“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir
Traveling from my Hamilton Heights apartment in New York City to Nino Konis Santana National Park in the east of Timor-Leste is going to be quite the affair.
Phase 1: ANA Flight 1009 from JKF to Tokyo-Narita airport (13 hours)
Phase 2: ANA Flight 927 from Tokyo-Narita to Jakarta (7 hours)
Phase 3: Air Asia Flight 7196 from Jakarta to Denpasar-Bali (3 hours)
Phase 4: Merpati Flight 8480 from Denpasar-Bali to Dili, Timor-Leste (3 hours)
With two overnight stays, two planned reunions with my companions that I hope will work, and at least a half a dozen hours of layovers ahead, this is going to be a very long 48+ hour trip. Hopefully I get a window seat!