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As I've noted before, my plans are always fluid, but this is the best guess of the route I'll be following from Lausanne to Jerusalem. My best estimate is that I'll walk 4000 km (2500 miles). It'll probably wind up being more than that, once I factor in all the times I get lost and have to backtrack.
When I arrive in Istanbul I'll take stock of my physical and financial health, and also the relative safety of the regions along the rest of the route. I dearly wish to celebrate Pascha in Jerusalem, but I'm willing to head home early if that seems to be the wisest choice four months from now. If I have any sort of motto for this trip, it may well be "No Sentient Risks."