Hello! My name is Aurelia and I am 17 y/o.
As I just gratuaded from high school, I am enjoying my sabbatical for six month together with my father. We stay from 16th July 2015 until 16th January 2016 at different places. Our destinations are: Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Easter Island, Chile, Texas and the Hawaiian Islands.
Hope you enjoy my stories and pictures from all over the world! All the best - -
Friday, November 27, 2015
Day 126 - Wonder Worlds from Above
Nice plane, but not ours...
were early like always before a flight, we could spend an entire hour in the
Air New Zealand lounge. So much nice food *_* Finally we could leave this cold
country and were hit by a heat shock when we left the plane in Rarotonga.
Because my dad already told me, I wasn’t this much surprised but enjoyed it
anyway: an elderly man playing the guitar and singing for the people waiting
for their luggage, sitting on a chair in the baggage claim area behind the
weren’t already spoiled enough during the flight, eating and drinking from
porcelain dishes and real glasses with fabric napkins (we were unexpectedly upgraded
to Economy plus and sat in the first row), we noticed to have public wireless
at the airport, at least as long as there were planes scheduled. What a
seen the San Andreas catastrophe movie on our flight, I was glad to see such a
wonderful world, both on Rarotonga and Aitutaki. Rarotonga pleased with its
green mountain needles, the Aitutaki atoll with its turquoise color. Arriving
in Aitutaki, we were greeted by the Queen and brought to her garden lodge where
we would spend two nights. The actually short way seemed sooooo long lasting,
because the Queen’s husband didn’t drive much faster than foot pace, and
everybody who overtook was denounced to be in a hurry. So we chugged
along the roads with my dad on the rental scooter behind us.
One corner of Aitutaki
Later in the evening, we had to make two extra
rounds with our scooter over the island. I had forgotten to take our camera out
of the Queen’s car. Although we had no street address of our hosts and were not able to call them, at the end my father found their house not far away from our Garden Lodge. Aitutaki is small enough that its about 1000 inhabitants know everyone and also know where people live. And everyone smiles when you meet him/her on the street! But we had to do some shopping anyway, and we had plenty of
time - due to the date line we were able to relive the 19th November again.