Aug. 26th, 2009 01:14 pm
steffish: (fly)
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OMFG I've been haemorrhaging money for the past 3 days, someone help! I need to have some money left when I actually reach Japan!


As I had expected, my problem with packing isn't so much the volume of stuff as the weight... My big suitcase is only about 2/3 full but about 16/17 kg already... I think I'll just end up having to pay excess baggage, because none of this stuff is unnecessary.

But... $40 per kg O_o REALLY?

I'd gone and spent way too much money on all the toiletries I'll need, but now I'm having to get smaller bottles to try and reduce the weight. What a waste of money :/


When I get back from Japan I might change banks, because mine is so useless for travellers. I went in on Monday to get travellers cheques (late, I know) and the woman on the counter wasn't sure, but didn't think they did them anymore. She checked, and sure enough the National Bank doesn't sell travellers cheques, only the new travel cards (well then why does their website still say they sell them...) And those travel cards? They don't sell them in Yen. So what am I meant to do, take a huge wad of cash? Well I couldn't get cash at that branch either. How are they so useless?

Anyway, I went up the road to the ASB and they were very helpful and ordered travellers cheques for me, which should be in today or tomorrow :)


Since it's less than 48 hours until departure (!!), I was able to check in online just now. It's so good to know that my seats are already confirmed - window seats in the front part of economy, near the wing, just like I wanted :D


Did I mention LESS THAN 48 HOURS?!

Date: 2009-08-26 01:20 am (UTC)
animeshon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] animeshon
I completely understand your pain. When I moved to NZ from Aussie, my suitcase wasn't full but things just end up weighing so much. I'm going to have the same problem when I move up to Auckland from Dunedin. And $40/kg is ridiculous. I already have to pay and extra $50 for having two pieces of luggage (Sasuke counts as luggage for the flight!)

I don't worry about travellers cheques, I just use my DebitPlus card when I travel. It basically is just an ATM card that you can use overseas as a VISA. Westpac and BNZ have them (I think maybe even National has them now).

Date: 2009-08-26 01:45 am (UTC)
animeshon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] animeshon
Ahhh I see where this is going now. And you could just take money out but you couldn't always guarantee you'd be able too. That sucks big time!


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