Okay so the first 24h of this trip has not been going as planned at all. It all started at the airport where we couldn’t get on the plane to NZ. Why? We were aware that you needed a return ticket out of the country when you’re going to nz on a tourist visa, which we had. But the tickets that we had back to Australia were not good enough since we needed to have a valid visa sorted for Australia for when we got back already. (Which we planned to apply for when we were in nz) But that was not okay cause it needed to be sorted already, which isn’t possible cause you need to be outside of Australia when you apply for a tourist visa to Australia. wasn’t possible for us to fix, cause you can’t apply for a tourist visa for Australia.
Anyhow, we then had to book 2 tickets to Fiji from NZ, which we’ll never get to enjoy since we’re still going back to Australia (just have to apply for our visas in a week when both our WH visas are up.) So that’s sucks, not a good start.. Money well spent.
We finally then got to Auckland after maximum 1h sleep, all tired and a bit angry after the airport incident. We got to pick our van up, thinking “okay let’s put that behind us and enjoy the trip!” We drove for a couple of hours and decided to stop for a power nap, and realised the van has BED BUGS?! PERFECT!!
The bed had bedbugs which is absolutely disgusting... So we had to throw all our stuff out of the car and long story short we had to wait about 5h for the company to send us a new car. The next sad thing is that when the new car finally arrives around 6pm the car doesn’t have a mattress? Cause apparently the people had said that “we can take the mattress from the other car and put in the new one”.
I’m sorry but how incredibly stupid is that?They’re called BED BUGS for a reason. They live in the bed, in soft things. HOW are you thinking if you’re telling us to move the mattress from the other car into the new one? I’ve honestly never experienced anything that stupid. Ever. So at 6pm if was way too late to sit around and wait for the company to mess up again and give us a new mattress, so we had to keep driving, trying to find a mattress somewhere, get dinner, shower and wash/dry all our stuff and hope that we didn’t bring any bedbugs into the new car. This is unbelievable..