The planned trip
I am using a round-the-world air ticket which has been put together by Singapore
Airlines, Air New
Zealand, and Ansett Australia. The basic details of this ticket is that it
gives unlimited stopovers so long as the total mileage travelled does not exceed
29,000 miles. The routes of these three airlines cover most of my planned itinerary
with the exception of Micronesia.
See here for my
route map. I intend to depart from London in the autumn of 1998. My first destination
will be California, I'll fly into Los Angeles, spend a few days there and then
go on up the coast to San Francisco. I'll then return to LA to pick up a flight
to Hawaii, where I intend to spend Christmas and the new Year.
For years I have wanted to visit Micronesia, all the fault of picking up a cheap
travel guide years ago when I was a student! I also have a cousin in Guam, so
it seems an ideal time to visit. I'll pickup the Continental Micronesia service
to fly me through the Micronesian Islands to Guam, and then on to Palau. One
of my hobbies is scuba diving so I hope to dive a number of the Islands, including
Chuk and Palau. Its then back to Hawaii, and then down to New Zealand, onto Australia
( visiting a few friends in the process) and then up into SE Asia.
I'd like to get to Bali, up to Jakarta, across to Singapore and then go up the
Malaysian peninsular into Thailand. Hopefully the political situation in Cambodia
will have improved enough to allow a visit ( I particularly want to see Ankor),
then its on into Vietnam.
Next major stop is India, I visited there for three weeks a few years ago and
I hardly began to see the country.
Then its back home to the UK.
Changes to plan
I was over optimistic about the number of countries I would be able to visit.
I have found that I am spending longer than anticipated in each destination,
and therefore am running short of time. In July I changed my tickets and now
Bali will be my last stop.