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Welcome to my personal travel journal! If you don't know me, that's OK! I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of my adventures and misadventures, and hopefully learn something new about a corner of the world.

Recent updates:
2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
2015-10-05: Day 7 of Niue in 2011.
2015-09-29: Day 6 of Niue in 2011.

For list of trips, see TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Monday, May 30, 2011

30 May 2011:

To get on the plane, I have to wear jackets and thick clothing, and shove items in my pockets, as my discount tickets only allow a 7 pound carry-on, which I used for my 4.5 month trip. Here's a nice view of morning in Auckland on take-off. You can see how Auckland is sandwiched between the Tasman (lower body of water) and the Pacific.

Rough notes:
http://mandarinmanmarktravelnotes.blogspot.com/2011/05/2011-nz-to-sf-day-17.html