I know its been a while since our last update but we have been busy finishing up with work and making the rounds to see all of our friends and family before we left! Which pretty much brings us up to the day before we left.
On Sunday afternoon we left London via Greyhound to Toronto to stay with my brother for the night. He had just moved into a new place, so we helped him set up his room and explored the area a little. We went to a Vietnamese place called Pho. They had some pretty awesome food. We called it an early night as we had our plane to catch the next day at Pearson.
Jesse dropped us off at the airport around noon and we hung out until our 4:30 flight. The first flight was from Pearson to LA which was about 5.5 hours. Sami and I weren’t supposed to be sitting together, but a bunch of people did some seat switching so we ended up getting to sit together!
So we arrived in LA at about 6:35pm (3 hour time change backwards), ate some dinner in the airport and then boarded our next flight at 9:45. This one was the longest of our trip, at an estimated 12 hours from LA to Auckland.
We sat next to this really nice lady from New Zealand who offered us a place to stay in exchange for doing some garden work around her house! We may just have to take her up on that offer.
The flight itself went pretty well. The plane was enormous, and the schedule was very structured. We took off, ate dinner, dimmed the lights and slept for a while and then were woken up for breakfast. Air New Zealand has TV screens in every seat with a huge selection of TV shows and free (fairly new) movies! It was awesome. We were very impressed overall.
We landed in Auckland New Zealand at around 5:00 AM. Another 2 hour wait for us and then we headed to our last flight – 4.5 hours from Auckland to Cairns. The airport in Auckland was really nice!
The 4.5 hour flight went by very fast, with our second breakfast of the day and then a small lunch on the plane. We then landed in Cairns. Sami and I stepped foot in Australia for the first time ever!
As of right now, we have settled in our place in Cairns and are just trying to get used to the time change. It is 6:44PM Cairns time, but back in Ontario it is 4:46 AM. Quite the difference!
Anyways – to sum it all up, we spent a ton of time in airports and airplanes, but we have finally made it and we are doing our best to get settled in! PS. Its 25 degrees Celsius here, minimal humidity and we are surrounded by beautiful mountains! I’ll post some pics once we get some good ones! Thanks for reading.