Well, I don't fly and I don't drive, so i'm largely doing it by sailboat, train and bus. Hence the circular route.
I haven't yet worked out how to fund this trip - i've got a few months of backpay from Footprint and £1000 from Co-ops UK, then i've got to work out how to plug the gap! I have an idea for getting crowdfunded by the UK workers co-op movement, which will also make the whole thing much more accountable. But if you have any thoughts on other sources of cash, please share!
So the 'How' part still leaves quite a lot to the imagination. I think it will become a lot easier to start firming things up once the visa application is in progress, as so much else depends on it