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The view from my "office"

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I had plenty of time for a leisurely run back to Salta today so I opted for the scenic route through another cloud forest. It was a gorgeous sans clouds day. It was only about 175km but it took a good three hours or more.

Here we go again... ;).

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It was a good sealed road, but incredibly narrow. Also, Sunday drivers were out in force, so another reason to take it slow and steady.

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Climbing up the E flank of the sierra, the vegetation was thick and lush; pop over the hill onto the W flank and it open up very quickly.

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Erk. How did that happen? I must have tried to edit the typo in the first line too quickly.
 

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View last week at the Hague. We avoided the bigger, more populated store (that buses go to) and went to one of the original buildings. Enjoyed a quick 10min private tour (up 2 steep flights of stairs if you have mobility issues but I made it so most will) and then escorted to the store and left alone. No pressure selling, picked up my Christmas decoration

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Flightpath took a northerly track. Pretty neat, as it went over the Sahara acroos much of Algeria, so parts of the world not so commonly tracked across. As I figured, and confirmed in a chat with the Captain, the path was because of the issues QR has with its regional neighbours.

But he did say that the track going to S America tends to go more to the S across the centre of Africa and the return track does tend further N anyway. Elapsed time turned out to be about 14:30 instead of the scheduled 15:15.

Also confirmed that QR is flying over Syria.

I had breakfast over W Algeria and then some dinner over the E Mediterranean. The wine supply was running low, so I missed trying the Pomerol. The FA was most apologetic but said a group of blokes over the other side of the cabin had been drinking pretty steadily while I was slumbering.

Must have been geologists :mad::mad::mad: or maybe medicos :p:p:p. Whatever, the usual situation of the poor old agriculturalist missing out... again :(:(:(. But at least the medicos may have an understanding and appreciation of where their wine and food comes from...:cool::D:p.

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(Err, maps.me sometimes gets a little confused up there...)

Looking back at sunset.

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Now in the Al Mourjan lounge waiting for the bird to PER (A380) (the bird from EZE was a B777) departing in about an hour.
 

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JohnM they had to be geologists on the other side of the cabin.any respectable medicos wouldn't have left any wine for you!:D:D
 

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Flightpath took a northerly track. Pretty neat, as it went over the Sahara acroos much of Algeria, so parts of the world not so commonly tracked across. As I figured, and confirmed in a chat with the Captain, the path was because of the issues QR has with its regional neighbours.

But he did say that the track going to S America tends to go more to the S across the centre of Africa and the return track does tend further N anyway. Elapsed time turned out to be about 14:30 instead of the scheduled 15:15.

Also confirmed that QR is flying over Syria.

I had breakfast over W Algeria and then some dinner over the E Mediterranean. The wine supply was running low, so I missed trying the Pomerol. The FA was most apologetic but said a group of blokes over the other side of the cabin had been drinking pretty steadily while I was slumbering.

Must have been geologists :mad::mad::mad: or maybe medicos :p:p:p. Whatever, the usual situation of the poor old agriculturalist missing out... again :(:(:(. But at least the medicos may have an understanding and appreciation of where their wine and food comes from...:cool::D:p.

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(Err, maps.me sometimes gets a little confused up there...)

Looking back at sunset.

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Now in the Al Mourjan lounge waiting for the bird to PER (A380) (the bird from EZE was a B777) departing in about an hour.
What are your thoughts about flying over Syria?
 

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