No doubt, Jack will have a final post with all kinds of flying details, but I've also got some odds and ends to share...maybe things you've always wanted to know but were afraid to ask??
1. Yes, I did have to get a haircut! By the time we got to Brisbane, Becky and I were desperate. We wandered downtown and found a newly opened salon with a price point ($20) that worked for us. The stylists spoke Korean, and we didn't, but it's not brain surgery, so all is fine.
2. We are all coffee addicts. Hotels offer various Nespresso machines or French presses. Some only have instant Nescafe. In Maldives when we said we wanted milk in our coffee they put hot milk in our thermos and then added instant coffee.
|Mixing Nescafe and hot water on the ramp|
|Water from around the world|
5. Every stop required refueling, which involves unpacking the luggage compartment to get a can of Prist fuel additive. Several stops required re-positioning the airplane (pushing it somewhere).
|Getting the prist|
|Refueling Banda Ache|
|Refueling San Juan Island|
7. We had to always think about our next meal on flying days...procuring food, often both breakfast and lunch, but finally got it figured out: “Save those leftovers! That's your lunch tomorrow.”
8. But then you must throw away all fruits, meats, and vegetables when you land in a new country!
9. Becky and I were able to have Happy Hour a couple of times on the plane, with glasses made from plastic water bottles.
11. Not all internet is created equally. Easter Island and St. Helena Island were the slowest at 3G and you had to purchase it in 30 minute increments.
12. Most of the time upon landing we were ushered into an FBO, but sometimes we had to deal with a commercial terminal. Not all FBO's are created equally (Banda Ache, your bathrooms need attention!)
|Santiago, Chile - A|
|Guayfile, Equador - C+|
|Who knew the sight of washers and dryers would be so exciting!!|
|A waterspout in Seychelles|
|Nutmeg grows on a tree inside a thick fruit and is wrapped in red mace, another spice.|
|This was in the airport in Uluru, Australia|
|This was in our bungalow in Easter Island|
|We only spent two months on this trip...and it's a really big world!|