09 September 2005

Too Many Miles

So, it's about 3000 miles from San Francisco to New York City. 3,000 miles from Bishkek takes you to Athens, St. Petersburg, Seoul, Sri Lanka, Djibouti, or Phnom Penh.

Bishkek to Baghdad is the same as Boston to Denver.

New Orleans to Boise, San Francisco to Dallas, and Bishkek to Katmandu are all the same.

Bishkek to Tibet equals Chicago to New York City

Bishkek is about the same latitude as the Utah/Idaho border, Madrid, Rome, and Beijing.

Bishkek to Madras equals Salt Lake City to New York City.

And finally, these are all the same: Bishkek to Moscow, Bishkek to Beijing, San Francisco to Pittsburgh, and the width of Kazakhstan.

We are closer to Samarqand here in Bishkek than Salt Lake is to San Francisco.

Aren't you glad you know that now?


  1. yes, I am glad. Keep it up.

  2. Goodness, I did not realize that.

    Sometimes this is a small ole world, isn't it?