Place 49 – Day 1: Auckland πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ – An Exciting Year Ahead!Β 

πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏKia Ora!πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ

We woke up and Kim went out to get some breakfast. We had  a pain au chocolate with strawberries whilst watching some TV. 

We showered and did the last bit of packing then we left to grab an Uber to the airport. 

We were flying from Gold Coast Airport, rather than Brisbane, so we left around 13:00 and got there about 14:15. 

The airport is very swanky and new looking! 

We sorted out our bags and used the machine to check in, then we headed to the oversized baggage counter to check in the ice hockey kit. They were kind enough to do all of our bags at the same time, so that made it easier! We headed through security and grabbed some food at Red Rooster, which was pretty scrumptious! 

We sat and ate whilst playing some UNO. We then went to the international departure area, but it was closed! They eventually opened it and we went through a liquid security check and then we got to our gate and waited. 

We got on the plane (late!) and it was new and fancy! The seats are nice and comfy and, better still, we had a whole row to ourselves! 

The flight was just 2hrs 55mins, but we got to Auckland at around 23:15. 

We are staying at a hotel for tonight due to the late arrival, just by the airport, so we got a free shuttle bus to the hotel and plan to just sleep until checkout tomorrow! 

In case you didn’t know, we’ve decided to live in New Zealand for a year, Auckland specifically, so we will be here for a year. Curtis got an IT Support Job and Kim is looking to do some Au Pairing as well as getting a pub job or something similar. Curtis has signed for an ice hockey team in the BHL/FHL in Auckland also so he will be doing that whilst in Auckland! 

It’s an exciting time and a great opportunity for us… We’re very excited, why not keep reading our blog to see what we get up to? 

We can confirm that, just because we are living in NZ and not traveling, this doesn’t mean we won’t do awesome things and therefore the blog will still be uploaded daily!

Who says we finish traveling after a year in NZ? πŸ˜‰


– Mr & Mrs Hale 

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