Sophie And Tami Were Here
Tuesday 1st May Journal entry brought to you by (a vertigo-conquering) Tami I woke up nice and early today, at 9ish and walked to the newsagents to by some more credit. I then went back to bed. At 11 O'clock, Sophie and I finally got up and had brunch. Today started a little bit lousy, as the underwear model poster outside our window was being taken down. Both slightly gutted about this, we decided that we would actually be productive today, and walked to the Skytower. We looked at the pricelist to walk to theÂ viewing platform and sky deckÂ and decided we would attempt to scab student tickets. We don't actually have student cards, we have some lousy plastic things from STA that we were told would act as student cards "all over the world" - which, I must add, is a complete LIE. Most places just refuse them. Anyhoo, we happened to be in luck today and the girl on reception let us up for the bargain price of $18! Woot! (Better than the $28 we would have had to pay as full adults). When we got up to the viewing platform, we could see loads, including our hostel (and the now bare wall opposite where our nice underwear man used to be....sigh....) right out to the harbour bridge and marina. It was pretty cool, and I managed to brave myself to walk over the glass sections in the floor, which I never would have done at the start of this trip. Little by little, I am getting over my almost-vertigo, which I'm really happy about! Must be all that bungee jumping :-P Then Sophie decided to go on a walk round some heritige buildings, and I went to an internet cafe to upload some photos, and bumped into Craig from our dorm. He and I were literally the only people on any of the 100 computers in the room who weren't playing on Warcraft, a computer game that is clearly very popular over here. Was so funny, I actually felt out of place opening up my emails in there, as if I was completely out of the circle. Sophie then returned from her heritige walk (Sophie: It was very interesting, I got to see some awesome buildings, it was very interesting. It was so weird seeing these old buildings amongst the high rise tower blocks) and we both went onto a different internet cafe. Then we decided to go to New World, another supermarket (that we had been told was nearer than Foodmart). It wasn't. It was a proper mission to get there. Sophie got very excited about the moon being next to the skytower and was really mad that she didn't have a camera. I got more excited about the dried fruit mix I bought for 79c! Bargain! We then came back, cooked our dinner and packed to leave for Paihia in the morning.