- Extremely expensive
- Extremely overcrowded
- Extremely built up
- Extremely difficult to navigate due to the incomprehensible alphabet
- Extremely hard to have a varied and nutritionally sufficient diet whilst retaining vegetarian ideals.
They have also given me some new fears, such as:
- Lots of horrible, long, dark, heavily polluted tunnels to cycle through whilst being covered in oily, dirty spray and risking being squashed by lorries
- Dirty, polluted beaches
- Very few campsites
- Long, hot baths (I'm much more of a shower person).
All this and I've only just started reading the books. I'm going to have to do a LOT of preparation before I seriously think about embarking on this trip!