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... 3 oz) of Stonyridge's best wine because I surely wasn't going to pay the cost of more. I gave the clerk $20 and left. Yep, it's true. They're not much on tipping -- she chased me down to give me the $2. Oh, and the wine was okay. I think my taste buds top out at $100/btl though. And our tour guide was a Nova Scotia girl form the Annapolis Valley. She's off learning about wineries so she can take over from her ...
... there is a diverse selection of restaurants and stores. The seaport is busy with boats ferrying people to and from the nearby islands. There is a positive hum as tourists and locals walk around.
We made Auckland our base camp. One thing we had not realized was that Auckland was celebrating its 175th anniversary, so for the last three days we were in Auckland, there was a huge celebration along the pier. There were street performers, music, kiosks, ...
... international rates for the next few months woohoo! We have to make 1 cash withdrawal from our UK and they charge us 17 pounds in fees! That's more than it costs for 1 of us to sleep in the hostel for a night!
That evening we walk up our nearest extinct volcano, Mount Eden. It's sooo beautiful up there with great views over the city. There's also a huge 50m crater basin which is pretty cool. It's funny to see many other extinct volcanoes peppering ...
... and do, once we are working. One of the best things about visiting Rotorua, further north, is that you can **** freely and not worry about it. Rotorua is NZ's thermal activity capital and the place constantly smells of rotten eggs from the sulphur in the air that oozes out of the ground through natural vents around the city. There are many places where you can visit and see the activity, usually at a hefty price. We went to Whakarewarewa, a ...
23/10 - Back to Auckland to await the arrival of friends from London.
Also, it is our Diwali and New Year and so time to celebrate.
Another very special reason was to attend the wedding of our friend Trish and her fiancee Nik.
Thank you both for an absolutely wonderful day.