Monday, September 8, 2008
I've just booked my flight to Frankfurt for this year's fair. I love the fair but I can't say I love getting there. It's a 22.5 hour journey from Melbourne, Australia, which is enough to test the patience even of a bookworm.
By my calculations, I'll have flown 15,885 kilometres (9871 miles) by the time I turn up to the 22nd International Rights Directors Meeting on the 14 October. And then, of course, I have to turn around to do the whole trip in reverse on the 19th. (At least it's all downhill!)
I normally feel pretty sorry for myself until I meet a New Zealander - they have even further to travel. So my questions are: how far are you traveling to get the fair this year, or what is the furthest you've ever traveled to get there? And by what means? Feel free to share.