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    Default Tanzanian Safari

    OK, this really isn't weight related except I don't think I could have sat on three flights for 30+ hours fat! After our climb we did a safari which was absolutely amazing. Here are a few photos taken with my phone, a fancy camera would have been nice, but whatever. For some reason I can only attach a few. 69360944_10217290039314590_1011171817013903360_n.jpg fullsizeoutput_66e.jpegfullsizeoutput_67c.jpegfullsizeoutput_684.jpegfullsizeoutput_671.jpeg



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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    After flying from Atlanta to Bangkok, I vowed never to fly that far again. If I need to see that part of the world, I will sail or do long trip with short segments separated by a few days.
    All my silly complaining aside, looks like you had an amazing experience! Good for you!



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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    That looks absolutely fantastic!
    You have made great memories.
    What an amazing experience it must have been!
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    Amazing photos. So envious. I can relate to the long haul journeys. Flying from Perth Western Australia to England still takes us 21 hours of flight time not including the changeover. Rely relish wandering the airport in Dubai to stretch out.


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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    I cannot fly fat or thin, unless I grow wings! Haven't been on a plane since 1988.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 20 MO = 130.0

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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    Amazing photos!



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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    Great photos.
    So glad that you had a wonderful time.

    Being thinner definitely makes flying a lot more comfortable.



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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    What a great Summer!!! thanks for those wonderful photos!!

    I know flying is always the worth part of my job, and working 4 years in NZ got me so fed up with flying...go to Wellington from Paris...almost 36h to get there, it was bad. And during those four years I had so many meeting, and things (funerals...) to do in Paris, I stopped counting the number of trips...I was huge and even in business (when I paid extra) it was still hard.
    Now a 12h or even 14h flight is a "short" flight and since I'm not that big anymore, a coach seat even the smaller one, is fine. I always feel bad for the fellow obese passengers who are squeezed in their sardine seats...been there done that... hope never ever go back to that again!


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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    Absolutely awesome!!! I will be there the middle of September and cannot wait. You have done nothing but get me more excited. Have a great adventure!!



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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    But it IS weight related. I travel quite a bit and most of today’s seats are small for healthy sized folks! I can so relate to your long flight. I traveled 36 hours a couple of years ago from Cape Town South Africa to Johannesburg SA to Atlanta to Portland OR to Redmond OR and did it at my heaviest weight. Business class would have cost $12,000 so I flew coach. Exhausting!! I also found it humiliating to have to ask for a seat belt extender. The seats on small airplanes while traveling between South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia were even worse. While I fly first when possible on long hauls, I’m so very thankful to fit comfortably (well as comfortable as is possible these days) in coach.
    The other added benefit of being at a healthy weight is that when you’re obese it raises the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. On long hauls this is especially a concern.
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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurallynn View Post
    Absolutely awesome!!! I will be there the middle of September and cannot wait. You have done nothing but get me more excited. Have a great adventure!!
    What will you be doing?



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    Default Re: Tanzanian Safari

    Thanks for sharing. Awesome pics. I love animals so that just made my heart happy. I know what you mean about fat flying. The flights I have taken post sleeve have been a million times more comfortable then when I was filling up that seat like a sardine. I love all the room. LOL.



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