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Video: Where’s Andrew? Flying to OZ
Wow, you’re all so smart! After I was airborne for more than 16 hours, you deduced that I was headed down under. Good on ya but just know that from now on, the game only gets harder.
Congrats to @USElaine @falisha and @abaesel2 for correctly guessing Melbourne as my first port of call. (Incidentally, on Twitter the girls gave more correct answers than the boys and night owls on the West Coast showed a slight advantage over early-to-bed types back East.)
It took me more than a day to get to Australia, counting all the layovers and security lines. I wanted to time my transit from beginning to end, so I clicked my stopwatch outside National Geographic and watched the seconds rush forward. Alas, at 25 hours and 34 minutes (right after flying over the international date line) the battery on my phone fainted from sheer exhaustion. I had lost track of time, skipped a full day (I missed you November 30th) and entered another dimension called Oz. My educated guess is that it took me some 30 hours from leaving my home to stepping out into the humid, eucalyptus-scented summer air of Melbourne.
It was remarkably easy to get here, especially compared to taking the bus. Here’s a short recap of my journey from home to here–from north to south, from cold to warm, and from up over to down under.
For more from Andrew, check out the Where’s Andrew hub for his tweets, clues, videos, and blogs: www.nationalgeographic.com/wheresandrew.
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