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Well the flights anyway!

We're lucky enough to be able to spend 3 weeks in New Zealand! :) We fly out of Heathrow at 10.05pm on Sunday 10th May next year, the night after the wedding.

If anyone's got any tips on how to sleep on planes and how to avoid jet lag I'd greatly appreciate them!
 

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That sounds wonderful Becks !
NZ is on my very short list of places I'd like to go to and would, if I could be beamed up.

I've never been on such a long flight, just the transatlantic ones so sorry I don't know how the jet lag works with that particular time difference. I am sure that the younger one is, the more resilient one is too. I coped best by zoning out for the flights, going into sort of suspended animation, doing my relaxation and keeping totally calm at every stage of the travel.

I think it's probably a good idea not to plan constant activity for any planned holiday wherever it is so as not to overdo things and keep some energy in reserve. I have never heard of anybody visting NZ who didn't thoroughly enjoy themselves.

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Oh Wow

I hope you have a great time Becks. Somewhere I would love to go someday. My honeymoon was set in a very exotic location..... The Scottish Borders. Well not so exotic but it was beautiful and somewhere I had always wanted to go. Plus it was time away after the stress of planning the wedding.

I look forward to seeing lots of photo's from your trip! Good luck with all the plans and I hope you have a great wedding day too!

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Thanks ladies :)

I have to say I'm really looking forward to it, I honestly don't think we'll be doing too much hard activity and I fully intend to schedule an afternoon kip in every day! ;)

I'll certainly try and work out the pictures thing and will post the official (airbrushed) photos from the big day! :lol:
 

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You're a braver girl than me, just the thought of a long flight fills me with dread but I really hope you have the most wonderful time imaginable. I'm told it is a very beautiful country. I somehow ended up with several kiwi friends through life.

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Hi

Hope you have a wonderful time. I don't do long haul flights, in fact avoid flying as my partner hates it. But I do use lavender eye pillows when traveling by train. I got mine from a pain management course I went on but I think you can buy them on the internet. They are like velvet covered mini bean bags, i think filled with a grain scented with lavender oil. It is soft to the touch but just heavy enough to ssettle around your face and shut out the light when you lie back with it over your eyes.

Also i use my i-pod with very relaxing music on quiet, or meditation podcasts. All of those can chill me to sleep on a busy train.

Don't forget to move around on the plane and not stay sat in the same position for too long.

Hope this helps
Love
Sara
 
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