I am currently in Sidney, my last stop before Auckland – finally the end is in sight!
This is a free internet terminal, so I can't take it up for too long, and I need to get my boarding pass for Auckland anyway – but let me just tell you one thing: NEVER EVER have an eight hour lay-over over night! Because, as bad as such a long and tedious flight is, the worst was by far the time I was forced to hang around Dubai Airport. I did manage to catch a couple of hours of restless sleep, but I felt like shit when it was finally time to board. And really – is it necessary to take 36 hours for a 25 hours flight (which is what I'll have behind me in about six hours)?
But I did meet a couple of nice people on the plane from Dubai to Sidney – a girl from Germany and an Australia-born teacher from Abu Dabi (Arab Emirates). Sitting next to each other for hours and hours and hours brings people close – and Anja (the German) and I are hoping to meet up when I get to Sidney again in a month. We will see – now I'm off to get my boarding pass and sit around and wait for a couple of hours…
I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep – let's hope the jetlag won't be too much of a killer!
Sending all of you hugs from down under!