Round the world without odour eaters
Easter Island (7)
French Polynesia (11)
Hong Kong (8)
New Zealand/Aotearoa (50)
* The End
* Day 189: London baby!
* Day 188: Museums
* Day 187: MTR
* Day 186: Kowloon Park
* Day 185: Peak tram
* Day 184: Central and Admiralty
* Day 183: Fly away
* Day 182: last day in Kiwiland
* Day 181: Auckland
* Day 180: Bouncy pillow
* Day 179: Christchurch
* Day 178: Christchurch
* Day 177: Fairlie
* Day 176: Hooker valley
* Day 175: Mt Cook/Aoraki NP
* Day 174: Oamaru
* Day 173: Dunedin cafe culture
* Day 172: Taieri Gorge Railway
* Day 171: Otago Peninsula
September 27, 2004
I'm quite sad, because Keiron is on a plane to Lima, Peru at the moment. This morning, the taxi came to pick us up at five, so it was an early start and the bright neon lights at Heathrow made me feel like a rabbit in the headlights.
It was a typical grey autumn morning in the UK. At Heathrow, people were only just starting to trickle in and most of the shops were still closed. There wasn't even a queue for checking in Keiron's rucksack. People were leaving their luggage unattended in spite of loads of warnings not to do so, and the man sitting next to us gave me full view of his huge 'butt crack' when he bent over to pick up his news paper from the floor. Ugh.
Keiron and I were both doing fine until time was up and he had to go through departures, which was quite emotional. I still find it hard to believe I won't see him until end of January 2005... this will be the longest we have ever been apart. I know this was our choice, but we also knew it was not going to be all that easy.
At least we'll be on the same continent from November onwards, when I fly from Havana to Santiago...
To make myself feel better, I engaged in some retail therapy (thermal underpants!) and emailed some of my friends to arrange meeting up with them when I'm in Belgium. At least there is a lot to look forward to, so I won't be sad for too long !
Posted by Nathalie on September 27, 2004 04:23 PM
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