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The Depature! (New Zealand)

Time to leave! Onwards to China!

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Right so its time to finally leave New Zealand! Because i recently bought that longboard i had to find a way to be able to take it with me, Also i had picked up some extra Things like boxing gloves etc, So my 45 Litre bag was no longer going to cut it, So i had to decide to invest in a 70 Litre bag to carry my extra things, I remember the day i recieved my 3 Month China Visa, I booked the tickets right away! And had them booked to leave the next day! I remember packing my Bag, and because i had this huge 17” Laptop i was thinking no way am i going to be able to take this, My flight was the next day so i was in a bit of trouble.... So i had to sell it,

No one in the hostel needed a laptop, let alone one so big, So i had to sell it at a pawn shop, I remember the first one i went to, They said they can only give 300 NZ $, I thought this was no good, Though i didnt pay LOADS for it , as i bought it of Tom also, Anyway i went to a “Bigger Pawn Shop”, They were interested in it, But as they checked online the laptop was selling BRAND NEW for 450$ NZ , Waaah! Because Dell had an offer, How ANNOYING!, The other shop didnt look quite so good, So i took the risk to go back there and try my luck, Surprise surprise i was right, They didnt bother to check online for the laptop and i manged to get 300$ NZ for it! Not bad haha , i done over a pawn shop =P NICE...Heheh, Also i had some other training equipment, Which i didnt want to bring (Wish i had now though)...So i decided to send that home, And also bought a gift for the Family, as i was not going to send anything back without giivng them something also =D, So all of that was done and i still had 3 hours yet before i had to leave for the airport, Though i was so worried because about my Longboard i am not sure if they would let me strap it to my bag,

Upon arrival in the airport, I see my worries were not needed because it was not a problem to bring it, And there i was sitting in the plane waiting to leave to Auckland, then a connection flight to Shanghai! I got the ticket for around 900$ NZ which is not so bad to say how far away i was....Anyway The Plane was Super nice, food was great, I didnt sleep so well on the plane but thats normal...Still i had many onboard movies to watch and i watched some Chinese ones of course hehee....Anyway when i was to awake i would be in China airpspace...So excited!! Hehhee, I also had my mind set on quitting smoking ciggarettes when i was in China, So sure enough.... My last smoke was on the day of my flight at about 6pm, I was to fly at 8pm....

Posted by MonkHermit 22:06 Archived in New Zealand

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