Well mum arrived in New Zealand from Australia and for once, the plane delay worked to my advantage – just got to the airport just in time. Pre-trip jitters have set in and mum and I have been wondering if we have bitten off more than we can chew.
We boarded the plane with mixed emotions and a little unsure of how it is all going to pan out. Had a stop over in Sydney for 8 hours which is a long time to hang around the international lounge. There was a smokers room which meant I was occupied for a while, but not very well ventilated – but at the end of the day I was just pleased to be able to smoke.
Food was bloody expensive, it was good to get back on the plane, although we had another layover in Singapore. Singapore airport was so much cleaner than I had imagined.
Total travel time, from Rotorua (New Zealand) to a friends place in London equaled 45 1/2 hours which included all travel and waiting time.