Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Charting a course in China

I'm going to China next month to visit my brother. We're doing some traveling when there.

Planning this trip has been fun.

The zoom out feature of Google Maps has seriously "misled" me to the point that he and I managed to chart a vast course of some 4000 miles for our travels by train in China. We are now revising, and some airplanes are involved.

It feels like cheating but that's what happens when you zoom in and realize you have essentially been planning a 10-day trip on this scale: Vancouver > San Francisco > Yosemite > Albuquerque > Colorado Rockies > Yellowstone > Vancouver.

Most of these connections require a 20-ish-hour train ride. I think that we calculated 3 days of train alone, leaving 7 days for 6 destinations. Hmm.