Home sweet home with Giardia

Auckland Travel Blog

 › entry 60 of 60 › view all entries


For the flight from Gold Coast back to Auckland, I was seated back in my allocated seat squashed between two people. They were interesting enough, especially the lady to my right.  She looks completely African but has a Chinese name and carried a Hong Kong passport.  We got chatting.  She speak and writes both Mandarin and Cantonese and studies in Taipei.  Her father is Chinese but monther Nigerian.  And in her B&W passport photo, she looked quite Chinese.  I wonder if she ever has trouble getting through immigration in any country!

Then I noticed that one of the crew was from Uzbekistan from the flag on her badge.  She was very impressed when I told her that I had just been to her embassy in KL for a visa and was off to her homeland soon.  

The flight landed in Auckland 15 minutes late and I was picked up by Kim, who had only arrived back last night.  End of another trip comprising of multiple and varied adventures.

Edit:  I went to the doctor and got myself tested for my long-lasting  but slight tummy troubles.  Positive with giardia. Because of the timing and incubation period, I put it down to the glass of tap water I had upon arrival at the apartment in Gran Canaria.  It was the perfect weight loss programme ... only two half days of real problem, and long-lasting appetite "suppresion" resulting in 2kg of weight loss!  Special antibiotics wil put an end to that though.  If I could bottle it, I'd make a lot of money.  Plus I had a middle ear infection too which didn't appear to respond to antibiotics which possibly was viral rather than bacterial.  


Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Auckland
photo by: Fulla