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From an RTW: Places 1st and Once

Featured: Akaroa, New Zealand – 16 July 2012.

I am a Million Miler with American Airlines with an accumulated total of over 1.2 million air-miles flown. Many miles of travel have gotten me thinking about all the places where I’ve had the great fortune of living and visiting. During my year-long ’round-the-world’ (RTW) in 2012, my frequent-flyer standing allowed me to get affordable convenient flights within the U.S. and to use business-class lounges with Oneworld partner airlines elsewhere.

I visited these places for the first time: San Miguel de Allende in México; Nassau in the Bahamas; Mekong River Delta in Vietnam; Singapore; New Zealand’s South Island; Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth in Australia; Cape Town in South Africa; Edinburgh in Scotland; and Cuxhaven in Germany. I’ve yet to return to these locations, but the following visuals remind me why I want to go back.

México: San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Calle Quadrante – 4 March 2012.

Bahamas: Nassau

Junkanoo Beach, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean

Junkanoo Beach – 3 May 2012.

Vietnam: Mekong River


Aotearoa: Te Waipounamu

Aotearoa: Kā Tiritiri o te Moana

Aotearoa: Piopiotahi

Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Southland, South Island, New Zealand

Milford Sound – 25 July 2012.

Australia: Kangaroo Island

Australia: the A.C.T.

Australia: Fremantle

South Africa: Cape Town

Scotland: Edinburgh

Parliamentary Cairn, Nelson Monument, National Monument. Bottom: view south towards Holyrood's Salisbury Crags & late-fall noontime sun. Calton Hill

From Calton Hill – 8 November 2012

Germany: Cuxhaven

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12 Responses to “From an RTW: Places 1st and Once”

    • fotoeins

      Thanks for your kind comment, Cornelia! I wish I could continue my once frequent travels of years past. But had that been the case over the last few years, I would not have had the extra or “bonus” time with my father, and the extra ongoing time with my mother.

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  1. Tina Schell

    Life is full of coincidences. I’ve been to all of the places in your post except San Miguel which I’d never heard of until just TODAY when a friend told me all about how fantastic it is. They are going there this month. Must add it to my bucket list! Beautiful post

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Tina. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. That is a remarkable set of coincidences! I really like Mexico City and, thanks to my friends who once lived there, we went up to San Miguel de Allende for a weekend. It is beautiful and charming and the people are lovely. But I heard a lot of English spoken in town which got me to thinking about what long-time residents must think of the rapid growth: is the evolution for the town and her people or for short-term visitors?

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  2. Perpetua

    Thank goodness for frequent flyer air miles, we reap the rewards at looking at these places.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi! It became apparent that I was enjoying the travel and discovery far more than the reasons why I was traveling in the first place. I have many frequent flyer air miles to thank, and to that, I am in total agreement! 😊


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