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Impressions of Phuket

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If there was a place (so far on this trip, anyway) where I wished I could have shared it with someone, Phuket, Thailand would have been it.

My First "Super" Flight

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I logged my first Airbus A380 double-decker super-jumbo a few days ago. It was only a short three-hour flight, across the ditch (as they say), from Auckland (AKL) to Sydney (SYD) on board Emirates. Since I paid for this segment of the trip - I flew in Economy Class on the lower level. I will get a proper introduction to the Super Bus later this trip when I fly on Thai's A380 in Business Class (on the upper level of course) on a long overnight flight from Bangkok to Paris.

My Travels to Middle Earth

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I arrived at the Middle of Middle Earth Airport.

Down Under for Some Tight-Assed Fish

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The first leg of my trip around the world is complete. As planned, Australia was a spotting plus visits with friends and relative stop.

Watchout World – Here I Come!

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In less than one week, I will embark on my vacation/spotting trip/adventure around the world.  As you may recall from my previous post, I redeemed 260,000 United Mileage Plus miles for a Star Alliance “Round the World” (RTW) Business Class ticket.  The ticket only cost me $450 (just the taxes and fees) – not too shabby!