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We continue by transferring onto the 2 line of the Shanghai Metro (which, interestingly, also starts at the Airport, but is decidedly less fun and markedly slower than a Maglev, whilst also involving a change of train!). The next Westbound train pulls in at 20:16, and takes us under this busy city to Hongqiao Railway Station (上海虹桥站), arriving at 21:07 on Wednesday evening.

Source: Google Maps
 
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We then decide to continue on our high-speed tour of China, surfacing and boarding the 2136 Mapabc G7388 service to Nanjing (南京南), arriving at 2329 Wednesday night.
 

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We decide to head for a more adventurous land, and at 17:27 we board China Beijing Railway Bureau train K27 towards Pyongyang, North Korea, arriving at 19:30 the following day (that's Friday evening). On entering The Hermit State, the train number changes to 6 and is now operated by Korean State Railway of North Korea.

Here's a challenge for you!

Source: Travel China Guide
 
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A challenge indeed - timetables seem to be non existent for local transport - and even getting to the airport without a taxi looks iffy.

One journey we can in theory take though is to get the 5 train at 1010 next day in the Beijing direction and ride to the border station at Sinuiju Chongnyon , where we arrive at 1520 on Saturday afternoon
 

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A challenge indeed - timetables seem to be non existent for local transport - and even getting to the airport without a taxi looks iffy.
In real life, of course, you wouldn't be able to explore the DPRK like this - you'd be escorted around by your "minders" who orchestrate every aspect of your visit. So there's not really any benefit in publishing timetables!

Realistically, you're able to wander around relatively freely in the border area, so we take advantage of a rare bit of freedom before heading back to the station to board the K28 train at 17:13 and cross the timezone to arrive in the Chinese border town of Dandong at 16:23 on Saturday afternoon.
 

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We continue on train K28 which departs at 1831 and alight at Shenyang where we arrive at 2205 on Saturday evening.

Source: Travel China Guide above
 
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Well, I've managed to grind the thread to a halt :lol:

I did try to get us to the airport, but despite the size of Shenyang it's actually quite difficult to do by public transport. So, we change onto another train service, the 23:42 K7376 to Dalian, China, arriving there at 05:47 on Sunday morning.

Source: China Train Guide
 

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Well we can take the D31 train to Beijing, leaving at 0907 and arriving at 1512 Sunday afternoon

(China Travel Guide)

I'll gloss over using what appears to be the same train 3 times to leave the DPRK. Special circumstances and all that
 

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There's a quick transfer onto the 1449 Airport Line service to Beijing Capital Intl. Airport, Beijing, CHN, arriving at 1551 Sunday afternoon.
 

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We take flight CA941 at 17:40 operated by Air China to Dubai arriving at 22:20 on Sunday Evening

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Wanting to cross off another continent, we board Emirates flight EK767 (although it's onboard a Boeing 777) to Johannesburg, RSA, pushing back at 2320 and touching down at 0530 Monday morning.

(Google Flights)
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---
We take flight CA941 operated by Air China to Dubai arriving at 22:20 on Sunday Evening
This leaves Beijing nearly four hours after arriving at the airport. Are you sure there's nothing to Dubai before then?
 
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I'll gloss over using what appears to be the same train 3 times to leave the DPRK. Special circumstances and all that
Yeah, I thought it best to keep moving rather than just hold for 24 hours in the DPRK. Real risk our next move would have been a trip to Yodok Gulag!
Beaten... :(
 

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Wanting to cross off another continent, we board Emirates flight EK767 (although it's onboard a Boeing 777) to Johannesburg, RSA, pushing back at 2320 and touching down at 0530 Monday morning.

(Google Flights)
We've made it around the world! Now only one continent left to visit...

We transfer onto the Gautrain and catch the 06:00 departure, arriving in Sandton at 06:15 on Monday morning.

Source: Gautrain timetable
 

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We take the 06:28 Gautrain service to Pretoria arriving at 06:46 on Monday Morning

Source Gautrain timetable linked to by me123
 

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We decide to explore this country on the rails, and catch the 08:45 Blue Train service to Cape Town, which takes its time to arrive in Cape Town at 12 noon the next day (Tuesday).

Source: Blue Train Timetable
For the purposes of the quiz, I have assumed that we arrive on a Monday that the service is running.
 

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Wanting to explore another country now we take the 12:30 MyCiti A01 bus to the airport from the Civic Centre bus stop arriving at 12:55 on Tuesday Afternoon

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We then transfer into the neighbouring country of Namibia, onboard Air Namibia Flight NMB714, departing at 1435 and arriving at Walvis Bay, NAM at 1545 Tuesday afternoon.
 
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Taking into account this extract from the rules:

[*]The playing area includes the whole world. Great Britain is prohibited except for interchange purposes at airports, ferry terminals or similar (i.e. you could fly into Heathrow from Paris and fly back out again to Berlin but couldn't travel to another airport within GB or use any other domestic transport links).
....we then board the 2330 British Airways flight 2062 to London Gatwick Airport (UK), arriving there at 0830 on Wednesday morning.

(Source: FlightStats for Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Departures).
 

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We take the 09:10 germanwings flight to Berlin Tegel arriving at 12:00 on Wednesday

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We make a quick transfer onto Norwegian flight 2802 to Oslo Gardemoen, arriving at 12:25 on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Google flights
 
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Well, I'll resurrect my post:

We make a quick transfer onto Norwegian flight DY2802 at 09:20 to Oslo Gardermoen, arriving at 12:25 on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Google flights
 
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Taking into account this extract from the rules:



....we then board the 2330 British Airways flight 2062 to London Gatwick Airport (UK), arriving there at 0830 on Wednesday morning.

(Source: FlightStats for Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Departures).
We use a fourth successive plane as we board the 0910 Norwegian Flight 2852 to Stockholm Arlanda, SWE, arriving at 1230 Wednesday afternoon.


We then feel like playing with small coloured blocks, so we transfer onto a fourth successive plane: Norwegian's Flight DY994, departing at 1405 and touching down in Billund, DEN at 1515 Wednesday afternoon.

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We decide to visit the oil city of Esbjerg on the 15:32 Sydtrafik number 44 service. We arrive at Esbjerg Rutebilstation at 16:47 on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Timetable
 

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We feel like a nautical return to Britain, so we board the 1655 Sydtrafik bus 5 to Fanøoverfarten, Esbjerg, DEN, arriving at 1702 Wednesday afternoon.
 
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