Day 00: It begins

As most Australians celebrated a horse race, Mardi and I lit out of Canberra for our sixth New York City odyssey. 

Luigi didn’t want us to go, the other felines and canine eagerly awaited the arrival of Auntie Karen who will pamper the zoo for the next month 

We woke up at around 3am and some 33 hours later reached our favourite AKA Hotel on 44th Street in Midtown. We did have a dramatic start to our journey when our cab ran a little late and we missed our first flight out of Canberra. After a few tense minutes, we were moved to another flight, via Sydney instead of Melbourne. Luckily the Sydney flights to LAX had a few spare seats and we were moved across without any real impact on the overall journey. 

The journey, while arduous, was comfortable. We enjoyed an upgrade from Qantas, plus spent time in the First Lounges in Sydney and LAX. A short delay out of LAX, but a tail wind saw us land a few minutes early into NYC. 

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE 14 hour flight from Sydney to LAX Afro me was the movie Inside Out. So depressing, sad, happy and thought provoking all at the same time. If you get a chance, check it out. 

The weather on arrival is perfect, our room is perfect and we are looking forward to an enjoyable and relaxing month in the big apple.

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