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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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