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Traversing half the planet in two weeks

The call to Europe, indeed Germany, had been getting louder.

But I had to travel from Australia to Germany with a brief week-long stop in Cape Town, South Africa. In all, I would travel halfway around the planet in a span of two weeks.


Saturday, October 6, 2012.

I’m catching up with friends who’ve recently moved from the United States to Sydney, Australia. We go between Dee Why and Manly, two beach suburbs north of Sydney’s Central Business District.

Dee Why Beach, Sydney, Australia

Dee Why Beach, Sydney, Australia – 6 Oct 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Sydney – Johannesburg – Cape Town.

Qantas flight 63 is a non-stop flight from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa. I realize the flight path (re. shortest distance between the two cities) skirts around Antarctica – that’s pretty cool, considering having lived in Chile for five years.

Qantas QF63 SYD-JNB

Qantas QF63, Sydney to Johannesburg (SYD-JNB) – 10 Oct 2012, Instagram

Saturday, October 13, 2012.

I’m standing on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s very windy on the summit, and while the predominant wind is southeasterly, moisture has not precipitated on the “table” to form the famous “tabletop” cloud- or fog-deck. The latter would form the following day.

View from Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

View from Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa – 13 Oct 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Cape Town – London Heathrow – Frankfurt am Main.

British Airways flight 58 is a non-stop flight between Cape Town, South Africa and London Heathrow. The flight path takes the plane directly over the Sahara desert.

BA58 CPT-LHR; British Airways, Cape Town to London Heathrow

British Airways BA58, Cape Town to London Heathrow (CPT-LHR) – 17 Oct 2012, Instagram

Saturday, October 20, 2012.

It’s an unusually warm fall day, and I’m taking advantage of the weather with a walk around Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in the German capital city of Berlin.

U1 train, Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin, Germany

U1 train over the Oberbaumbrücke : Berlin, Germany – 20 Oct 2012

Two weeks.
Three continents.
Twenty-three thousand kilometres.

I made the photos above with a 4th-generation iPod Touch and with a Canon EOS450D. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com

3 Responses to “Traversing half the planet in two weeks”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Peggy. Thanks for your comment. The itinerary was in fact planned, and I knew ahead that as seasons turned to fall (in the northern hemisphere), I’d be thinking about Europe. That two week journey was very very long, but I’m also glad I stopped briefly for a few days in Cape Town. Thanks again for stopping by; I look forward to spending time on your blog, too!

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    • Peggy Tee

      I’m sure it was planned, and planned well too, it would be hard to go the distance you have in only two weeks without good planning!

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