Well, the day has finally come. After pushing back our meeting for well over a month, I’m at last leaving Europe and flying across the world to connect with Peder in Vietnam – resuming a trip that I put on hold almost five months ago.
And as it happens, the flight to Hanoi officially marks the first time I’ve ever fully circumnavigated the globe. Vietnam -> USA -> Ukraine -> Serbia -> Bulgaria -> Vietnam. Around the world in 154 days. Cool 🙂
(Side note: my flight to Hanoi was on Aeroflot, via Moscow. Although I’ve heard nothing but horror stories about the Russian national airline – rude staff, long delays, disgusting food, etc – honestly I don’t see what all the fuss is about. It may not be JAL or Cathay Pacific, but seemed at least as good as any American airline to me!
…Or maybe I was just in a good mood because I had a whole row to myself :P)
Note: These posts are behind realtime; the above took place on October 7th, 2011.