Lost in codes

As any frequent or excessive traveller, you just get used to the airport codes, at least for the cities you often travel to. Some are pretty obvious, like BRU, ZRH or SFO. But what about the more ominous acronyms, like SUX, SEX, BED, EAT, FAR and FAT? Lynn Fischer and Nick Crohn, who are running […]

Let it go – the figures

And this is what my journey looks like if you break it down into figures and statistics: In figures, I was… travelling a total of 185.608 km flying 105.991 miles (or 170.576 km) by plane taking 55.000 pictures driving 9.195 km by car or bus riding 5.280 km by train sailing 557 km by ferry and […]

48792 km

And here are the travel statistics for round 3 of my journey.In total, I made another 48792 kilometers. This was the shortest and quickest round, lasting a mere 80 days! Here are the statistics for round 1 and round 2. Technically it was not a full circle, as I did not return to Cape Town, but Brussels being pretty […]

Final flights

This is it, I am about to board my last final flights, from Buenos Aires to Frankfurt and on to Brussels. Due to the strike, my departure is delayed by two hours, but I’m glad they could re-schedule the flight with only this minimal delay. I will miss my initial flight into Brussels, but have already […]

Ready or not?

As every day, I read Spiegel Online, my main source of information and connection to home. One article talked about yet another round of strikes at Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest carrier, and, incidentally, my ticket home. The pilots’ union announced another strike day for Saturday, 21st, concerning all long-haul flights. Uff, I though, thank God, not […]

One last stop

And here we go, for the last, ultimate stop on this long journey: I am heading to Buenos Aires today, for the last two weeks. I’m in Recoleta again, in my old apartment. Here are the flight details: Flight 44: Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires Date: 07/03/2015 Code: AC092 from SCL to EZE Airline: Air Canada […]

Returning to South America

Time’s up for Australia, and I’ll head out of Sydney to Santiago today. Time flew, I can’t believe it has been 6 weeks in total…. Here are the details of the flight: Flight 43: Sydney to Santiago Date: 18/02/2015 Code: QF17 SYD to SCL Airline: Qantas Plane: Boeing 747 Distance flown: 7491 Miles Duration: 11h57 This flight holds […]

Back to Melbourne

Back to Melbourne, to stay there for a whole month. So looking forward to it. Seeing my friends again, hanging out at Sircuit, swimming in Fitzroy, seeing a couple of Midsumma events…. Here are the details: Flight 42: Adelaide to Melbourne Date: 17/01/2015 QF686 ADL to MEL Airline: Qantas Plane: Boeing 737-800 Distance flown: 511 Miles Duration: 1h06

Back to Australia

For the first time in this trip, I have changed my general direction of travel. I am no longer heading West, but backwards East, starting the third and last trip around the globe. Fewer stops this time – only Australia, Chile, Argentina and Brussels. But still a full circle. I figured I had lost two full days […]

Johannesburg stop-over

I could have stayed longer in Cape Town. Time flew and I feel like I could use some more days at the beach. But I head over to Johannesburg today, an will be on my way to Australia tomorrow. I skipped Johannesburg. When I arrived in the early afternoon it was raining. I was tired… I […]

DEL-BOM-JNB-CPT

Hello Africa! This afternoon I start my 3-leg trip into Africa, the last continent I haven’t visited (Ok, besides Antarctica). I’ll spend the last morning in Delhi, and then take a flight to Mumbai, and after a short stop-over fly all night on to Johannesburg, then hop on another flight to Cape Town wehere I’ll […]

Moving on to Khajuraho

After five days in intense and colorful Varanasi, I travel on to the more quiet Khajuraho, home to a number of Jain temples with erotic carvings. It’s going to be two short hops, on the same plane with a short stop in Agra. I guess we can even stay in the plane. Here are the […]