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The Road Ahead: Singapore, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Dubai, Sri Lanka (New Silk Road Travels, Bout 3)

On the road ahead lies Singapore, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Dubai, and Sri Lanka (and maybe the Maldives too).

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I am now getting ready for my third bout of New Silk Road travels. The first two bouts went to China and Kazakhstan. For this one I will be on what has been dubbed the Maritime Silk Road, which is a China-led plan to develop, interconnect, and improve the economic and political efficiency of a series of ports from Asia to Europe.

I just procured the flights last night, and it’s looking like I will be bouncing between the ports of Singapore, Cambodia (Sihanoukville), Bangladesh (Chittagong), Dubai, and Sri Lanka (Hambantota) through the end of January and February. If I can fit it in, I may hop over to Male in the Maldives as well, but will more than likely leave this for part two of my Maritime Silk Road travels, which will include Gwadar Port in Pakistan, the Port of Sudan, and Bagamoyo in Tanzania.

The New Silk Road covers at least 60 countries, and while I won’t reasonably make it to all of them during the course of writing this book, I will keep rambling until the manuscript is due this autumn.


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Filed under: New Silk Road Travel Notes, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Travel Plan

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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3720 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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