City of Sails

Trip Start Aug 22, 2005
Trip End Feb 06, 2006

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Friday, January 6, 2006

Apparently there are more yachts per person here than anywhere else in the world... Mind you though the population is only 4 million (with 60 million sheep) and although most of these are crammed into Auckland it's filled with wealthy people. and the kiwis like their boats.

Most people I spoke to, both travellers and kiwis, hate Auckland. Personally I quite liked it! but then I was only there for a day... It's just quite laid back and has a lot of things to do within a 2 hr drive. I wish I knew whether my first impression would have been lasting!! It just goes to show that you can never trust peoples' opinions entirely. Of course it's easier to trust someone you know, but traveller's suggestions are harder to swallow as they don't know me, or what I'd like so I prefer to just go there and see for myself.

I moved my flight forward as it was scheduled to rain for two days, but I do regret not making a trip to the vineyards! I was really looking forward to some winetasting, but was in a spontaneous mood when I walked into Air NZ so forgot all about it!! I'll just have to save it for when I go back ;)
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