Monday, April 21, 2008

Where are you?

It's a country that looks like the larger British Isle turned upside down, and rammed into China. Japan then occupies the Outer Hebrides, and the channel between them is a highway for typhoons.

Interestingly, it is a 10.5 hour flight to Singapore, and Singapore is 7 hours ahead of South Africa. Meanwhile, you fly another 6.5 hours to get to Seoul (and Seoul's neck and neck with Beijing), but it's only one time zone further than Singapore? The difference it latitudinal. Singapore is on the equator - as in right on - and Seoul is way up on the Tropic of Cancer.

That's why flying from Johannesburg to Seoul is essentially flying to the other side of the world. I'm still pretty exhausted from the flight, and struggling to sleep. As you can see, it's 07:15 here.

Going to be a long, but I think, interesting day. Stick around for updates.

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