I've crossed the line... the equator line that is
Trip Start Nov 10, 2005
16Trip End Nov 21, 2005
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Anyhoo, the flight to Japan was actually 10hrs and 50mins not the simple 10hrs I was expecting. Not a huge difference but something unexpected just the same.
Oops, I'm jumping ahead of myself... did you know that the Auckland Airport has changed A LOT! There is a whole new part of the building for departures, a nice flash part which impressed me a great deal
Okay, the flight was okay. I believe that I owe a huge thank you to my 24hr movie marathon experience as it taught me to sit down, do nothing and watch movies without having an aching bum. I ventured out of my seat a number of times and used an plane toilet for the first time, it's a scary experience cos man they are fast and loud flushes! I would hate to misjudge the timing on one of those things.
My first meal sucked arse... fish or lamb and I wanted the lamb but when they got down to me all I got was a "You wanted the fish didn't you?" with a menacing smile. Let's just say woo hoo for the cheese and crackers.
10hrs 50mins later we landed in Narita. Japanese airport was big, a travelator thing was taken so I could say I went on one. Then we went on a mini-monorail to get to Customs. Very cool. I managed to escape customs without too many questions... actually, no questions at all which was a surprise considering that I saw four people ahead of me being taken "over to the side" which is never a good sign. Then it was time to catch a bus to Tokyo - more sitting down doing nothing but at least I can say I was doing nothing in a brand new hemisphere!
Stay tuned for my first Tokyo sights and adventures...