Sydney to Auckland

Trip Start Aug 04, 2012
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Trip End Aug 20, 2012


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Flag of New Zealand  , North Island,
Saturday, August 4, 2012

I took a shuttle to the Sydney airport at 6:15 this morning and caught a 9:25 flight to Auckland. I only had to turn my watch forward two hours, so at least there wasn't any jet lag to deal with this time. Plus they served me some awesome stir fry on the plane, even though it was only a three hour flight. This is why I love Qantas.

My Grand Explorer tour with Contiki didn't start until the following morning, so I had an extra night in Auckland to do whatever I wanted. So, what did I do? Tried to take care of the issues with my sim card. Exciting, I know. Apparently my mom wasn't getting any of my texts, and I wasn't getting hers. But if I called, then it would connect. So I tried calling customer service using the hotel phone, and they were no help. It just ended up costing a ton of money to find out that they had no idea what the problem was. Apparently ekit (the horrible company we chose) at least had a website where my mom could read the failed texts that I tried to send. So, we decided that I would just text her every day and she wouldn't be able to respond, which was kind of nice... Just kidding! Don't hurt me, Mommy!

Anyway, by the time I was done dealing with that whole mess, it was starting to get dark. I didn't like the idea of wandering around an unfamiliar city alone at night, so I just watched TV until I fell asleep instead. But hey, at least I was in New Zealand!
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