17.02.2015: Auckland, New Zealand — Singapore
Our multiple alarms — multiple, following my Mum’s advice — rang at 4am, 4.05am, and 4.10am. We awoke punctually at 4am, thus leaving ourselves flustered and slightly irritated as our groggy 4am selves kept forgetting to switch off the subsequent alarms so we ended up having to run back to our phone every five minutes to switch the remaining alarms off. Breakfast in the airport was quick — smoothies and sandwiches — before I posed with a llama (below) and we trailed into the plane with the rest of the passengers.
We were (and still are) thankful for having gotten permission from our parents to go for this trip, for the safety we enjoyed, the sights we saw and the friends we made. This was the first time either of us had gone off for a trip without our parents/ school teachers, and it will forever be remembered as ‘the first trip as (sort of) grown-ups’. Our adventures brought us far from home, but closer to each other. I’m so glad I found a true friend in You, Niki. ❤