I have just checked into my hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand. Somebody pinch me! I can’t believe I am really here. Nothing like 26 hours of flying to make me realize it is actually happening.
The flights went very well. I managed to get a row to myself on the 16 hour red eye to Australia. I got about 10 hours of sleep and watched 2 movies. I went through NZ customs without anything getting taken. They are very strict about clean shoes and food, but I made it without any problem.
The medical team is all in the same hotel, so we are meeting up at a well known burger place for dinner. Then, tomorrow we spend the day at the CDC (clothing distribution center ) doing paper work, getting flu shots and continuing with more training.