Malta 🇲🇹, Lampedusa 🇮🇹 and Tunis 🇹🇳

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Balkans, Black & Mediterranean Sea 2017 STOP 5-7 July 6, 2017 The leg to Malta was a bit longer and therefore we arrived a bit later than usual. Lunch at the seaport underneath Valletta was followed by a wonderful afternoon in the old part of the ancient […]

Palau 🇵🇼

Transpacific 2016, Babelthuap island, Palau, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 16 June 30, 2016 Flight distance: 1482 nmHours in the air: 3.10 After some difficulties with airspace control we made it to Palau before lunch. We had a fantastic view over the island during our approach. Everything here looks neat and it seems that […]

Guam 🇬🇺

Transpacific 2016, Hagåtña, Guam International Airport, Guam, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 15 June 28, 2016 Flight distance: 296 nmHours in the air: 0.50 lI was a short ride over to Guam. Now being on US Territory handling was very professional and fast so we were at our hotel already before lunch.Besides being home to Andersen […]

Northern Mariana Islands 🇲🇵

Transpacific 2016, Saipan Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 14 June 24, 2016 Flight distance: 2074 nmHours in the air: 3.40 Sometimes small details make a huge difference. We had great uncertainty whether we could move on from Pohnpei due to a fueling problem. Turns out they came up with a fix overnight […]

Pohnpei Islands (FSM) 🇫🇲

Transpacific 2016, Pohnpei Island, Micronesia, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 13 June 23, 2016 Flight distance: 1574 nmHours in the air: 3.20 Leaving the Marshalls was easy (even though we left a day early) and favorable winds brought us to Pohnpei in just over three hours. What seemed to be an easy handling process […]

Marshall Islands 🇲🇭

Transpacific 2016, Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 12 June 22, 2016 Flight distance: 1028 nmHours in the air: 2.45 For the first time we were greeted by not so nice weather, in the morning that is. We decided to rent a car (some would call it a wreck) and drive up […]

Nauru 🇳🇷

Transpacific 2016, Yaren District, Nauru, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 11 June 21, 2016 Flight distance: 420 nmHours in the air: 2.10 A short hop and flying time of under two hours brought us to the tiny island and nation of Nauru. The entire landmass is just over 20 square-kilometer and one can comfortable […]

Kiribati 🇰🇮

Transpacific 2016, Tarawa, Kiribati, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 10 June 19, 2016 Flight distance: 1343 nmHours in the air: 3.20 Flying almost another 3 hours straight north (equivalent to Rome – London) we reached another wonderful lagoon. However, Kiribati has about ten times as many people and this is visible on ever […]

Tuvalu 🇹🇻

Transpacific 2016, Funafuti, Tuvalu, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 9 June 18, 2016 Flight distance: 1176 nmHours in the air: 3.10 After some heavy downpours over night we were lucky to get out of Apia in good weather. A good two hours of flying time later we were approaching Tuvalu, our first classic […]

Samoa 🇼🇸

Transpacific 2016, Apia, Samoa, Photo by Alficionado

Alficionado ♡ treasuring the good sides of life Transpacific 2016 STOP 8 June 17, 2016 Flight distance: 963 nmHours in the air: 2.25 What a difference two hours of flying over the ocean make! Everything here is nice & neat, clean, organised and in good shape. The people are a joy and our hotel finally […]