Arrived in Auckland around 6am on Dec 28. Completely lost the 27th. I was really tired. The flight seemed really long for a 9 and change hr flight. I was lucky enough to not have anyone sitting beside me, even though the flight was almost full. That let me use the two seats to nap in positions so awkward and uncomfortable that you can't even imagine it. Also I seemed to be surrounded by a lot of children. One couple alone had like at least 4 on the go. They liked to take turns crying.
I got through customs pretty easily and got the Air Bus into the city. I arrived at my hostel around 7:30 hoping to take a quick nap then get up for the day. This idea was quickly sqaushed when they informed me that I couldn't check in til 1pm... 1pm!!! ugh... 5.5 hours away.. So I hung out in the lounge and napped anyway! On and off for hours..... I probably looked like an idiot, but I just didn't care.
Spent the next few days sleeping and getting settled - bank acct, phone, tax n