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The Yellow Pin is where we currently are, with some delay. Points of interest will also be added as we visit them and lodging ones are already there. Click on blue flight segment lines for flight info and real time tracking (lighter segments are completed). Red Segments have train info and green are for car segments.
It all started with the winning of 2 first class Continental RTW tickets from the American Express Wishlist way back in 2007 equivalently delivered with 560K miles. 6 years later with the merger of United and Continental, topping off the account to 700K miles with credit card offers, and a planned Leave of Absence from work, this trip is actually taking place starting 4/3/2013 and ending 6/28/2013.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Melbourne tomorrow. We had one of the best and relaxing afternoons
visiting Watsons Bay via ferry and having a fish fry lunch at the
famous Doyle's restaurant on the beach. We walked several kilometers
further along the bays into Rose Bay to catch a different ferry home.
Both these locations seem to be super ritzy areas with amazing seaside
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Getting to Sydney, we were lucky enough to fly BusinessFirst class on Asiana airlines from Tokyo through Seoul. This Korean run airline is by far the best service and food we have had on an airline, and I would highly recommend them if you have a chance to fly them. The seats were also quite comfy and super roomy. They also turn into nice beds for resting. Our only complaint is that the entertainment system is out of date. Here are some pictures from the flight.