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Sunday, January 24, 2010

A cover's remarkable 19,751 km. journey from Vienna (Wien), Austria to Diekirch!

 

(1)

Vienna (Wien), Austria
May 25, 1922

 

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(2)

Vienna to Hong Kong
July 1, 1922

Distance:  Vienna to Hong Kong = 8738 km. (5430 miles)

 

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Hong Kong to Port Tawfik & Port Said, Egypt

July 31, 1922

Distance:  8014 km. (4980 miles)

 

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Port Said, Egypt to Diekirch [b/s]

August 11, 1922

Distance:  2999 km. (1864 miles)

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Direct route:  767 km. (476 miles)

This route:  19,751 km. (12,274 miles)

 

Perhaps the Vienna mail clerk had enjoyed excessive libations at lunch before routing this letter -- which is clearly addressed to Diekirch, Luxemburg -- to Hong Kong.

 

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