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... I should maybe try and look reasonably respectable for meeting my mum at the airport. I figured if I looked particularly jaded she might think I had given up the will to live whilst living overseas.
I opened up my carry on cleanser and due to the air pressure, the little bottle literally went SPLAT everywhere all over the vanity mirror in the tiny little plane toilet. Oh dear. Next challenge was to attempt to brush my teeth, with a toothbrush no bigger than my pinky. ...
... throwing themselves off things. No these actives are patronised by Westerners who could easily do the same activities at home. Culturally NZ is very much the same as the UK, though without the history, so why they come here is a bit of a mystery. It must be the sun because I now realise the rainfall in NZ is in fact higher than that in the British Isles. We called into Auckland briefly stopping overnight en route North. Our hotel room was on the 10th floor directly opposite ...
... a private residence or a small B&B with its lawns reaching right down to the sand. Back around to the first beach and a few of us enjoy the water and warm sunshine. There are a lot of kayaks tied up under the trees so Murray and I go to see if we can hire a couple and go for a paddle as there are several headlands within easy reach. However there is only a small shop near the beach and the owner knows nothing about the kayaks so we have to assume they ...
It's summer - that's music festival time. Big Day Out is the biggest of them all, and Ebz and I were stoked to be heading to Auckland to see old favourites like Pearl Jam and Snoop Dogg along with other acts throughout Western Springs.
The service in the bars was terrible. I have learned that this is not an event you go to thinking you're gonna get tanked. It's impossible seeing as it takes ...
Muriwai is a big beach, again only half an hour away from Auckland and it is famous for its gannet colony. April is not the best time to see them as they already travelled to Australia. It is also a nice surfing beach which i still need to try.
You also should try the ice cream there and hire a kite buggy. The wind was not strong enough but that is now another thing to do on my list :)