In a rut.

Trip Start Jun 30, 2004
Trip End Feb 14, 2005

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Feeling at bit shit. It might be cause I was snow boarding recently. The guys in the van are wearing me down, and even though everyone is getting along a lot better than before, it's a bit of a task sometimes. Maybe, its a 'bad van' day. Also thinking about home and friends for the first time in a while and even some people reading this.

So now we are in the capital.

Its pretty cool here. The city is right by the sea, but a lot different from Auckland. This place looks like it has history, a bit of culture etc etc. Auckland just looked like everywhere else in the world (maybe with a few less Japanese people). We are heading off to the South Island, but are waiting on a ferry trip, which should take about 3 hrs. After the nightmare journey's to and from Tavenui in Fiji, this was gonna be a breeze.
For once, its not raining (as I type this) and the sun is out. There are loads of arty places, museums, places of interest, but I have been wandering the music shops and stores. There isn't gonna be too many places like this once I get to the South Island, so I'll get it all while I have the chance.

Went to a Mauri Tattoo Museum which was kinda cool. They had loads of tattoo's on the wall that people had sent in. Some of them were cool, others not. Like I don't get all over body tattoo's, but if it flicks your switch, then go for it. They had loads of gothic art in the back as well and a cool statue of a bunch of skeletons playing rock and making 'devil horns', but I think it was made out of sweet foil and the dude was after $120 for it. As if!!! Went to an exhibit of Ronnie Van Hout (local boy done good), who had some pretty interesting stuff. The kind of stuff that I saw too much of during my college/Uni days, but it was cool. The monkey throwing up was cool. Loads of other random stuff also. Went rock climbing in some indoor place. It was at a discount price, so we all did it. I don't know what it is with me. I love climbing stuff and always have as a kid, but I have noticed my fear of heights a lot on this trip. So I did a few rock faces (about 4), but as Mark was at the foot of the safety rope, I felt the ground was a safe bet (joking Marky). Not really too much to say. Really. Its a cool place, but I'm not in the best of moods, so I'll keep it short.

So off to the South Island.

Adios people

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