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Travelling Home (Part 2): Hong Kong to Auckland

Part One Continued… Paris to Hong Kong: My plane ride to Hong Kong from Paris was about 11 hours long, most of which was spent sleeping, as I wanted to conserve as much energy as possible for my full day in Hong Kong. Because the flight from Paris had been delayed by an hour, it meant that I had 13 hours to kill in Hong Kong, rather than 14, so in the end, it wasn’t too bad. Once arriving in Hong Kong I went through customs and headed to the luggage hold where I could store my carry-on suitcase while I left the airport. I then went to go find the public bus that would take me to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal. I was quite nervous about going out and about in Hong Kong by myself. Although I had been on my own in London and Paris, London was a place where people all spoke English and I had lived in France for three months so I felt like I was quite familiar with …

Plane hopping and duty free shopping

And so, the adventure has begun! At 11am on the morning of the 24th of June, I arrived at Auckland International Airport ready to hop on a plane to Hong Kong. There had been a little bit of a drama the night before- some French unions had proposed a strike that could’ve affected a whole lot of flights coming in anad out of France, luckily ours wasn’t one of them! Saying goodbye to the family was tough. There were a few tears, but as soon as I was through the gates, the sadness was quickly replaced with excitement. The first flight was good. I stayed awake the whole 11 hours or so hours watching movies and TV and we landed in Hong Kong Airport at about 9.30pm Hong Kong time, which was around 1am NZ time. We were feeling tired, but still had 3 hours to kill before our flight to Paris.During this time we wandered around the duty free stores, bought a few cheeky items from M.A.C and some chocolate and lollies before heading to maccas for a quick feed ( I was hoping to have some nice Asian food, but I wasn’t too …