I have found it almost impossible to find information about probable sea routes to Hong Kong from London in 1867 for a middle class woman travelling alone, going out to marry.
Then.... when her husband died in 1879 she travelled back to London with her 3 children.
I know that Suez was not an option in 1867.
Does anyone know the preferred routes for the average traveller in both these years or the most common routes and ports of call and how long the journey would take in 1867 and then in 1879?
The woman's name does not appear on any lists that I can find so I don't know what ships she travelled on, I would just like to get the "best guess" picture of her travel.
Any info gratefully received