Ian flies the world
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:
From 1985 to 1997, I lived a life which had almost enough time for me to write about my thoughts with every flight I took. Some time early in 1997, I took this content and chopped it up into web-sized pieces for my personal site at GeoCities, where it was reasonably well regarded. Late in 1997, my position at work was made redundant, so I spent most of 1998 and 1999 driving and flying the length of the North Island of New Zealand before finally settling in Wellington in July 1999. This site of travel reflections never recovered, but it is now being moved to my server at baptism.co.nz. This is happening gradually, so don't be too surprised at odd, obsolete banners advertising GeoCities or the Internet Link Exchange. In those days, GeoCities was an independent company not owned by Yahoo! and the Link Exchange was not owned by a Redmond company. Bear with me as I update this. December 9th 2002. If this date is more than 3 months old, you'll know I've given up on this task. Since then, a lot has happened...other sites are being processed and some of this one is being updated now, in February 2007. As I look back at the HTML code on this site, it's close to a miracle that any of the pages are rendered. But the code may be revised at some point in the future.
On these pages, you will find my rambling notes and thoughts from almost two hundred
thousand miles of flights taken from the start of
1985 through to
It's taken me a while to get this site the way I like it, with flags of all the places
I have visited to brighten up the site. At last, we have a few
maps showing where I have been.
Of course, there's still plenty of room for improvement, and I will be adding more links,
maps and photographs in the future.
If you are looking for a multimedia extravaganza here, you will be disappointed. You
won't find any automatic midi files churning out songs you've never heard before and you
won't be baffled by frames everywhere you turn. If you want to know where you will go
telling you it's an active link. However, if you want to know of some of the joys and
sorrows of world travel, the excitement and the boredom, then this is the place for you.
Enjoy your visit and come back soon!
Scattered through the pages and the text, you'll find old pictures of the whole family.
Don't miss Matthew's description of Melbourne. Matthew is much older and wiser by now, of course.
I have finished writing about our trip back to England at the end of
back to Vanuatu in 1996.
However, I still haven't written about the huge number of flights I took in
1998 and 1999. Mostly they were between Napier and Auckland and Wellington,
though there were some slightly further afield.
Sites about Vanuatu
United Kingdom, Germany
United Kingdom, Ireland, United States (East)
United States (East), United Kingdom, France, Switzerland,
United Kingdom, United States (East), Mexico, Canary Islands
Canary Islands, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
United Kingdom, United States (West and Hawaii), Fiji, Vanuatu
Vanuatu, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, United Kingdom,
United States (West), French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Fiji
Vanuatu, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Bahrain, United Kingdom,
United States (West)
Vanuatu, New Zealand, United States (East and West), United Kingdom
New Zealand, United States (West), United Kingdom
United Kingdom, United States (West), New Zealand, Australia, Vanuatu
Australia, New Zealand
1998 and 1999
- Around the Land of the Long White Cloud (this year - next year - sometime - never)
Places I almost visited.
After changes, things are more or less the same.
On our trip to Melbourne, our son Matthew
wrote a diary of what we did each day. I have reproduced it here.
List (with links) of airlines I have used
List of airports I have used
At last! A couple of maps - Europe and USA
A summary table of my flights
© 1985-2002 Ian W Halliday
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