Trip Start Jul 08, 2009
13Trip End Aug 03, 2009
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We went to the Sky Tower and Casino the first night where her boyfriend was the presenter which was quite amusing and with just walking in the casino door, we were eligible to win $10000 but bf didn't draw our numbers..how rude.
The one day i did my own thing and went to Rangitoto Island, only 25mins ferry from the city. It's an extinct volcano (now an island), but the newest of extinct volcanoes (auckland has 60 or so in the area) with it being only 700 years old
I went to the museum the other day which was massive. Then our evenings were spent going for drinks, to the comedy club, to dinner, to a local theatre (they got free tickets)...its was opening night and lots of free drinks, yay! It was nice to meet a few new people as well and to be in a social situation as im not used to that, being the traveling wanderer i am.
There were a few debacles however, that we can now laugh at...Kris got the window of her car smashed in, while it was parked so no one was hurt. A different time we found her car battery was dead when we went back to the carpark, a man at a nearby towing service was nice enough to help us oot and did just in time. Just as the car was started these hoodlums came running down the steps, 2 guys chasing another, the guy being chased jumped into the man's (who helped us) car as the guys pounded on his window and the man drove away with the dude
And that's that in New Zealand unfortunately. I really didnt' have nearly enough time to travel thorougly through both islands...there is just too much to see and do. I think i do well with the time i had though..and it's just more reason to know that i will be back someday. Camping with a campercan in their summer,sometime i reckon will be next... til then...im loving New Zealand and loved my time here.