After all the New Year shenanigans, with a few days to pack and recover, Aisling and I leave early for Sydney airport and head to New Zealand for a two week Red Carpet Lord of The Rings Tour. We fly into Auckland to begin the tour. We get there one day before the start date and stay in a hotel not too far from the city. Our flight is with jetstar – the flights were almost $200 each way. Not too bad for a 3 hour flight! Although jetstar do not take cash on their planes – so if you want a drink make sure you have your card handy. Or, you can pre order! Other than that we had no qualms with the flight or the airline. Its basically an Australian version of easy jet, You get what you pay for!
Its always tricky knowing what you’ll need to take to the beach. Especially if you’re from England – how many times do you visit a beach in England! And Brighton is a little different from the shore lines of Australia.
For New Years Day, Aisling and I went to an evening production of Aladdin at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. It was AMAZING. Not just the production itself, the Theatre to. The whole evening was incredible and we had the best time. The minute you walk into the entrance (theres two – either one is impressive) you’re taken back by how cool the inside is, well we were anyway.