Scattered Showers

Sitting in the Koru Club at the domestic terminal of the Auckland airport right now and I have to say that this is definitely the nicest domestic lounge I’ve ever seen. There is a full spread of hot and cold breakfast foods out on buffet, as well as coolers full of drinks available for self-service. Free WiFi, plenty of room to spread out in comfy chairs, a massage chair, a business center with free computer/internet use and probably some other cool things I’ve not seen yet. They’re actually announcing the flights, and the entire staff is supremely friendly, though I’m pretty sure that in at least one case it is just the guy flirting with the passenger.

Yesterday was spent walking around Auckland in the morning, getting to see one of the oldest cemeteries in the city (if not the oldest) on Symmonds road, as well as meandering through the Auckland Domain, their version of Central Park.

Then another park and on to lunch at Hammerheads, a great seafood place overlooking the harbor and downtown Auckland. I managed to be an hour off in my recollection of when our reservation was, so we had time for an extra drink at the bar. And despite the rain showers throughout the afternoon we still had some pretty impressive views.

We had some rain this morning, but the skies are clearing up now and it looks like it’s going to be a great day.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.