Wow, Auckland is a gorgeous city! It totally reminds me of Melbourne; lots of cool architecture - older structures but at the same time, unique. The streets are narrow and packed with cars and shops and people - Toni would love it! The landscape is amazing - lush and green with an ocean view in almost every direction! And the people are all super friendly!
|The Sky Tower|
|No this is not a campsite... protesters at City Hall!|
- Everybody is soooo laid back!
- At major intersections downtown, every 5th change, all lights are red and pedestrians can cross in random directions - even diagonally!
- Flat whites! Hee hee - I learned to love love love these in Australia's coffee shops... imagine my delight when I discovered they are here, too! Yum!!
|Mmmmmm my favorite!!|
Tomorrow I join the first backpacking group for the hiking tour of the North Island... I am excited! The weather is perfect - about 18C and breezy and everyone has been telling me that this is the best time of year to be here - awesome!
Alright, well I will try to post again next week when I'm back, before I start heading south. Hope all is well back in Canada!!