A portrait of Thomas Coryat from Coryat’s Crudities. Photo: Handout A portrait of Thomas Coryat from Coryat’s Crudities. Photo: Handout
A portrait of Thomas Coryat from Coryat’s Crudities. Photo: Handout
History

Thomas Coryat, the world’s first backpacker, travelled from Britain to Asia on foot – for fun

  • His name may have fallen out of historical favour but the eccentric Englishman was a pioneer of budget travel
  • He walked to India at a time when few people would have dreamt of venturing further than their front door for pleasure

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A portrait of Thomas Coryat from Coryat’s Crudities. Photo: Handout A portrait of Thomas Coryat from Coryat’s Crudities. Photo: Handout
A portrait of Thomas Coryat from Coryat’s Crudities. Photo: Handout
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