It’s not easy to get from Singapore to Iowa and back again. In fact it took six different airports, six planes (four jumbojets and a pair of smaller jets), and some 65 hours of travel all told. Whew. But Nyan has been traveling around the globe since he was five months old, so no big deal.
Here we are at the very start of the trip, waiting for our taxi to Change Airport and then saying farewell to Mommy (who had to stay behind)
First leg: SIN to NRT on Japan Airlines.
A short layover at Narita, featuring delicious Japanese food:
Then it was a long (almost six hours) layover at Dallas-Fort Worth. We spent about two of those hours in line at immigration. Welcome home!
Then it was food, riding the airtrain from terminal to terminal, and waiting.
Oh, and dancing too:
It was nearly midnight when we arrived in Iowa, but someone was happy to see Grandma and Grandpa. Not to mention happy to be able to move around for a change.
It was a fun two weeks, but all good things must end, and before long we were back at the Cedar Rapids airport, saying goodbye.
We almost didn’t make it: check out the snow falling on the morning of our flight.
Some snowy views from the planes at both Cedar Rapids and O’Hare. We made it out, though.
We had a 13-hour flight to Beijing, China on our way back, but we were lucky enough to be able to use miles to upgrade to business class. Nyan was ecstatic. Daddy wasn’t unhappy either.
Finally, our last layover, Beijing, where we faced many more slow-moving lines, but finally made it to our gate for our last flight home to sunny, humid Singapore.
We’re not yet sure where our young traveler will head next. Stay tuned to these pages to find out!