A Bit of Sight Seeing

Trip Start Oct 17, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

We've discovered the weather here can be pretty cold, windy, damp and generally appalling and doesn't agree with me as most houses do not have central heating and apparently the electricity & gas bills here are sky high, but on a good day it's hard to beat the weather here. I wouldn't call it hot, but I don't need two jackets. The sky is really blue with a bright sun against the bay and hills. We have recently taken advantage of a couple of these nice days by wandering around the city some.

A couple of days ago we took the cable car up to the botanic gardens and then wandered down to the city. Today, we went to a local Indian festival, the Dwali Festival of Lights, that was actually quite a big event. There was lots of Indian dancing on a couple of different stages, tons of pretty reasonably priced tasty Indian food, some things for sale and a spice display. And the event was free! We then found a poster for a quilt display in the area as well. Something I felt the need to go and see (and Aron didn't seem to mind). We also spent some time walking around the waterfront between the Arena and Te Papa. We discovered a nice gelato place under the Frank Kitts Park. Yum. It seems very popular to get gelato and stroll along the waterfront on nice days here.

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