Hey all, well I'm in New Zealand woohoo!! Leaving Fiji, I wasn't cut up about. In fact, I didnt think I was gonna get outta the country cause I lost my intinerary with my electronic number but thankfully I had it written down.
Arriving in New Zealand - Saturday 7th March 2009
The flight over was ok, full of stinky people though. Yuck. My first sight of New Zealand I was smiling like a crazy person. I actually felt like my trip had finally started and I was of course on my way to see Joe. Got through security and baggage no bother and got on the shuttle bus and came to our hostel/hotel which was quite nice. Unfortunetly for Joe, the airline had lost his luggage but he got it back the following day. Later in the evening, we got ready and went for food. We found this cute pub/restraunt with a view of the harbour and I ordered the weirdest looking fajitas Ive ever seen in my life. I'lll upload a pic eventually. Joes face was a picture. Tasted weird as well. It's like, guess what it is from the pic? like someone puked up onto my plate lmao. Sorry dad for the visual. Then we went on a wee pub crawl. They're 30ml measures and pretty much the same price as back home. Had a good night.
Sunday 8th 2009
Got up ealyish(!) and went up to Karangahape Road for some Indian food. Got an indian and a drink for like £3.50 each! This street has some funky shops, Claire you would've loved the wee bits and bobs in it. Was cool. Afterwards, we went down to go on a cruise of the harbour. Got a braw seat up the front in the sunshine. Nice photo opportunities. Went over to Rangitot Island which was nice too. Eventually I had to come inside cause it got bloody freezing cause of the wind. When I came in, I swear I looked like Bridget Jones when she and Hugh books into that hotel after she's lost her scarf. Wasn't the bonniest of looks lol. Their ice creams over here are soooo good. Sooo many flavours you want them all. Afterwards, we went a tour of the city on foot and shops then headed towards our hostel cause we were going to the Skytower for dinner. Zoomed up to the restraunt,nearly 200 ft and only had the option of the seafood buffet. If you like sea food you would've thought this was amazing! It was £21 each and it had everything you couldve thought of king prawns,mussels, salmon, suschi, fish and chips and the desserts were to die for. Later, we went down to the viewing deck where you can stand on the glass and look down and Joe was scared like a little girl hehe. Was funny.
Monday 9th March 2009
Had to get up at 5.30am :( was knackered. We had to go and meet everyone for the kiwi experience bus. Made our way 4 hours to Paihia and got dropped off for a cruise round on their boat. It's really nice here, when the suns shining its hot as hell but it tends to hide behind the clouds a lot. Gorgeous beach and nice wee shops. We were gubbed after our early start so accidently slept until like 9.30pm :s then went out for tea and a few drinks at a pub which boasts that anything can happen there on any night of the week such as kareoke, wet t-shirt competitions, twister competitions to pole dancing. Good mixture eh.
Tuesday 10th Match 2009
We were kinda thinking by now we should've maybe just stayed a day cause theres not that much to do here. Had a lie in then we were to be going on the Excitor boat which ended up not working so we got put on another just like it. We were under the impressioin that it basically flung you about, you got wet and basically crapped yourself. Yeah, no, that didn't happen. We basically zoomed around at 60mph to the hole in the rock which was nice but bit dissapointed it wasn't what we thought. We've just been a walk to Woolies (its a food supermarket here) and gonna chill tonight cause we're heading back late afternoon to Auckland tomorrow to spend the night, then we're heading on to Mercury Bay. We're spending pretty much just a day everywhere up here
on this Island then when we hit the other Island, we're spending a bit more time in each place. Be busy fitting it all in but hey ho. We having a good time :)
Hope you're all doing good and not missing me too much :).
I got my mobile number wrong, it's 0064 2115 40085. If you follow that link in the email I sent it tells you that its only 2p a minute from a bt landline and 20p a min from mobiles. Not sure how much it is to text, prob the same but it doesnt charge me to receive phone calls so fee free to phone me :D Mind, it might be cheaper to phone me from skype instead so look into it to if you like.