May 9, 2010: Auckland, New Zealand
05.08.2010 62 °F
From New York it was just 24 short hours to Auckland, New Zealand where I was graciously greeted by the stopping of an empty baggage carousel - the airline has lost my one and only bag (a backpack of course). They tried to comfort me with the fact that the bag should arrive in at least 24 hours, though they are unsure of its whereabouts. So now I am really down to the basics: I have on a tee shirt and leggings and with me is my trusty camera and laptop (the latter two being of the utmost importance fortunately).
I have checked into my hostel and it has a lovely rooftop deck, where I am writing from now, as well as a jacuzzi - which I hope to use later. I am going to peruse through the dozens of information brochures on Auckland and will soon decide what shenanigans to get into today. All while keeping my fingers crossed in hopes of receiving my backpack sooner rather than later.