Two sleeps before I escape Christchurch

Not that I’m trying to escape – I love this city but you know it has been a long winter and the huge tractor beam that is an LA summer is a massive reason to slip out of the country for a few weeks. I’ll be looking to post a bit to my travel blog while I’m over there (there’s a feed in the top right of this blog) but I can’t promise too much, I mean what sort of holiday is it if I’m spending all my time at some dingy internet cafe watching the second hand on my watch because every minute is another dollar …

It’s been an action-packed week leading up to departure and I’ll break it down into nice little paragraphs (because that’s the kind of organised writer I am) …

Christchurch – My gift to you is good weather!

Less than two weeks and I’ll be cramped up in cattle class getting my money’s worth of free dinner rolls and gin & tonics as we make our way across the Pacific ocean to touch down at the famed LAX – I can’t wait. I loved backpacking around SE Asia but America seems like more of a challenge, like this is a place that gets right in your grill and says ‘hey you whaddya looking at’. I’m pretty sure I’ll get mugged, shot at and frisked for drugs before I even get through customs. But I don’t think it’ll phase me – I’ll just be like o wow this is so cool, it’s just like I’m in the movies … yeh!