In transit - NZ to Australia
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This was the first time we had attended the international lounge of Auckland airport. Not a bad place really. It had a number of duty free shops and a number of duty unfree shops also. We enjoyed roving these shops so much that we actually bought a watch (which ceased to be a watch and instead became a fashion accessory as soon as we hopped on the plane it ran out of batteries).
Being new to travel we decided to go with all the fittings. We bought new pants for the trip, ear plugs, sleeping blowy upy neck things, natural ginger sickness pills (which really socked it to us) and a pair of thrombosis socks each. These socks were designed to be unisex but I think they looked a lot better on Hannah because the hair on my legs stuck straight through them.
As for our fellow travellers, we had a pirate who was dressed in pink (he honestly looked like a pirate - we half expected him to say 'arrr' every time he asked for some more water or a serviette). There was a woman who had a very loud laugh and no awareness of it. She punctuated our waking moments with loud bellows which made people look at each other with a grin on one side of their face and a grimace squished onto the other.
Our first stop was Australia. We were greeted in the tourist area by a manniquin wearing a 'G'day mate!' tee-shirt. It was puke yellow. That, as well as an uncomfortable stop in a well used lavatory, sums up our time in Aus.
This seems to be a good point to inject some musings I had while in the land of the big rock in the desert.
Anyway, back to the blog: I have to say that the food on Emirates is all it’s cracked up to be. Behind ever meal is another (if you want it). You have a menu, free beer (apparently some people find flying drunk is easier), a face wipe (unseasoned), carrots and everything.
Next stop Dubai!