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Distance Matters

Question: What do the following city pairs have in common?

Paris - Dubai
Moscow - Tenerife, Canary Is.
Tokyo - Singapore
Auckland - Perth
Key West, Florida - Ketchikan, Alaska
Buenos Aires - Panama City
Cairo - Harare, Zimbabwe

Answer: The city pairs are about 3300 miles (5300 km) apart, which is the approximate distance between Sabang, the city on the northwest corner of Indonesia and Merauke, the city on the southeast corner.

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Other city pairs that are about 3300 miles (5300 km) apart:

Lisbon - Tehran
Reykjavik - Cairo
London - Boston
Hamburg - Lagos, Nigeria
Budapest - Delhi
Helsinki - Timbuktu, Mali
Rome - Nairobi
Jerusalem - Reykjavik
Shanghai - Karachi
Beijing - Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Bangalore - Alexandria, Egypt
Dubai - Hanoi
Male, Maldives - Astana, Kazakhstan
Delhi - Helsinki
Istanbul - Kathmandu
Jerusalem - Lhasa, Tibet
Kirakira, Solomon Is. - Papeete, Tahiti
Auckland - Adamstown, Pitcairn Is.
Juneau, Alaska - Orlando, Florida
Seattle - Guantanamo, Cuba
New York City - Edinburgh, Scotland
Anchorage, Alaska - New York City
Los Angeles - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Montréal - London
Honolulu - Denver
San Francisco - Galapagos Is.
Mexico City - La Paz, Bolivia
Dallas - Lima, Peru
Bogota - Easter Is.
Rio de Janeiro - Abidjan, IvoryCoast
Cape Town, South Africa - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dakar, Senegal - Khartoum, Sudan
Kigali, Rwanda - Belgrade, Serbia
Lusaka, Zambia - Jerusalem

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So many islands and sights to choose
  • Cons:Poor travel infrastructure except in a few selected areas
  • In a nutshell:Hidden Gems Lurking Along the Equator
  • Last visit to Indonesia: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 6, 2009
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