New Zealand, Day #1 - Arrival, Long Bay Beach, Muriwai Beach

Friday, February 16, 2018:
I left this crappy weather for the warmer climate of New Zealand with my boyfriend to visit his sister and her husband.

We flew to Calgary from Winnipeg, then to Vancouver, and then the long stretch of 14 hours to Auckland. The above picture was at the Vancouver airport. I love aquariums!

We bought these cool boarding pass and passport holders at Bentley. As we had a pile of boarding passes with three flights and they were on sale for $8!

Air New Zealand had some pretty wicked food. Dinner was this paneer and mixed veg with rice, a green salad, fresh fruit, a whole wheat bun, and cheese and crackers. I ate mostly everything for dinner and saved the cheese and crackers for a snack.

Breakfast was more Indian food (which I love) of paneer and chick peas with mini naan bread, fresh fruit, and a yogurt.

We arrived at the Auckland airport at around 5:30AM Auckland time - which is 19 hours ahead of home. So we lost almost an entire day by the time we got here. (We started Friday morning, traveled for almost 24 hours, and reached Sunday morning.) I think it worked out well because we had a 2 hour nap and got up around 10AM and we went out for the day.

We headed out to Long Bay Beach which is on the North East coast of Auckland for some rays and swimming. It was a bit cloudy that day but was still quite warm, considering we left sub zero temperatures at home.

After a photo shoot we packed up and were going to head home but decided to get on the site seeing right away, so we went to Muriwai Beach which is west of Auckland.

This is New Zealand's Sky Tower. We didn't go up but it looked pretty neat. We wrapped up our first day with a home cooked meal made by Nisha, my boyfriend's sister.

More posts to follow with our adventures from each day!!! If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to post a comment below! :)

-- Kelsey


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