In the next couple of months I will be doing a bit of wandering.
Especially some noodles at one of my favorite noodle shops. See: Xian Noodles
I will only be in China for a week and then it will be back home for just two weeks before traveling again.
The next trip will take me much further away than Shanghai. I will be flying east across the Atlantic to Zurich, Switzerland and then south to Johannesburg, South Africa. It will take more than 20 hours of flying to get there.
Unfortunately, I don’t have very many good pictures from that trip. This was one of the last trips I took where I took a film camera with me. When I got back home I found out that the camera aperture was not fully closing and all the film was overexposed. Luckily I did have an early digital camera with me and do have some pictures.
The journey home from South Africa back in September 2001 was one that I will never forget. See Remembering September 11 to read about my long journey home.
For many years I have had blocked many memories from the trip, but some of the good memories came flooding back today as I started making travel plans.
Of course, one of those memories is my first taste of Nando’s Chicken.
Other memories are of some of the great people that I know around the world who are from South Africa.
I will fly over 30,000 miles and spend more than 60 hours in the air between the two trips. I will also be on four continents in the same month. I am trying to think if I have achieved this before 🙂 I know that I have been on three continents in a month many times.
Now for some rest before all the wandering.