Einmal um die Welt / Around the World

February 22, 2014 at 15:44 5 comments

Nachdem ich einmal die Welt umrundet habe, bin ich seit Montag abend wieder zu Hause. Genaugenommen habe ich die Welt allerdings nicht umrundet, sondern bin um den Polarkreis drumrumgeflogen. Ich habe Greonland, die Bering-Strasse und Sibirien ueberquert. Ein paar Bilder von Vancouver gibt es hier.

After having circumnavigated the globe, I finally arrived back home on Monday evening (totally jet-lagged). I did not really fly around the globe once – rather, I followed the polar circle. I’ve crossed Greenland, the Bering Strait, and Siberia…
Visit here to see a few pictures from my trip to Vancouver.

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Leg 1: Paris – Amsterdam – Vancouver.
Across the North Atlantic and Greenland.

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Leg 2: Vancouver – Tokyo – Fukuoka
Crossing the Bering Strait and the Date Line.

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Leg 3: Fukuoka – Amsterdam – Paris
Across Siberia and Scandinavia

Und wie beschaeftigt man sich auf den Fluegen (zwischen 10 und 13 h lang?) Ganz einfach – es wird gestrickt. Anderthalb Socken auf dem Weg von Paris nach Vancouver, einen Cowl (Vancouver Rain Cowl, aus der in Vancouver gekauften Wolle) auf dem Weg von Vancouver nach Fukuoka, und den letzten Socken auf dem Weg zurueck nach Paris. Da ich auf dem Rueckflug auch noch in die Business Class upgegraded wurde, wurde ich noch mit gutem Essen verwoehnt. Und ich habe ein sehr interessantes Audiobuch gehoert – The Story of Music. Eine Geschichte der Musik von der Vorzeit bis heute.

And how does one pass the time on those flights (between 10 and 13 hours long)? Very simple – one knits. One-and-a-half pairs on the way from Paris to Vancouver, a cowl (Vancouver Rain Cowl, knit from yarn bought in Vancouver) from Vancouver to Fukuoka, and the last bit of sock on the way back to Paris. And as I was upgraded to business class (lucky me!) I was pampered with good food. And I listened to a very interesting audio-book – The Story of Music. A history of music, ranging from pre-history to today.

VancouverCowl3

Pattern: Vancouver Rain Cowl
Yarn: Viking of Norway – Nordlys

VancouverCowl2

Pattern in detail

VancouverCowl

Tragefoto
Wearing the cowl

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Monkey Socks – finished!

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I like the colours of the yarn, and the pattern.

Lunch1

Lunch on the plane – appetisers

Lunch2

Lunch on the plane – main course.

  Zu Hause hatte sich nichts geaendert ;-)

Nothing much had changed at home ;-)

Mittagsschlaf

Midday Nap

Vormittagsschlaf

Morning Nap

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Vancouver Japan 2010 – Fukuoka & Dazaifu

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. silverbells2012  |  February 22, 2014 at 17:43

    Interesting flight! How long did it take?

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    • 2. streepie  |  February 22, 2014 at 18:02

      Total flying time was more than 40 hours… Now add to that all the travelling to and from airports and waiting times… Makes 2 days worth of travel time for 6 days of meetings…

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      • 3. silverbells2012  |  February 22, 2014 at 18:10

        Quite a lot of time on the plane then! I was going to flying Leeds – Schipol – Fukuoka – Tokyo in April but KLM have just cancelled that flight so am now missing out Fukuoka, which is a shame. Did you get to see that city?

  • 4. streepie  |  February 22, 2014 at 18:16

    I got to see Fukuoka on a previous trip – I visited the older part of Town and the National Museum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_National_Museum
    It is outside the city in a really nice park, and the museum was well worth a visit!

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  • 5. maeussle  |  February 23, 2014 at 00:20

    The cowl and socks came out great…very happy colors :-) Glad you got to enjoy the business class with amazing looking food and even real dishes ;-) But I bet no place is better than home :-)

    Reply

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