One foot on the ground
We are used to seeing the world with a Mercator projection - a 'cylindrical map' that tries to flatten out the earth by laying it out as you might if you carefully cut up an orange. But it doesn't give you the real sense of the distance north and south relative to east and west. You'll see on the map below that it looks like we are nearly there once we cross Europe and Asia ..
However, we flew 10 hours East to Seoul, switched planes then flew 10 hours South at an average speed of just over 500 miles per hour, covering a total distance of about 10,500 miles. Both legs were about the same distance.
When we arrived, Fiona met us at the airport and drove us home to Maroubra where we are staying for a while.