From NC to Syria is a bit over 6,000 miles. But we had to go from Raleigh to Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey to Damascus.
To be honest, I hated the long flight to Damascus. The leg from Chicago to Istanbul took about 10 hours and then the layover was a grueling 12 hours! So close to Damascus, but we had to wait!
But now I read that the 6,000 mile journey for the English settlers who went to Jamestown took 144 days and, well, my trip ain't nothin' in comparison. According to the tour guide, the #1 problem ... boredom.