Summer Trip ’23

Greetings everyone! I have been meaning to write on the blog for sometime but I will not deny, this has been one busy year. As some of you probably already know, that since this past November, China has officially opened its borders again. Since 2020 due to the Pandemic, China had closed its borders and purchasing a plane ticket for those who still wanted to leave the country were averaging around 5-10,000 USD per person. Thankfully with China abandoning the ‘zero covid’ policy, things have begun to get back to some normalcy. Before moving to Macau, we thought things would be a little more like Hong Kong in terms of opening up early, but that was not the case.

I personally have never flown with Turkish Airlines, but apparently right now they are one of the most affordable airlines to travel back to the USA. The journey on the other hand is going to be a rough one, we will be flying westward over Europe back to the USA (this route is around 10 hours longer than crossing the Pacific). We will also not be able to leave from Macau, but we need to take the ferry over to Hong Kong and then board our long flight to Washington DC. Not only could we not fly from Macau to North Carolina, but we could not even fly from Hong Kong to Raleigh. Instead we are flying to DC and then we will be driving from DC to Fayetteville. This troublesome arrangement helped us to save close to $1700 USD.

Either way, we just wanted to provide you guys with an update! Even though I’ve never seen tickets this expensive back to the USA, we are finally coming back for the summer! Tickets are still expensive, but praise God they are manageable, unlike the last three years ago as previously mentioned. We will be traveling back in July and staying about a month. We would love to meet up with family and friends again! We will keep you all posted and again, we are looking forward to seeing you all!

~ by branhow on April 30, 2023.

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