Round the World in May '09

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Ten months from now, we're off on our most ridiculous trip to date.  The itinerary is dizzying, but the stops are exciting, and the airline seats in between all lay flat.  The stops are: Paris (24 hours), Amman (4 days), Tel Aviv (24 hours), Entebbe (6 days), and Osaka/Kyoto (3 days).  Why not?

And of course there aren't non-stop flights between all these cities, so the frequent flyer award looks something like this:

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Quite the bargain at 130K miles each in business class on an AAdvantage oneworld Award--the finest award out there, and because of that it will be discontinued at the end of August.  So, props to big brother for spotting me some miles to get this booked before it's gone!

The on the ground itinerary is pretty well sketched out, but nothing actually booked just yet.  Gorilla tracking in both Uganda and Rwanda is no doubt the primary objective, but horseback riding in the Jordanian desert shouldn't be too shabby, either.  Topped off by some onsen in Kyoto.

And that's probably all there is to say for the next nine months or so.  As I mentioned before, all attention is on Mackinac Island next weekend...

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