Richard & Stacy's Round the World Trip 2001


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Day 1 - Departing
Day 2 - Amsterdam
Day 3 - Veldhoven
Day 4 - CttM Day One
Day 5 - CttM Day Two
Day 6 - The Holland Tour
Day 7 - Off to Istanbul
Day 8 - Seraglio Point
Day 9 - Bosphorous Tour
Day 10 - Exploring Sultanahmet
Day 11 - The City Walls
Day 12 - The Asian Side
Day 13 - Taking a Break
Day 14 - Leaving Turkey
Day 15 - A Day in Singapore
Day 16 - Arrival in Sydney
Day 17 - Exploring Sydney
Day 18 - ODDC Day One
Day 19 - ODDC Day Two
Day 20 - Toranga Zoo
Day 21 - Off to New Zealand
Day 22 - Road Trip to Tauranga
Day 23 - Tauranga to Taupo
Day 24 - Visiting Granny Stanton
Day 25 - Leaving Levin
Day 26 - Return to Auckland
Day 27 - The Trip Home

Friday, May 11, 2001.

We started out at 4am on Friday, May 11th at home in Coquitlam. The flight to Amsterdam came in two parts - flying first from Vancouver to Chicago, then Chicago direct to Amsterdam.

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I'm so enthusiastic in airport early in the morning...   Guess who's going around the world in 26 days?

In Chicago we discovered that United has a separate lounge for their customers flying first class internationally... who knew?

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The first class international lounge is cool! Well, I'm not hungry anymore...

While the first leg (Vancouver-Chicago) was in a plain old 737, the second leg (Chicago-Amsterdam) was in a 777... and the first class seats are amazing, like little pods with every toy you can think of, including being able to lay out flat like a bed!

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Check out the cool seats!   Guess who woke up first?

We arrived in Amsterdam around 8am in the morning on the 12th - the second day of our trip.