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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Monday, 17 November 2014

Day 1: Auckland, New Zealand

"Travel and explore and tell the world the glories of a journey..." - John Hope Franklin

Day 1: Friday, 7 November 2014
Route: KL - Auckland - Christchurch

Our MAS flight to Auckland which was supposed to depart at 08:55 was delayed for almost an hour. The 10 hour flight was uneventful, most of the time spent listening to Classic Rock.

(Greetings from the Lord of the RIngs cast) 
We reached Auckland International Airport at 01:00 New Zealand time, 5 hours earlier than Malaysia inclusive of one hour day-light saving. By the time we checked-out and claimed our luggage, it was almost 02:30. The weather was 10 C and quite chilly.

(A huge imposing statue of a dwarf)

Our connecting domestic flight on Air New Zealand to Christchurch was at 06:30 so we had ample time for an early breakfast of pancakes and a cup of hot chocolate at McDonalds. At the arrival lobby, we bought a local Vodafone sim card to be used during our trip. We collected as much brochures and pamphlets about interesting places in south island New Zealand to assist in our routing later.

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