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We sailed back into Auckland very early this morning after easy sailing last night. It is situated on the northern end of North Island. Where we are docked is right in the heart of downtown. Auckland has a population of 1.4 million, which is one third of New Zealand's entire population. The city was developed about the same time as Los Angeles so is similar in urban planning designs. Auckland sprawls for over 30 miles between two harbors ...
... was not there at the time we planned and he wrote me later that he had to go to hospital. He gave me a contact from another mechanic just outside of Auckland. When I arrive at it, I realize immediately that he is Swiss too and we understand us well. After I removed the strut, he is about to start with disassembling. The problem is quickly found: oil leak. Since it is already 1 clock, I'm about to be invited for lunch. After the ...
... A rooftop bar with music and just a cool vibe. I'm already in love with NZ and I've only been here 2 days. It's just full of young people and backpackers all doing the same thing. We got chatting to a guy from Alaska who said he been to Brighton! A girl from Switzerland who had just finished the tour we were about to start so we were asking her all our questions and what she recommended doing etc. The girls then decided they wanted to go ...
... too: one dog, one cat, two goats, two pigs, two alpacas, two dragon lizards, six chickens, one rooster, six cows and one parrot. We're really enjoying our stay here, Natalie is absolutely lovely. Sheba the dog is an old funny lady who mothers a bunch of teddy bears.
I had a photo workshop last week in Piha (Ouest of Auckland), which I had booked many months ago. I learnt interesting techniques and got motivated to push myself further.
... the Rotorua lake and hot pools. From here it was a bus journey across to Taupo and the rest of the North Island!
Highlights of NZ so far:
- The strange fact that NZs population is distributed so unevenly between the two islands, with 75% living on the North Island, compared to only 25% on the South Island.
- Outside of the major cities, the towns of New Zealand are extremely odd. No more than the sleepy town of Rotorua being labelled "Roto-Vegas"... Nothing ...