Updated 17. Oct 2016

01 Atlanta - Wilmington

02 Wilmington - New York

03 New York - Montreal

04 Montreal - Kuujjuaq

05 Kuujjuaq - Iquaulit

06 Iqualuit - Kangerlussuaq

07 Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut

08 Sisimiut - Ilulissat

09 Ilulisat - Rekjavik

100 Dakar - Dakar

10 Reykjavik - Vagar

11 Vagar - Odense

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13

14 Odense - Zurich

15 Zurich - Corfu

16 Corfu - Adana

17 Adana - Tehran

18 Tehran - Isfahan

19 Isfahan - Karachi

20 Karachi - Mumbai

21 Mumbai - Colombo

22 Colombo - Phuket

23 Phuket - Penang

24 Penang - Kuala Lumpur

25 Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

26 Jakarta - Denpasar

27 Denpasar - Broome

28 Broome - Darwin

29 Darwin - Ayers Rock

30 Ayers Rock - Adelaide

31 Adelaide - Melbourne

32 Melbourne - Sydney

33 Sydney - Hobart

34 Hobart - Queenstown

35 Queenstown - Christchurch

36 Christchurch - Napier

37 Napier - Rotorua

38 Rotorua - Auckland

39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

46 San Diego - El Paso

47 El Paso - Corpus Christi

48 Corpus Christi - Cancun

49 Cancun - Chithen Itza

50 Chitchen Itza - Grand Cayman

51 Cayman Island - Jamaica

52 Jamaica - Aruba

53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

55 Cayenne - Natal

56 Natal - Cap Verde

57 Cap Verde - Mauritania

58 Mauritania - Marrakech

59 Marrakech - Cascais

60 Cascaix - Bilbao

61 Bilbao - Amiens

62 Amiens - Odense

63

64 South Africa Trip

65 Odense - Munich

66 Munich - Zell Am Zee

67 Zell Am Zee - Athens

68 Athens - Rhodes

69 Rhodes - Haifa

70 Haifa - Masada

71 Masada - Eilat

72 Eilat - Luxor

73 Luxor - Jiddah

74 Jiddah - Djibouti

75 Djibouti - Addis Ababa

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

78 Amboseli - Kilaguni

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

80 Zanzibar - Blantyre

81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

84 Vumbura - Pilanesberg

85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

89 Johannesberg - Cape Town

90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

94 Etosha - Luanda

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

96 Sao Tome - Lome

97 Lome - Ouagadougou

98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

10. May 2007

The hotel, I had chosen, was just a few kilometers from the airport. I could actually see the runway from the Hotel. But the taxi fare was 20 dollars. Non negotiable fixed price I was told.

 

Walked about 15 minutes from the hotel into Oranjestad to get local currency, only to realize, that everybody wants to get paid in dollars – and if you pay with local currency, the change will be given in dollars!

 

The prices in Aruba seem to be inflated due to a large number of hotels and casinos.

 

Spend some time getting my homepage up to date. I had my computer crashing in Hawaii, so I had to buy a new one. But I may have lost my pictures from the trip etc.

But I was at lest able to get my Flitestar flight planning software to work on the new computer. I find it indispensable. I also used Garmin Flightbook for my log – but it does not work with Windows Vista? Thanks to  Microsoft.

 

At noon I returned to the new general aviation terminal at Reina Beatrix Aiport. I was presented with a piece of paper to sign, stating that I requested ground handling. I said I did not require this “service”, but was told, that it was compulsory – at a cost of 100 dollars.

 

I departed IFR again, flying by airway A574 and A563.

 

It was a very smooth fight with a wind 6kt. coming in from the south east.  50 NM out of Isla Margarita there was no answer on the frequency I was on. So I had to start descend on my own, and 25 miles out I managed to get in touch with approach, so it all worked out.

 

After landing I was given taxi to a stand next to the big jets. After a little commotion regarding my arrival, I was directed to parking in a more appropriate place. Immigration was very swift, one simple form to fill and 5 minutes later I was through.

 

I often use Expedia.com to book hotels. But there was not much of a choice in Isla Margarita, so I had chosen one on the north side of the island some 25 km away. So in a hired car, I drove across the island to arrive at the hotel just before sunset