Monday, February 27, 2006

Following The Sun

No. That title's not supposed to be some lame metaphor. That's essentially what I literally did all day today. After leaving Frankfurt at 12:30pm (UTC +1), I arrived in Vancouver at 2:00pm (UTC -8). The whole way we were following the sun all the way back. By the time the sun sets tonight, I will have been in sunlight 20 hours today.

Speaking of that flight from Frankfurt. What's really cool is that the Lufthansa A340-300 plane I was on had inflight WiFi access. How cool is that? You can pay $25 for the whole flight or $10 for an hour. Since I had spent all that time on the laptop in Frankfurt, I was down to 1 hour of laptop battery. So that made it easy to choose what internet package to use. It was really strange sitting at 36,000 feet, traveling 899 km/h over Greenland chatting on MSN Messenger!

Now I'm safe and sound in Vancouver and my cat, Harley, is really happy to see me. Now comes the laundry and sorting all the crap I brought back. I came back with twice as much stuff as I left with. And I even left things there!

Now I think I'll think about maybe what my next actual vacation will be. I'm thinking London in September.

(A quick thanks again goes out to the Korean Broadcasting Pool at the IBC in Turin. Without your open WiFi Network, this blog may never have happened.)

5 Comments:

Blogger John Phillips said...

Hey dude.

Great blog. Absolutely fascinating (and well written) stories. Sounds like for the most part you had a blast over there.

JP

2/28/2006 1:46 AM  
Blogger michele said...

Thanks for the personal tour while you were away. A lot of your stories made me laugh, and it sounded like you had a great time. I hope it was a great experience for you!
Cheers!

2/28/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger BarryN said...

Yes,thanks Mike for the time and effort. Great stories and pix.

Barry N

2/28/2006 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Cindy Lou said...

I told you, you could of borrowed my large suitcase...for the extras..
Great blog....we'll talk about your adventures over dinner...
James suggests PASTA

2/28/2006 8:24 PM  
Anonymous James said...

You have a blog? Wow...

2/28/2006 8:28 PM  

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