Happy Wednesday, everybody! Please excuse my semi-quietness these past few days—I've had to work on some last-minute boring stuff. And travel to visit family. On a train. Choo-choo. (I'm tired, can you tell?)
This week's question was inspired by most recent (ahem TODAY) experience with Amtrak and travel delays:
What's the longest trip you've ever been on (in terms of travel time it took you to reach your destination)? Can be any transit method—airplane, bus, train, driving, and so on.
In terms of actual transit time, I think the winner for me has to be the Amtrak train between NYC and Chicago (which I have taken several times). This route is supposed to take about 20 hours, but of course with severe delays it can end up taking over a day ... fun! But if we're counting stopover times as well, then maybe NYC ---> Auckland, NZ would be the winner. Five or so hours on a plane from NYC to Los Angeles, hours of waiting, then another 12 or 13 hours on a plane from there. Fun: Now with bad in-flight movies!
How about you? What far-flung (or obnoxiously difficult to reach) locales have you visited?