Auckland at last

Trip Start Mar 07, 2006
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Trip End Jun 30, 2006


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Friday, March 10, 2006

Made it to New Zealand at last. I've lost count cause of the multiple time zone changes and the crossing of the international dateline but I think I was in transit for about 36 hours. First thing I did upon arriving at the hostel was to take a 15-minute long shower. Aaaah. Never underestimate the small pleasures in life.

Auckland seems like a fairly pleasant city, built on the harbour. There's a boat show going on right now, which I walked up to see. I also visited the Sky Tower, which is the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere and looks a little like the CN Tower. Well, not exactly. Anyway, I rode the elevator to the observation deck and looked out to see a view kind of like the one I'd seen a few hours earlier out of the window of the plane. Oh well. It was interesting watching the crazy people who were bungy-jumping off the tower, though. Doubt you'd see *that* in Toronto.

Still doesn't feel quite real that I'm here. Maybe after a night's sleep.
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demiurge
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Vertigo!
Wow! That last picture of the glass floor is awesome! Anyone afraid of heights would lose their mind.

I think that their tower looks a little bit more Futurama-ish than our CN tower. :p

Also, it's funny that the LAX airport had fake palm trees, couldn't they just plant real ones?

I'm looking forward to your next posts. Let the fun begin!

--Jon

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