World Trip 2019: Day 3 – Bogotá to Armenia, Colombia

Sunday 11 August 2019.
Highlights: Paloquemao Market, Hostal Mi Monaco

The trip begins today. My tour group picked me up from last night’s ’emergency’ accommodation at the Hotel Dann on the way to our first event a visit to the Paloquemao Market. Our Chief Experience Officer (CEO) Miguel introduced himself to me and a quick hello to my 12 fellow tour members.

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Flight Review – AV9841 Bogotá to Armenia, Colombia

Avianca
Gate: 71
Seat: 28B (Middle)
Plane: A320-100
Boarded: 12.38
Pushback: 13.00
Departed: 13.11 (Scheduled 13.05)
Arrived: 13.47 (Scheduled 14.08)
Duration: 36 minutes
Distance: 183 kms

This was the first of two flights included with the G Adventures Classic Colombia tour. This was an incredibly short flight schedule for 1 hour 3 minutes it turned out to be even less.

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World Trip 2019: Day 2 – Dallas to Bogotá, Colombia

Saturday 10 August 2019.
Highlights: No transit driver and initially no hotel room, finally arriving in Colombia!

Most of the night I found myself waking up every time I moved during my sleep due to a sore neck which was such a pain but by mid-morning it had remitted quite a lot so hopefully will be fully gone by the time the tour starts tomorrow.

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Flight Review – AA1123 Dallas to Bogota

American Airlines
Gate: A38
Seat: 9A (Economy Window)
Plane: A319
Boarded: 17.02
Pushback: 17.45 (Scheduled 17.45)
Arrived: 23.02 (Scheduled 23.10)
Duration: 5 hour 17 minutes
Distance: 3,925 kms

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Lounge Review – American Airlines Dallas Admirals Club (Terminal A)

When visited: August 2019
Time of day: Afternoon

Rating: 3.5 / 5

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World Trip 2019: Day 1 – Melbourne to Dallas, USA

Friday 9 August 2019.
Highlights: Qantas Business Class domestic and international flights, Travel chaos

Day 1 really started the night before on the Thursday. I returned from a Canberra work trip, came home changed, had a quick dinner with a friend and said goodbye to my young cats Boots and Juno. From here a train trip from the city to Broadmeadows and a pick up to stay at my mum’s. Everything seemed good.

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Flight Review – QF007 Sydney to Dallas

Qantas
Gate: 8
Seat: 12E (Business Middle Aisle Upper Deck)
Plane: A380-800
Boarded: 19.14
Pushback: 19.53
Departed: 20.01 (Scheduled 12.35 SYD)
Arrived: 19.42 (Scheduled 13.00 DFW)
Duration: 14 hour 49 minutes
Distance: 13,804 kms

This was the second leg of three flights to get to Bogotá, Colombia. The first flight was a domestic flight Melbourne to Sydney which was first cancelled and my replacement flight was then delayed. First flight was delayed by 6 hours as a result of Sydney Airport only using one runway due to windy weather.

This flight was almost the reverse of my previous Dallas to Brisbane flight taken back in February 2013 which was slightly shorter distance at 13,363 kms compared to this flights 13,804.

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