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Erk Pod 541 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Days 17-21 (People’s Republic Of Canadia)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 541. Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer continues. Erk is now in The People’s Republic Of Canadia, staying with a friend he met on 70000 Tons Of Metal earlier in the year. The first couple of days of the stay were hampered by the fact that Erk’s luggage got mishandled so this meant that there was not a lot of exploring early in case the luggage showed up. In the end, the luggage did show up and the national capital of Ottawa & surrounding area was explored. Like Erk’s trip to Vancouver in 2009, this was very much an introduction to the Canadian way of life with so much more to be explored at a later time. […]

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Erk Pod 525 – Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer Day 1 (Sydney – Abu Dhabi)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 525. It’s been a while but Erk is starting to feature content from Erk’s June 2014 trip to the Middle East, UK & Canadia. Erk departs from Australia bound for the Middle East for a few days. He arrives in Abu Dhabi in the late at night where the temperature is rather warm (32C/94F) after a nice flight in business class. This is day 1 of Erk’s shortest international trip ever in terms of time. […]

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Erk Pod 498 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle (Day 40 – A Long Travel Day)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 498. Leaving one regional American city (Walla Walla, Washington) and heading to another (San Luis Obispo, California), Erk knew that he would not be getting a direct flight between the two cities even though they are on the same coast. During planning of the trip, Erk looked at flying via San Francisco (too expensive) or Los Angeles (did it last year) before settling on a plan. With cost, time & frequent flyer points/credits in his mind, Erk finally settled on a route that while long, satisfied him in terms of sights, cost & miles. Leaving Walla Walla, Erk would first fly to Seattle on Alaska Airlines. He would then fly Seattle – Salt Lake City – Phoenix on Acme then conclude on US Airways Phoenix – San Luis Obispo.

 

Nice plan, Erk. One faulty deicing truck changed all that. […]

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Erk Pod 496 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 37 (Seattle – Walla Walla)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 496. Continuing on from the previous episode, Erk is on his way to regional Walla Walla, Washington. With a long layover in Seattle, Erk has a bit of time to do some plane spotting from the terminal as well as a couple of rides on the airport train system. Erk has been through Seattle twice now as of this episode (2009 & 2014), not stopping downtown on either occasion.  […]

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Erk Pod 491 – Erk’s Pacamerican Circle Day 34 (Atlanta – Chicago)

Welcome to Erk Pod episode 491. After a weekend in Atlanta, Erk’s next part of his US tour commences with a first class Acme flight from Atlanta to Chicago. At Atlanta International, Erk is able to celebrate a rare event at an airport. Taking advantage of a good seat & the new personal electronic equipment rules, Erk had a nice flight & a nice view coming into a very cold Chicago.  […]