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The British mother travels 10,000 miles and visits 13 countries in just ten days


A British model has traveled 10,000 miles around the world to Australia for free, boasting trips on planes, tractors, cars, ferries, buses, tuk tuks, and even an alpaca for charity.

38-year-old Elaine Harris went to Sydney thanks to friendly strangers who helped her out of the UK.

The mother of two, who was a finalist in the British top model, started her epic giveaway adventure on a tractor and left her home in Forfar, Scotland on July 21.

She then traveled from England to France, Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia before coming to Australia without cash.

Elaine Harris (pictured with a friend in Vietnam) went to Sydney thanks to friendly strangers who helped her from the UK

Elaine Harris on her world tour at the Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia (image)

Elaine Harris on her world tour at the Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia (image)

The parents of Salina (six) and Ariana (two) celebrated the end of their 10-day challenge by climbing the legendary Sydney Harbor Bridge even though they were “exhausted”.

The parents of Salina (six) and Ariana (two) celebrated the end of their 10-day challenge by climbing the legendary Sydney Harbor Bridge even though they were “exhausted”.

The parents of Salina (six) and Ariana (two) celebrated the end of their 10-day challenge by climbing the legendary Sydney Harbor Bridge even though they were “exhausted”.

The discoverer had to survive on one meal a day and protein bars and relied on the generosity of others to guide them through the arduous journey.

She had to ration water and the load on her phone while bravely hitchhiking on the back of trucks.

Elaine said the hardest part was sleep deprivation and a 25-hour bus ride from Bangkok to Vietnam via Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Elaine said, “When I started the challenge, I had no idea what to wear. How do you pack for a place you don't know?

"I took ten protein bars and ate them all. I am so grateful to them that I had a meal a day and a protein bar. I had to ration everything.

I rationed water, food, and even the load on my cell phone. If people gave you food or anything, you would just appreciate it.

"I wouldn't ask them to give me things, but once I talked to people they would help, but it was all very real.

“Some people would give me money to eat. Hitching to the trucks was terrifying.

“My heart was in my mouth, but I honestly haven't found anything negative within the ten days.

Elaine took a 25-hour bus trip from Bangkok to Vietnam via Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she was taken with a tuk tuk (picture).

Elaine took a 25-hour bus trip from Bangkok to Vietnam via Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she was taken with a tuk tuk (picture).

The discoverer is pictured with the biker Sandy MacCoinnich, who she took with her at the beginning of her trip in Great Britain

The discoverer is pictured with the biker Sandy MacCoinnich, who she took with her at the beginning of her trip in Great Britain

The mother of two imagined how she coupled her first lift at the beginning of her trip to Great Britain

The mother of two imagined how she coupled her first lift at the beginning of her trip to Great Britain

On the third day the whole challenge went up in the air and everyone got behind me on social media.

“It was so cool to start with a tractor in Scotland and land in Australia. The whole trip was surreal. & # 39;

She rode a motorcycle from Dundee to Glasgow before driving a trucker to Dover, where she took the ferry to Calais.

Elaine arrived in Brussels on Tuesday, where she hitchhiked to Lohr Am Main in Bavaria.

From there, she took a 25-hour bus ride from Bangkok to Vietnam via Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she was taken with a tuk tuk.

She then flew from Kuala Lumpur to Syndey. Elaine said: “The lack of sleep and food was probably the most difficult thing for me.

“I relied on people to feed me because I was on the go all the time. I think I went through seven days without a proper bed to sleep on. & # 39;

Elaine is pictured with John from Manchester, whom she met while traveling through Cambodia

Elaine is pictured with John from Manchester, whom she met while traveling through Cambodia

The previous model (left) traveled from England to France, Belgium, Germany (picture), Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur before arriving in Australia

The previous model (left) traveled from England to France, Belgium, Germany (picture), Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur before arriving in Australia

Elaine took on the challenge of collecting donations for a clinic that provides children with dental and eye care on the island of Sal in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.

She is the founder of the Cape Verde Dental and Optics Clinic, which carried out a free treatment worth almost 40,000 euros in the first year of operation last year.

She said she is collecting donations to "help as many children as possible" and intends to do three times as much work as in the clinic last year and work on site in slums.

She said, “I've been thinking about doing something when you run the risk that people are good.

“I felt that most of the stories that were reported were about the dangers in the world, so I thought of something that shows the good in people.

"My children are really proud of me and my eldest worked with me in the clinic, so she is very aware of our work.

& # 39; She is full of empathy. She is proud of me. I'm just thinking about how many other children I can help. At the moment it is not really lost that I have achieved this.

"It's about the goodwill of people. Without these people who helped me on the way, I would not have been able to get where I came from.

“This trip didn't change my perception of people, but it certainly restored my trust in people. It’s just incredible. & # 39;

Click to follow Elaine and everyone who helped Here. Click to donate to the Cape Verde Dental and Optical Clinic Here.

Elaine's trip from Forfar to Sydney in just ten days

day 1 – Travel from Forfar, Angus, to Dover, Kent

Means of transport – tractor, alpaca, motorcycle, taxi and truck

Day 2 – Dover to Lohr am Main Germany (422 miles)

Countries went through – England, France, Belgium and Germany

Means of transport – ferry (Allied Vehicles Group), 3 x trucks (Allied Vehicles & CMG Rescue Services)

This is also her first and only day of appending.

Day 3 – Germany to Czechoslovakia (285 miles)

Means of transport – truck, two trains, tram and bus.

Eric Ruefer and John Eccles paid for their train and bus.

Day 4 – 326 miles by bus and 1,342 miles by plane

Countries traveling to – the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel

Means of transport – 4 x buses, 1 x train and 1 x plane

Day 5 – Israel to Bangkok (4,335 miles)

It took her two hours to end her fight from Israel and another three hours to take her flight to Bangkok.

She then spent 12 hours on the flight, then three on the way from the airport through traffic to Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Allied Vehicles paid for their flight to Bangkok.

Day 6 – Bangkok, Thailand to Siem Reap in Cambodia

She drove 245 miles on the bus, which took about 10 hours, including crossing the border.

Means of transport – bus

Bus and visa courtesy of Andy McTaggart, Network Rail.

Tuk tuk and accommodation courtesy of Martin Neary & John Brown

Day 7 – Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (294 miles)

Means of transport – bus

Time travel – a total of 15.5 hours without toilet.

She had only been in bed for three hours the previous night.

Bus courtesy of Andy McTaggart, Network Rail.

Hostel courtesy of Martin Neary and John Brown

Day 8 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Means of transport – plane and bus

Airplane courtesy of Newton Farm Holidays

Day 9 – Drive to Sydney, Australia

Courtesy of Marco and Cheryl Lamont at Vanilla Joe's Ice Cream.

She finally went out to eat with Rushdie, who drove her to the airport with the kind permission of Michael Gove.

Day 10 – Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane to Sydney and climb to Sydney Harbor Bridge

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