Wednesday, December 30, 2015

transiting

Although you can fly nonstop from Auckland to SFO, it's much cheaper if you make a few stops along the way. 
So I'm in Fiji on New Year's Eve. More accurately I'm in Fiji for 9 hours. At Raffles. 
No, not that Raffles. 
A German guy I met dropped nearly $50 for a cocktail on a stopover in Singapore
They picked me up in a free shuttle, but they are literally across the street from the airport. That's a plane. 
I'm surrounded by laughing kids going down the twisty slide and butterflies the size of small birds. 
There's even a middle-aged couple kissing under the bridge. Not a bad way to spend your last few hours in the South Pacific.