The title of this Trip Report is Reunion Tour. I’ve forgotten more than I care to remember of the COVID Trip Report and am ready to reunite with myself, my friends, and with places I have not seen in many years. My first stop was the Hyatt Grand Reserve in Puerto Rico (see A Globalist in Name Only). Next up was Scottsdale, Arizona on Frontier (see Back to Phoenix on Frontier) to see the usual degenerates. Next week is the Dominican Republic for the first time to meet one my friends I haven’t seen since 2019 (see TPOL in Shanghai). Following that is a world of uncertainty.
One thing I do know is that I am flying to SE Asia on Singapore Airlines. The 18 hour and 50 minute flight aboard an a350 from JFK to SIN is the longest in the world. It may also be the cheapest in the world. Using 100k Alaska Miles, I only had to pay $18. That makes the flight less than $1/hour. For $6 more, I am flying to Hanoi to see my friend whom I have not seen since 2021 (see Bogota, a Party City? Who Knew?). From there, I will meet up with my friend from India whom I haven’t seen since 2012 (see Losing My Points Virginity: Trip Report Overview) in Bangkok, where yet another friend lives whom I haven’t seen since 2016 (see My Last Binge in Bangkok). After that, I am not sure where I will go or whom I will meet. What I do know is the following:
- Despite Covid, I still have a lot of friends across the globe.
- I will never finish my Iraqi Homecoming Trip Report.
- TPOL is as excited as ever about traveling.
Remember when you thought I was done? (see We’re All In This Together, So Long As You’re Miserable).