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Auckland, NZ

Ok, I've made it to Auckland. Finally. That plane ride was not my idea of fun. 13 hour flight and I slept a grand total of 1 hour. Had a long sleep last night so I' all rested up and ready to go today, but the weather isn't that ready anymore. Highs of 59F and winds of 30-40 mph for the next 3 days are being forcasted. I'm planning on just hanging around Auckland the next 4 or 5 days and then hopping on a NZ bus tour that takes backpackers around the North and South islands, stopping at all the sites along the way. So pretty much I'm thinking I won't have any new blog entries for about a week or so. The tour is supposed to take about a 25 days, but you can hop off and stay longer in certain towns then bet back on the next bus that comes through so I'm thinking it'll be at least a month-long tour. Now, what to do in Auckland for a few days??

Posted by vegasmbj 16:26 Archived in New Zealand Comments (2)

This is not a good start......

I think most people would agree that having a plan of action when starting a new endeavor is a good thing. Sure, there are those people that are at their best when blindly diving into a new experience and letitng the chips fall where they may, so to speak. I usually fall in the 'planner' category, myself. By making the decision to go on this world tour many months ago I was able to devote a lot of time to planning out where I wanted to go and what to bring with me. Perhaps I've had too much time to plan. After I strolled up to the check-in counter at LAX the ticket agent informed me that I need to have a round-trip ticket to New Zealand, not just the one-way ticket that I had purchased. I had read about making sure you have a round trip ticket when visiting certain countries to gain entry, I just didn't realize that this was a necessity in order to gain entry to New Zealand. I don't know, maybe its a necessity for entrance into every country. Anyways, I had to purchase a return ticket (that I probably won't use) for twice the amount of my original one-way ticket. Ouch. That one hurt a bit. It seems like ever since my gainful employment, was terminated I've been spending a ton of money. Funny how that works. Well, lesson learned. I'm sure I'll learn a few more traveling lessons along the way, but hopefully they all won't be so expensive. Ok.....i'm on my way. Next entry will be from New Zealand, hopefully.

Posted by vegasmbj 22:24 Archived in USA Comments (2)

Coming soon....

Location: Montana

Ok, everyone I know I've had the blog set up for awhile without actually writing anything, but my first entry is coming soon. I'll try to have something written by 9/18/10 before I fly to New Zealand.

Posted by vegasmbj 12:49 Archived in USA Comments (0)

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