Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hi from Auckland
Hey - I am back in the land of the long white cloud but everything is slightly hazy. I am waiting here at the airport to grab a flight to Gisborne and there is free internet so why not update you on my trip from H...
I shouldn't say that really because there were some nice parts to it. When Mark and I arrived in Guayaquil we spotted a couple from the english congregation who were flying back to the States and their plane was leaving 10 minutes after mine. That made Mark happy because he could leave me in their capable hands and get himself back on the bus to Cuenca.
Flight to Chile was fine - it arrived in Santiago at 5am and I waited patiently until 9.30pm in the airport expecting to get on my flight to NZ. Not to be - it was cancelled and at 11.45pm I finally found my way into the bed airline provided. In the Sheraton no less! Shame I couldn't enjoy it for long as we had to be back out at the airport at 7am. The plane left at 10 thankfully but sadly that meant that I missed my connection to Gisborne. I was able to buy another ticket though (and it cost a pretty penny) - it leaves at 6.10pm - I should arrive to meet my grand daughter at 7.10pm after 62 hours travelling and only 6 hours proper sleep. Oh the joys.
Anyway that's what happens with travelling so you just got to go with it. At least I am safe and sound - I bet I look a right sight though!