That hurts you will be flying and in airports for 24+ hours. But it is worth it imho. I actually preferred it over Australia for photography. Way more dramatic landscape.
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.