Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

This is: Round The World 2015


1 Tue 10 Nov 2015 EDI-LHR-TXL and settle into Berlin
2 Wed 11 Nov 2015 Exploring Berlin (Neue Wache, Old National Gallery, Berlin Cathedral, Gendarmenmarkt, German Museum of Technology)
3 Thu 12 Nov 2015 TXL-JFK and relocate to Midtown Manhattan, New York
4 Fri 13 Nov 2015 Full day in New York (St Thomas's Church, Top of the Rock, United Nations, Neue Galerie, Fifth Avenue walk) and meet up with Bruce
5 Sat 14 Nov 2015 Full day in New York (Union Square, Little Italy, Chinatown, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Meatpacking District, through Chelsea on the High Line, Ritz-Carlton drinks, fine dining on 46th Street)
6 Sun 15 Nov 2015 Morning Midtown stroll, transfer to Washington DC (JFK-DCA) and become reacquainted with an old haunt
7 Mon 16 Nov 2015 Exploring Washington (Pennsylvania Avenue, 'Newseum', US Capitol, Union Station, National Mall, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial), followed by transfer to new base near Alexandria
8 Tue 17 Nov 2015 Solo side-trip: DCA-CLT-RDU to explore Raleigh (Downtown, North Carolina Museum of Art), then relocate to Chapel Hill
9 Wed 18 Nov 2015 Solo side trip: UNC campus, then RDU-CLT-DCA
10 Thu 19 Nov 2015 Visit Mount Vernon, then experience Alexandria Old Town washout!
11 Fri 20 Nov 2015 Lazy morning, then drive to Philadelphia
12 Sat 21 Nov 2015 Full day in Philadelphia (City Hall, Macy's, Independence NP, Penn's Landing, Chinatown, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Museum of Art, Saturday night drinks and dinner)
13 Sun 22 Nov 2015 Drive to Baltimore for a brief look around, then return to Washington DC
14 Mon 23 Nov 2015 Full day in Washington (National Cathedral, Georgetown, Georgetown University, National Geographic Museum)
15 Tue 24 Nov 2015 Day trip to Annapolis (Church Circle, State Circle, Maryland State Capitol, City Dock, US Naval Academy), followed by drinks and dinner near Dupont Circle
16 Wed 25 Nov 2015 Last morning in DC (Holocaust Museum), then DCA-JFK
17 Thu 26 Nov 2015 Thanksgiving Day in the air: transpolar JFK-HKG in Cathay Pacific First Class
18 Fri 27 Nov 2015 Arrive Hong Kong airport, continue HKG-PNH and settle into Phnom Penh
19 Sat 28 Nov 2015 Sightseeing in Phnom Penh (Wat Phnom, Central Market, Wat Ounalom, Foreign Correspondents' Club, Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda), then poolside relaxation
20 Sun 29 Nov 2015 More Phnom Penh sightseeing (The Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng Prison and Genocide Museum), poolside relaxation and last-night dinner
21 Mon 30 Nov 2015 Transfer to Siem Reap (PNH-REP), walk around local area and enjoy the luxury of Raffles!
22 Tue 01 Dec 2015 Major sightseeing programme (Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat), followed by poolside relaxation
23 Wed 02 Dec 2015 Visit Angkor National Museum and transfer to Luang Prabang (REP-LPQ)
24 Thu 03 Dec 2015 Self-guided walking tour of Luang Prabang's old town, followed by an evening back in town
25 Fri 04 Dec 2015 Mekong river cruise, then last night in town in the pouring rain
26 Sat 05 Dec 2015 The homecoming gets underway with LPQ-BKK
-- Sun 06 Dec 2015 BKK-CMB-LHR
-- Mon 07 Dec 2015 LHR-EDI

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