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... attention when I read it... Anyway we've never been late for anything yet so how bad can it be? Well... We had to leave at 07:30 instead of 13:30 so that was a bit of a bummer, and then, on the highway that had been so clear and traffic-free the day before, we ended up sat in a massive traffic jam... Time passed, sighs and looks to the sky began to happen, blood pressures began to rise... The flight was leaving at 09:10 and at 08:30 we still hadn't made it ...
The 10 hour flight from Johannesburg to Sydney wasn't too bad. I slept, was well fed, and watched plenty of inflight telly. You weren't TOO bad Qantas, apart from all the old (not good looking) flight attendants, oh, and the chipped drinking glass that you weren't very apologetic about! Next was a 2 hour wait at Sydney airport. That wasn't too bad either. Plenty of shops to browse at and free wifi. The Sydney to Auckland flight was only 2 1/2 hours ...
... for and went back to the Gare de Lyon (next to our hotel). Incidentally, this station is beautiful. Its in our photos, and it reminds me of the station in the film "Hugo". Our hotel was right next to it, and there are also a few really good brasseries across the road. So it was lunch in one of these and one of my favourite times of the trip, a glass of wine and a Croque Monsieur, seated on an outside table, watching the world go by. Maybe next time I'm ...
... they are removed or what place cousin they are is too confusing and my headand yours will hurt for days) At lunch Jim told us about his 4 kids (more cousins). The next day Jim's oldest daughter, Maroussia, picked us up down town and hosted us in her home for the next 5 days. When we arrived in Auckland we had no idea where we would be sleeping after the second night. But thanks to the Boyack hospitality we were set up. And that was just the beginning.
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... in it! He was fine, so either they were wrong or he's not allergic to almonds.
After dinner Ruari and I nipped up the Sky Tower a second time for a night time view over the city. It claims to be the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, although I think they have some stiff competition now in Australia. It was a free trip because we'd skywalked that day and it was nice to get two different views of Auckland.