There’s a total solar eclipse in Indonesia in early March 2016. I want to go and see it. And since Indonesia is the other side of the world from the UK and I have friends in Oz and relations in Dunedin in New Zealand, why don’t I explore making it part of a round-the-world trip?
So, where to go and what to see? And which way round the world should I go?
In no particular order, I’m thinking along the lines of Istanbul, Hollywood, Rome (possibly too early in the year if going Eastwards), Vancouver (possibly too early in the year if going Westwards?), Japan (when is the right time to see the famous cherry blossoms?), Auckland and Dunedin, Sydney, Bangkok, Beijing, Hawaii, Montreal (would it be too early in the year?). Total time ~ 2 months? It’ll be too early to visit Moscow & St Petersburg.
I’ve no wish to visit Africa. I’m intending to visit the East Cost of North America in 2017 for the eclipse then. I’ll probably do South America then too. I could skip North America entirely, leaving it for 2017.
What do I need to know health-wise? Travel tips? I intend travelling in moderate style: business class flights on major carriers because I’m so tall and 2+ star hotels. A brief Google indicates that the airfare will set me back £6K/$10K, so I’d appreciate tips on reducing that element.