The last two weeks have been great–I’ve caught up on a lot of work and spent quality time with friends and family. But I haven’t traveled outside of California, and I am getting restless. With 2012 upon us, though, it is time to to start replenishing the “EQM coffers” and my travel resumes tomorrow.
My original thought was to spend the week in Asia–I am anxious to take a DMZ/Panmunjom tour while still available, in case Kim Jong Un’s transition to power does not go as smoothly as many are predicting. I also have never been to Taiwan and Singapore and have the time this week to visit both places before connecting to Hong Kong to fly back to Los Angeles on Turkish Airlines.
But then I noticed A380 first class award availability from Beijing to Frankfurt on Lufthansa. Add to that a bit of “homesickness” for my work, friends, and colleagues in Germany and first class availability back to Hong Kong via Bangkok on Thai Airways and it now looks like I’ll be back in Germany this week after a couple days in Seoul.
I am still trying to work out the logistics (with a 0600 departure in the morning), but it looks like I’ll be doing a lot of flying this week.
Which leads me to my travel plans for 2012–a lot is still under planning, but if all goes according to plan I’ll hit the following this year:
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Abu Dhabi
- The Balkans
And I’m sure there will be a few more…
I wish you all the best in 2012–it is going to be a great year!