My itinerary (all in one)

The journey is over. Here is an overview of my itinerary, all in one post. First of all, here it is, all in one single map. Zoom in to follow me on my different trips. The dates and links to the cities I lived in are below.   Leg 1 03/10-20/10 Rio de Janeiro 20/10-27/10 Sao Paulo […]

Paris Air Show

I have a weird relationship with planes and flying in general. On the one hand I am fascinated by it. The technology, the sheer power behind a plane weighing a few hundred tons to lift off and carry me safely around the globe…. Then again I am afraid of it. Sitting in a plane, and […]

5 cents per kilometer

Today, I’ll start with the actual cost of flying around the globe three times, of renting cars and taking trains, ferries and busses. I have already written about the actual ticket hunting and booking processes of my three circumventions of the globe, but here’s the final tally: Besides spending 360.000 miles on my two Round-the-world […]

542 days

This is a somewhat simplified graphic representation of my journey. It took 542 days, between leaving Brussels by train, to head to my parents, and landing in the European capital again, 18 months later. According to Google maps, I travelled roughly 165.850 kilometers, however the actual figure is higher due to to longer actual flight paths, […]

LH511

We left relatively on time, at around 19h30, and the flight was more or less smooth. Somehow, again, my veggie order was forgotten – but they had yummy pasta, so I was happy (the veggie pasta is often way better than the vegetarian meal, which often is chickpeas….) and the crew was really great. Anyway, it […]

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 […]

Longest day ever

I boarded Qantas flight QF17 shortly past noon on January 15th 2015, and our 747 took off around 1.30. The flight was relatively smooth, no real turbulence. Thank god, as it was basically 99% over water – the longest commercial flight over water in the world, actually. We flew nearly twelve hours straight, and landed shortly […]

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

Indian Ocean

I was a bit afraid of taking that long over-water flight from Dubai to Perth. It’s 99% over water, at night, and if I am scared of something in the world than that would be it. Not only with recent stories of planes disappearing and crashing over water… oh hell, yeah, exactly that! I just […]