Princeton Auckland Backpackers Hostel
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Justynai stayed here on Dec 16, 2014 during their trip titled: Justynai's Great Adventure.
... worth the visit. Another chilled evening as the jetlag kicked in.
Day 7: As we didn't fit in the museum the previous day, we decided to take a trip to the Auckland museum whilst the weather was a bit driech. The museum was filled with incredible Maori culture, history and artefacts which we really enjoyed learning about. We were particularly impressed with the jewellery (mostly made from animal teeth) and the large variety of weapons which had ...
... like a jungle of birds in my ear. It was a beautiful send off to New Zealand. Oct. 29th Kiwi Time! Landed in NZ around 1, but with customs and the bio department almost taking my tent from me, I didn't get to ground transportation until around 2:30. Found a taxi right away and went straight to the jucy hotel where we met Becca's friend josh who she worked with at Seven's in Breck! Thank god for for him. He's been a lifesaver. Got settled and went out for a lamb burger and ...
... started door knocking, and a neighbour who spoke no English answered. Instead of telling us to go away, he and his wife asked us in, and I asked if I could borrow his computer, and with the help of Google Translate on his computer, plus sign language we laboriously managed to communicate.
He knew where to find and how to talk to the apartment manager (no markings on his apartment door!) who happened to be in, and happened to have the phone number of our host ...
It was something completely new to me. I had to learn how to tell people I was gay, because it is part of who I am. I learned how to bring it up in conversation and not be awkward about it. I guess I had to build my confidence back up. I had this stupid feeling that all of a sudden people wouldn’t like me because I was gay. I was afraid of running into that person who would bully me, but it never happened. And life went merrily on.