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Auckland day 1

rain 21 °C
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Early waking after 12 hours sleep (That was needed).
We both felt strong again and ready to conquer Auckland.

Eva Edwards picked us up around nine for a sightseeing.
We started off to see the western part of Auckland.
Due to the rain and winds we had lunch in the car instead of the Piha beach.
Then we went to beautiful One tree hill but it was really cold so we just ran out of the car for 20 seconds.
We actually saw the sun for at least 20 seconds at Mission bay and no rain so we took a walk on the beach.
After a few minutes it began to rain again so we went back to the car and was invited for coffe at Evas and Damons house.
Where we also met the sons Alexander and Simon.
We are so glad that Eva took her time to show us the best parts of Auckland.
Despite the ugly weather it was a wonderful trip.
Before dropping us off at our hostel Damon took us on a sightseeing tour in the harbour.

Thanks Eva, Damon, Alexander and Simon for a great day!

Positive girls One tree hill

Positive girls One tree hill

Trail at Waitakere

Trail at Waitakere

Maria and Eva at Waitakere

Maria and Eva at Waitakere

Posted by mariahenke 23:18 Archived in New Zealand Tagged auckland Comments (2)

Arrived in Auckland

rain 18 °C
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After 30 hours of travel time we finally arrived in Auckland soooooooo tired.

As we told you before the flight to London was delayed so the trip plan was rescheduled.
First we travelled to Peking with manually written tickets, Air China was not the best airline to fly with, bad service and very basic comfort.

In Peking we were escorted to a new terminal, through all security checks and immigration offices.
20 minutes before the plane was about to leave for Hong Kong we were stopped and escorted to the Immigration police office.
Apparently Air China and British Airways has no cooperation agreement.
Instead we were booked on a flight to Hong Kong with Dragon Air a few hours later.

From Hong Kong we finally managed to catch up with our original flight plan. Cathay Pacific offered great service and good comfort.

In Auckland we checked in on Base Backpacker. Location is great top floor next to Skycity Tower.
The room however is freezingly cold due to centrally managed AC.

We managed to stay awake until 6 pm after having a fast dinner at Mc Donalds.

Posted by mariahenke 22:38 Archived in New Zealand Tagged auckland Comments (0)

Finally in Hong Kong

Bad weather in London forced us to go to Beijing and from there to Hong Kong.
Which was not easy due to missing agreements between air companies etc. etc.
Flight to Auckland will leave in one hour.

Posted by mariahenke 04:27 Archived in China Tagged hongkong 2012 Comments (0)

Orkidé före

rain 3 °C

Orkidé innan Linnea påbörjat sitt bevattningsuppdrag.

Orkidé före

Orkidé före

Posted by mariahenke 10:53 Archived in Sweden Tagged sverige 2012 gröndal Comments (2)

Checka in Maria?


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Om Maria får plats i resväskan behöver vi bara lösa en biljett.....

Packfoton

Packfoton

Posted by mariahenke 04:55 Archived in Sweden Tagged sverige 2012 gröndal Comments (1)

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