UK Coast to Coast

by Lorenzo Piccoli

Most of the people dream about doing a coast to coast in the US.

Tomorrow I’ll have my chance to experiment a different kind of Coast to Coast: the vertical mode UK crossing. The plan is simple. I leave from Edinburgh (near the northern shore of the UK, in fact it is pretty cold up there right now), where I’ll attend a conference at the University, to go all the way down to Brighton, English Channel, where I have to attend another conference at the University of Sussex. Then I’ll end up in London, just to give a proper goodbye to the British land.

I will fly on very low cost planes, I will sleep in shattered hostels, and I will travel on slow buses. It’s going to be a tough trip, but hopefully a grand one.