Continuing my tradition of ridiculous-last-minute-indirect-flights, I now have to get from Gent, Belgium, to Panama City, Panama. Normally one would fly direct from Paris, London or Amsterdam. I however, am booking last minute, and have a small window between the time I can leave and the time I arrive. This means either a very expensive direct flight, or a cheaper, round-a-bout choose-your-own-adventure type route. I chose the latter.
Here is what I ended up with:
Gent: 6am leave hostel, 7am train to Paris
Paris: 2pm flight to Dublin
Dublin: 5pm flight to New York
New York: 6am flight to Miami
Miami: 10am flight to Panama City
Panama City: Taxi into Town, arrive about 2pm (8pm EU time)
Door-to-Door, this was almost 40hrs in transit, taking in a train, 4 flights, 5 Countries and 3 continents!
But hey, I saved about $700, which gets me a few more weeks on the road!