after a 12 hour flight from auckland to hong kong, 9 hours in hong kong airport, a 13 hour flight from hong kong to london, 2 hours in heathrow, one delayed flilght, an hour and a half on a bumpy flight from london and wayyyy too many airline meals, i finally touched down in edinburgh! reuben was waiting for me at the airport, looking pretty much how he did when i saw him last - 6 months ago! since i arrived in the morning and we couldn't check into our hotel until 2:30pm, we dropped off our bags and started to wander around edinburgh. it's so odd being in a town where everyhing looks so old! we decided not to do any sightseeing yet since we were both pretty exhausted, so we just decided to indulge in some of the local cuisine - haggis and whiskey. i must say, i actually really enjoyed the haggis! finally we could check in and decided to take a nap before heading out to see the town. however, i was far too glad to have a sleep that wasn't on an airplane or in an airport that i didn't wake up until 10pm. so we just ordered room service and went back to bed to have an early start the next day.