Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
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With three boarding passes in hand (Paraparaumu-Auckland, Auckland-Sydney, Sydney-Los Angeles), the taxi arrived just before 3pm. Paraparaumu being rather small, it probably took us more time to navigate our luggage in and out of the boot of the taxi (or trunk -- got to get that American English lingo down pat!) than it did to actually drive to the airport! Our baggage balancing skills are once again second to none, with ...
When I think about what I want to refocus on though, they all seem to be "adult" things. The job, the career, the car, the place to live, the financial security, and then the next trip. This isn't really a surprise. This trip was a last chance to be a bit irresponsible and self-indulgent. I'm going to be 28 years old in a few weeks. I'm never going to stop travelling and exploring, but from here on out it's going to be in a different way. I ...
... arm rests only went up to a 45 degree angle), took some sleeping aids, and had the best airplane sleep of my life. I think I managed almost 5 hours!! (Not wonderful, given that in the last 40 hours, I had only slept for 3 of them...But still better than nothing). When I woke up, most others were sleeping, and we still had 8 hours to go. They fed me snacks, so that I wasn't hungry. During the many hours in-air, I caught up on several shows and movies, including Big Bang theory. ...
... and it's goodbye Auckland - so go while you can. There's also 2 distinct areas as due to the import/export trade increasing more and more land was reclaimed from the sea; half of Auckland is therefore stupidly hilly and the other half along the beachfront is dead flat. Road names are also bizarre as 'Beach Road' is now 2 blocks away from the front due to the reclaimed land. Auckland also seems to be home to the world's worst spelling mistake correction EVER!! (Please ...
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