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 […] Read More


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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

RTW #2

I booked my second RTW ticket. I’ve been on and off the phone and Skype with the Lufthansa Round-the-world desk in Frankfurt in the past couple of days. It took a bit longer this time, but they’ve been super helpful as ever. It took more time, especially deciding where I wanted to go in Asia, […] Read More

On my (new) way

So, to keep the statistics accurate, here’s the updated itinerary: Flight 1 to Frankfurt Date: 03/10/13 Code: LH1197 from ZRH to FRA Airline: Lufthansa Plane: Airbus 320-200 Distance travelled: 272 Miles Duration: 0h45 Flight 2 to Lisbon Date: 04/10/2013 Code: TAP571 from FRA to LIS Airline: Transportes Aereos Portugueses (TAP) Plane: Airbus 320 Distance travelled: 1157 […] Read More

Re-routed and re-stitched

Well, this trip starts with a bit of an adventure. The flight to Rio was totally overbooked, so I was re-booked on a flight via Lisbon the next morning, arriving some 10 hours later than initially. Only a slight change in itinerary, but the compensation package was nice: 600 Euro transferred onto my card. My Round-the-world-ticket […] Read More

On my way

That’s it. Tonight, I’ll be on my way. Here are the flight statistics, and the links to follow me on the plane: Flight 1 to Frankfurt Date: 03/10/13 Code: LH1197 from ZRH to FRA Airline: Lufthansa Plane: Airbus 320-200 Distance flown: 272 Miles Duration: 0h45 Flight 2 to Rio de Janeiro Date: 03/10/13 Code: LH500 […] Read More


Booking Day! Today I bought my Round-the-world ticket for the first leg of the tour. It was an adventure of its own. Here’s a detailed account on how it went, for the first leg of the journey, October ’13 to April ’14: I played around for months with the Star Alliance Round-the-world tool, trying to figure out […] Read More