Whoa Friday 13th.....so the plane was delayed an hour or two...no worries. Bye bye OZ, hello New Zealand. Arrived late at the hostel so bedded down, next thing i hear are the cleaners coming round and bagpipes and drums??? There's a big Paddy's day march through the city.
Crowbar myself out of bed Sat morning but Auckland has yet to be explored fully - but i'll be back. Activated my Kiwi experience bus ticket, pickup 815 tomorrow morning, l'aventure Kiwi commence...for the moment happy to have browsed the shops in Queen St (insert camp joke here), found Hungry Jacks is Burger King once again, played the excellent Rambo arcade game, had a Tui (NZ beer) and made a date with Sharan to see Confessions of a Shopaholic - hoping it's as saucy as the old Robin Askwith (sp?) films of the 70's ;OP
Off for some 'free' pizza. C'mon NZ, let's be havin' ya!
Jumped on the Kiwi bus with the excellent Josh in the driver's seat - bus is half empty, this is a rarity and doesn't happen again for different buses on the trip! Still, we get the personal treatment with our group of 16. We do a quick tour of the city before heading off to parts new, Mercury Bay - trip hits the 'FF' button, awesome.