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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    but I'll always love the anything goes attitude of the 'Dam...
    Not if you live there, I can assure you.
    Upon arrival from Sydney to take up a posting in Amsterdam I rented a canal-boat for a few months because . . . well, because.

    The real estate agent I had been dealing with didn't mention that the boat was moored right next to a Leather BDSM Nightcub . . . many a night I didn't bother to check out why the boat was rocking nor what the noises coming from the deck were.

    After a few months moved to quiet Haarlem . . . and its church bells right across the road - The Netherlands will always be remembered as a noisy place by me.

    Anyway, I digress.

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    Loving this thread already, can't beat comparing travelling experiences.

    First time I took my kids abroad was to Thailand in 2006, spent 3 wonderful months chilling out on Phuket, Koh Samui, phetchabun and Bangkok sorting the missus UK Visa application out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The real estate agent I had been dealing with didn't mention that the boat was moored right next to a Leather BDSM Nightcub . . . many a night I didn't bother to check out why the boat was rocking nor the noises coming from the deck.
    Ugggh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...I medicate differently now...
    I assume you don't require poppers with a wizard sleeve..

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    many a night I didn't bother to check out why the boat was ro
    Save it for the judge.

    Did you wear your lederhosen?

    Dill, get photo cropping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Did you wear your lederhosen?
    Different part of Germany



    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Dill, get photo cropping
    Did you have to mention its name?

    As you said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Loving this thread already

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Anyway, I digress.

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    ...to extend the thread a little: my second time on a plane was a flight to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands for 6 weeks of intensive area and language training prior to Peace Corps service in Ethiopia...now, that was an adventure...

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    1954, Dhahran/Beirut/Rome/Lisbon/The Azores/NYC. On our Aramco DC 3, The Flying Camel.

    First Time on a Plane: Where Did You Go?-flying-camel-1950-1-728-jpg

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    CSI-SYD in 1978 on a Fokker Friendship turboprop.

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    July, 1966 LaGuardia to O'Hare enroute to boot camp at Great Lakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...I was staying with an English family who met me at the airport. My first impression of London was through their eyes: fish and chips, Dr. Zhivago (my hosts were anxious to see it), a number of parks, the underground to various urban sights (but nothing royal: no time)...I had visited NYC and Boston a number of times so large urban areas weren't daunting...I was fascinated, however, by my English hosts and their daily routines...
    haha, great stuff.

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    My first flight was to London from Montreal to work in England on a year contract.
    I was scared to death on my first flight.
    Last edited by MarilynMonroe; 18-04-2021 at 07:57 AM.

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    London to Stockholm when I was 17 for a school exchange.
    I pestered my parents to allow me to participate as I thought it would be my one and only chance to go overseas.
    We didn't do family holidays and certainly not overseas
    Little did I know that I would end up almost living on planes for a good portion of my adult life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    First time I took my kids abroad was to Thailand in 2006, spent 3 wonderful months chilling out on Phuket, Koh Samui, phetchabun and Bangkok sorting the missus UK Visa application out.
    That's awesome, how did they like flying, and Thailand for that matter?

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    When I came back to Canada from England after a year .. three months later I took a 16 hour flight to work/live in South Korea. From then on I've flown many many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    That's awesome, how did they like flying, and Thailand for that matter?
    They loved it, although for me it was stressful at times.
    Thailand was not a baby buggy friendly place back then.


    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    took a 16 hour flight to work/live in South Korea.
    That's not a bad idea for a flight endurance thread.

    I did a Manchester, London Heathrow, Moscow,Malta,Angola,Lusaka flight many moons ago.
    Nearly 36 hours from start to finish.cost 400 back in 1991.
    Shalom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...to extend the thread a little: my second time on a plane was a flight to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands for 6 weeks of intensive area and language training prior to Peace Corps service in Ethiopia...now, that was an adventure.
    That sounds amazing, I'd love to hear more about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    I did a Manchester, London Heathrow, Moscow,Malta,Angola,Lusaka flight many moons ago.
    Nearly 36 hours from start to finish.cost 400 back in 1991.
    Wow, that is intense. Shanghai to Montreal was not bad, 14 hrs direct.
    I enjoyed getting free flights from my employers, so I went from Korea to Australia (vacation) then to the Middle East (to work) paid by both employers. Was living the dream . lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    They loved it, although for me it was stressful at times.
    Thailand was not a baby buggy friendly place back then.
    Yes, no doubt.

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    Archerfield (light aircraft airport in Brisbane) to a freshly bulldozed and graded 1000 yard strip of sand between 2 dunes somewhere in the Simpson Desert, coordinates unknown. The aircraft was a private charter Beechcraft King Air.

    Would also like to add a longest journey trip by air to see if anyone can beat it, all were connecting flights with 2 to 6 hours transit time at each airport. Bangkok - Sydney - LA - Miami - Rio - Fortaleza. Saw the sun come up thru the window of a plane 3 days in a row getting to work, it was all done in business class and I don't believe anyone sane (or tall) could have done it in cattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Would also like to add a longest journey trip by air to see if anyone can beat it, all were connecting flights with 2 to 6 hours transit time at each airport. Bangkok - Sydney - LA - Miami - Rio - Fortaleza. Saw the sun come up thru the window of a plane 3 days in a row getting to work, it was all done in business class and I don't believe anyone sane (or tall) could have done it in cattle.
    I think you win.

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    ...I flew the Singapore Air flight from bkk to Singapore and on to NYC...22 hours in the air as I recall...in Premium Economy with a side of xanax...

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    69 years ago - NY to Paris

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    with a side of xanax...
    *Nods head knowingly*

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    ^^My avatar is my passport picture taken before that flight

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    London to Singapore, changing planes in Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur.

    My first teaching gig, with the ticket posted to me.

    Singapore rather than Birmingham in March 1988 seemed a good idea.

    It still does.

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    Seattle-Ohare-Rhein-Main airport in Frankfort, Germany. The second flight was on a 747, and I was 12 years old.

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