(Why I get confused sometimes on exactly WHERE and WITH WHOM he is going
. . . so many plans, so many changes; I can't keep up with 'em all,
especially as I'm in Florida, while plans are being made in Wisconsin.)
It all began a year ago . . .
16 JUNE 2015: What I want to schedule for 2016
The Indonesia trip is with Flying Divers (May group mostly -
a few different individuals). Then maybe Matt Savatski
(roomie from Odyssey trip 1) will meet me in Papua New Guinea,
the Philippines, or (wherever I decide to go out there).
23 APRIL 2016
I will pretty much be incommunicado from 16 May - 17 June.
(Now leaving a day earlier due to airline flight change).
I don't know if I'll even be able to bring my laptop!
Carryon luggage restrictions are ONE 11-pound carryon.
My laptop alone weighs six pounds.
I usually have a 27-pound roller PLUS my CPAP, laptop and batteries.
I must carry on my CPAP and dive mask - dive computer, too.
I'm looking at (just found out) somewhere around 1,500.00$
in CASH overweight charges if I take two 50-pound suitcases
(I'm not sure I can manage only one 50-pound bag).
2 MAY: OUR ITINERARY
16-17 MAY: China Eastern Airlines flight from Chicago O'Hare
to Shanghai; arrive 7:10 a.m. 17 MAY; overnight in Shanghai
18 MAY: China Eastern Airlines from Shanghai to Denpasar, Bali;
arrive 12:05 a.m. 19 MAY
19 MAY: 2:40 a.m. to Mercure Sanur
20 MAY: Garuda Indonesia Flight departing 7:20 a.m. for Labuan Bajo,
Indonesia; arrive 8:55 a.m.
20-30 MAY: Komodo Dancer liveaboard
30 MAY: Transfer from Benoa Harbor to Anumana Ubud
30 MAY-2 JUNE: Three nights at Anumana Ubud -
Superior Lagoon Access
Anumana Ubud Hotel located just few metres from
Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud, 15-minute walk to Ubud Center
2 JUNE: Transfer from Anumana Ubud to Kuta Paradiso Hotel
2-4 JUNE: Kuta Paradiso Hotel (Deluxe Pool view Room)
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
4-15 JUNE: Dewi Nusantara liveaboard
15 JUNE: Transfer from airport to Bali Rani -
Deluxe Room and evening transfer to airport
16 JUNE: China Eastern Airlines departing 1:05 a.m.; arrive Shanghai 7:15 a.m.
China Eastern Airlines departing 11:40 a.m. to Chicago O'Hare
A year of planning, and then, finally . . .
Neal's system: Panel was Armed Away at 10:26 am on Monday, May 16, 2016
Heidi, my friend and driver . . .
16 MAY, 12:43 PM: ON MY WAY
12:45 p.m.: LINE AT CHECK-IN
1:24 p.m.: Standing in TSA line now
Chicago O'Hare has no TSA pre-check line!
Took 30 minutes to get to the counter, and 30 more for ticket!
2:28 p.m.: In the gate area
Standing in TSA line. Took about an hour. Got some Chinese currency.
They had no Indonesian on hand.