Guess this is really happening! Cleared customs and immigration and am in Auckland waiting for my final flight right now.
Mistake #1, don't leave your sleeping pills and Advil in your checked bag before starting a 25 hour duration set of flights. Mistake #2, avoid 25 hours of flying.
Something I've heard a lot in recent days is that people hope I find what I'm looking for. The truth is, I'm pretty sure I have no idea what I'm looking for but hopefully I do before I find it.
Also, posts won't always be added when I write them given my sporadic Internet for this trip.