 km: TheWorldOffroad is over in Thessaloniki!