We felt it appropriate to hit up the Ferry Ale House and bring in the new year to the immortal genius of Jordan Luck. If you haven't picked up on our blog name, Airway Spies was one of The Exponents first singles released a good six years before either of us were born and nine years before the traditional Kiwi anthem Why does love do this to me. Despite being mostly surrounded by our parents' generation and possibly the only three people to be checked for ID all night, we toasted 2013 in style and tequila. Now that the festivities are over and we are four days away from leaving the country things are getting a bit more exciting. Visas for Cambodia and Vietnam have been approved online, packs are packed and jabs have all been jabbed. We have also reached the point where we realised New Zealand is not the place to buy clothes for Russia so we are relying on buying some of the major items when we get to Beijing - hopefully some cheap North Face gear will do the trick. On a side note we have also been given crazy neon light poi to take travelling with us from Home of Poi. Like most Kiwi kids I had made my own from newspaper and wool when in Primary School and diligently practiced the basic twirls and swings (all the time thinking how awesome I must look). These things however are on a whole new level and change colours as you swing them around. The only issue is now we need to learn how to use them properly - I'm seeing some busking potential here. Poi on The Great Wall or Poi on Mt Vesuvius maybe? I'm especially looking forward to explaining them to customs in a country where I speak none of the language. Here's to 2014 and the first leg of our trip next week, South East Asia.
Rachael and Jeremy