Further to my post on long flights, here are some more counter-intuitive facts about distances on the globe, that I hope to add to over time.
- Africa is closer to Canada than to the US.
- Oslo-Seattle (7352km) is less than Paris-Miami (7385km)!
- Moscow-Beijing (5807km) is less than Melbourne-Singapore (6057km).
- Indonesia is big – some 5300km from the southern Papua New Guinea border to the westernmost point of Sumatra. This is more than the distance between London and Afghanistan!
- Tokyo is closer to Port Moresby, PNG (5058km) than Kuala Lumpur (5233km)!