Upcoming Wanderings

In the next couple of months I will be doing a bit of wandering.

Yuyuan Garden - Night Picture at Yuyuan - ShanghaiLate next week I will be taking off to head across the Pacific to Shanghai. Of course I have a lot of work to do on the trip.

Lunch, Chinese Food, Shanghai Food, Chinese CuisineHowever, I am also looking forward to some good food.

Chinese Noodles, Handmade Noodles, Xian Noodles, Chinese FoodEspecially 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.

South Africa, Near Johannesburg, African HutI have not been to South Africa for almost 17 years, so am looking forward to the trip.

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.

South African Indigenous people, Johannesburg, PerformanceI remember taking this picture. This was from an interesting native dance performance in Johannesburg.

September 11, 2001 - 9/11 - Planes on runway in Edmonton, Canada - Long JourneyThe 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.

Nando's Chicken, Quarter Chicken, Portuguese Style Chicken, Peri PeriOf 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.

Steven

 

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