Flying home

We left Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, January 19th at 1:55 a.m. local time on a 4 hour flight to Shanghai, China.  We landed at 6:55 a.m., Shanghai time and then had a 7 hour layover at Shanghai.

Our 11 hour flight to Vancouver left at 1:30 p.m. and arrived in Vancouver at 8:10 a.m.  Since we crossed the International Date Line, it meant we flew back in time.

These pictures show the screen (each seat has one) which shows that we’re approaching Canada.  Other pictures show our first glimpses of Canadian soil.  The first of those pictures is of Vancouver Island.  The last picture is of the British Columbia mainland.

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After a 13 hour layover in Vancouver (including a 2 hour flight delay), we took the 3 hour flight to Winnipeg, arriving at 2:30 a.m. local time.

So, we arrived in Winnipeg about 34 hours after we left Ho Chi Minh City and yet we did nearly all of the flying and layovers on Saturday, January 19th.

Although it has been a long day of flying, it’s been fun to get excited about seeing familiar Canadian icons such as Tim Hortons, snow and ice, and frost-nibbled faces.

Oh Canada, we’re home!

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