On The Flight Path.

Another crazy round-the-world tour is at an end.

The first half of the year is coming to a close – and we’ve spent much of it on the move. Our travels have been pretty intense. We (TT, KA, me – EK – and others) began our latest globetrotting stint on 2 May. We’ve managed to do a lot of things, sometimes just to satisfy our curiosity, and we’ve heard some interesting tales along the way. It’s been useful, action-packed, and at times even mind-blowing.

The route was as follows:

Moscow – Geneva – London (a change at Heathrow) – the Bahamas – Dallas (another change) – BrisbaneMelbourneSydney – (I’ll skip the changes, though we passed through Singapore) – Catania – Bologna – Rome – Tel Aviv – Jerusalem – London – Moscow (quite by chance) – Keflavik, Iceland (just a change, but I couldn’t help but mention it) – Washington – Miami – Munich – Brussels – and then it’s time to go home! That’s it, in a nutshell.

Why did we do it?

On our way we went to the following events, either our own events or speaking at international meetings:

Geneva, Switzerland – ITU (United Nations) meeting.
Nassau, the Bahamas – KL North American Partner Conference. (The letters “KL” mean we arranged it.)
Surfers Paradise, Australia – AusCERT-2012, IT Security Conference.
Sydney, also Australia – CeBIT-Australia.
Catania, Italy (Sicily) – KL Emerging Markets Partner Conference.
Bologna, Italy – KL European Press Tour.
Tel Aviv, Israel – Yuval Ne’eman Annual International Conference.
The same place next day – Cyber Security Professionals Seminar.

Jerusalem – business meetings and a photo shoot.
London, UK – Home Office meetings, meeting journalists.

Moscow, the Kremlin –… Russia Day – all of a sudden…
Washington, USA – TechAmerica Foundation meetings.
Munich, Germany – 24Hours Munich, by Deutsche Telecom.
Brussels, Belgium – World Economic Forum, European Commission and European Parliament, Digital Agenda Assembly 2012, meetings/speech.

Apart from all that we were caught up in two big news stories – both important in our industry

We also found some time to enjoy ourselves, to run along the beach at sunrise and other tourist stuff:

  • Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road
  • Rome, the Eternal City
  • Masada and the Dead Sea – to broil & boil
  • Miami… I think I’ll keep studying this place – the specialists advise it.

Btw, I made another round-the-world expedition! Europe – the States – Australia – Europe – the States… I had been dreaming of a final leg along the lines of “… – China – Europe”, but fate scuppered my plans. It will have to wait for another time.

Btw 2, this trip reawakened some old memories of days gone by and I dug out my old photos… It turns out this isn’t the first time I’ve circumnavigated the Globe!

Previous round-the-world voyages:

  • 2006 (no report) Moscow – Bangkok – San Francisco – Denver – New York – I don’t remember the rest .. – Moscow
  • 2008 One of the best events. Our trip resembled the path of a satellite as it orbits the globe: Moscow – Canada – the US West Coast – Mexico – Brazil – Argentina – Australia – Japan – Moscow.
  • 2009 A crazy tour of the world and back again.
  • 2009 Of course, going round the world is easier if you start at the very base of the globe – so when we spent our “New Year at the South Pole” we made it several times around the world in a single trip!
  • 2010 “Around the World in 78 hours”. TT managed to fly from Moscow to Moscow in 78(!) hours.
  • 2011 – no round-the-world tours.
  • 2012 Just completed.

On that note, goodbye! I’ll only attach a few photos of us chilling in Brussels.

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That’s all, bye-bye Europe, America, Israel, Australia and all other places we checked in on along the way! Time to sleeeep!!!

One Response to “On The Flight Path.”

  1. ‘Around the World in 80 Days” like u style EK way to go!

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