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

A British model has travelled 10,000 miles across the globe to Australia for free by blagging rides on planes, tractors, cars, ferries, buses, tuk tuks and even an alpaca. 

Elaine Harris, 38, blagged her way to Sydney thanks to kind strangers who helped her get there from the UK.

The mother-of-two, who was a finalist on the UK's Top Model, started her epic freebie adventure on a tractor, leaving her home in Forfar, Scotland on July 21.

She then journeyed from England to France, Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Kuala Lumpur before arriving in Australia, using no cash.

Elaine Harris (pictured with a friend in Vietnam) blagged her way to Sydney thanks to kind strangers who helped her get there from the UK

Elaine Harris (pictured with a friend in Vietnam) blagged her way to Sydney thanks to kind strangers who helped her get there from the UK

The mother-of-two, who was a finalist on the UK's Top Model, started her epic freebie adventure on a tractor, leaving her home in Forfar, Scotland on July 21.

The mother-of-two, who was a finalist on the UK's Top Model, started her epic freebie adventure on a tractor, leaving her home in Forfar, Scotland on July 21.

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

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

The parent to Salina, six, and Ariana, two, celebrated the end of her 10-day challenge by climbing up the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, despite being 'exhausted'

The parent to Salina, six, and Ariana, two, celebrated the end of her 10-day challenge by climbing up the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, despite being 'exhausted'

The parent to Salina, six, and Ariana, two, celebrated the end of her 10-day challenge by climbing up the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, despite being 'exhausted'.

The explorer had to survive on one meal a day and protein bars and relied on the generosity of others to get her through the gruelling trip.

She had to ration water and the charge on her phone while she bravely hitchhiked for lifts on the back of lorries.

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

Elaine said: 'When I was starting the challenge I had no idea what to carry. How do you pack for somewhere that you don't know?

'I took ten protein bars and I ate them all. I'm so grateful for them, I was having one meal a day and a protein bar. I had to ration everything.

'I rationed water, food and even the charge on my phone. When people gave you food or anything you would just appreciate it.

'I wouldn't ask them to give me stuff but once I got chatting to people they would help but it was all very genuine.

'Some people would give me money for food. Hitching for the lorries was terrifying.

'My heart was in my mouth but I honestly didn't come across anything negative within the ten days.

Elaine  took a 25-hour bus journey from Bangkok to Vietnam via Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she got a lift on a tuk tuk (pictured)

Elaine  took a 25-hour bus journey from Bangkok to Vietnam via Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she got a lift on a tuk tuk (pictured)

The explorer is pictured with biker Sandy MacCoinnich, who gave her a lift in the UK at the start of her journey

The explorer is pictured with biker Sandy MacCoinnich, who gave her a lift in the UK at the start of her journey

The mother-of-two pictured with hitching her very first lift at the beginning of her trip in the UK

The mother-of-two pictured with hitching her very first lift at the beginning of her trip in the UK

'By day three, the whole challenge just blew up and everyone got behind me through social media.

'It was so cool to start at with a tractor in Scotland and end up in Australia. The whole journey has been surreal.'

She travelled from Dundee to Glasgow on the back of a motorbike before hitching a lift with a trucker to Dover where she got the ferry onto Calais.

Elaine arrived in Brussels on Tuesday where she hitch-hiked to Lohr Am Main in Bavaria,

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