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The trip so far... [Aug. 9th, 2010|10:23 am]
Douglas Spencer
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We left home at around 17:15 UK time on Friday evening, getting a cab, a train and a bus to Heathrow T3 in time for a 22:15 flight.

Quantas flew us via Bangkok to Sydney, and then to Auckland -- flights of approximately 12, 8 and 3 hours respectively with some three-or-four hour waits thrown in.

And then we got a cab to Mercure Auckland, about five minutes walk from the docks and just round the corner from Equires Coffee House, where each purchase earns you an hour's free Internet. Hurrah.

So we've had 36 hours travelling, a good nights sleep, and breakfast-followed-by-second-breakfast. And there's blazing sun punctuated at widely separated random intervals by five minute spells of pouring rain.

I like New Zealand so far, it looks very pretty.

I await the day when someone invents a way of flying (which I enjoy) which doesn't involve all those take-offs and landings (which I don't).
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[User Picture]From: the_mendicant
2010-08-09 07:02 am (UTC)
I'm massively envious, its the one place I mean to get to before I die!

Hope you have a magnificent holiday xx
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[User Picture]From: flick
2010-08-09 08:03 am (UTC)
What's the weather like? February? March? April...?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2010-08-09 09:02 am (UTC)
February, I'd have said -- went out for a walk this afternoon in t-shirt and denim jacket, but by 5pm rather was wishing for an extra layer. And just dodged another very brief but very wet heavy shower.

Convention will be several hundred miles further south (colder) but three weeks later (warmer), so it's anyone's guess.
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[User Picture]From: flick
2010-08-09 09:08 am (UTC)
Yeah: general idea I was getting was warmer and sunnier and wetter than London. Packing for this trip is a sod....

Apparently, Wellington is very windy.
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2010-08-09 05:25 pm (UTC)
I need to find a way to get there without flying since I get about three days get lag on a 5 hr flight!

Teleportation?
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