Archive for May, 2007

Thirteenth Letter from New Zealand

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

May 13-20 I’m not going to make the northern end of the North Island this trip. It’d be nice, but it’s another several-hour drive up from Bay of Islands. Two things I would have liked to see are the 90-mile beach with its huge dunes, and the place where the two seas (Tasman and Pacific) […]

Three letters from China

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

First letter from China April 6-9, 2007 We were delighted to find that we could fly Singapore Airlines from Auckland to Beijing; we still talk about the first time we flew with them fifteen years ago. Economy Class felt like First Class. The stewardesses were enchanting, the food was fabulous, the décor exquisite. Unfortunately, Singapore […]

Twelfth letter from New Zealand

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

May 1- 12 May 1 is Sylv’s birthday, but of course she’s not here to celebrate it. What she’s doing is going down to the local pub in Pontllanfraith (the town in Wales where her mom is) with her brother and his wife for dinner and Quiz Night! I had a couple more interviews this […]

Eleventh Letter from New Zealand

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

April 22-May 1 There was no April 22, really – the flight from Beijing to Singapore took off at 12:05AM Sunday morning Beijing time and the flight from Singapore to Auckland landed at about eleven that night Auckland time. About 19 hours elapsed body time, I think –or maybe that’s collapsed body time! I watched […]