Adventures in New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand - View of Auckland on a gloomy day!!

Kia Ora everyone!!!!!!!!!!  

Greetings from New Zealand, or better yet, Aotearoa, which is the Maori name for New Zealand and means Land of the long white cloud!!  ¡Hola!  Hope all you Kiwis are ready for us!! 

A new adventure begins and we’re ready to take it all in!! 

After a long 13 hour flight, we finally made it to Auckland, the City of Sails, where our first stop would be here in NZ, at the other side of the world!!!

First impressions of NZ . . . very clean, orderly, and pricey!!!  We were blown away by how expensive everything was here compared to Latin America!!  Quite a change indeed!! 

Don't think we’ll be finding $2 meals at the local market here!! :(  It’s understandable though, we are in a 1st world country now!!!

Another interesting change, the folks here drive on the wrong side of the road!!  haha!  :)  Arnaud and I will have to pay extra attention while crossing the streets now, otherwise we may end up getting run over!!

Despite the expensiveness of New Zealand, the folks here, aka Kiwis, are quite welcoming, polite and hospitable.

Auckland, New Zealand - Spaghetti Junction

We were lucky again to find a host here in Auckland.  Many thanks to Anthony for putting us up here!!

As for Auckland, it’s a bustling city, with people rushing all over the place!!  

And actually quite the melting pot, to my surprise.  Don’t know what I was expecting, but it was nice to see all the diversity around.

I, personally, had fun visiting the city and all its sights.  Downtown Auckland was cool.  We checked out the Sky Tower, but only from the bottom, because going to the top was way too expensive for us!  

Besides that, did lots of walking . . . strolled around Parnell Village, Ponsonby, the Waterfront, Albert Park, and Auckland domain.  Nice little tour of the city!

Auckland and Aucklanders seem to be despised, however, by the rest of the country!!  Really don’t know why because we didn’t have any problems at all.

Auckland, New Zealand - Sky Tower & Sky City
 The people were very helpful and friendly to us.  Lucky, I guess.

Nice time here, but gotta keep going south!!!  Now it’s time to see how hitchhiking works here!!

Next up . . . Rotorua!!!

Après une nuit à l’aéroport de Santiago, 13h45 de vol, 30$ NZ, 3h d’attente à l’arrêt de bus, un coup de fil, nous voilà enfin à Auckland, dans une banlieue pour être exact.

Je ne m’attendais pas du tout à un pays comme ça. Je pensais voir des maoris dans tous les coins de rues en train de crier et danser le Haka.

Mais non, le Haka est malheureusement réservé uniquement à l équipe national.

J’ai entendu dire que les Kiwis (ce sont les gens de Nouvelle Zélande) vont pratiquer le Haka dans tous les autres sports, vous imaginez l’équipe nationale de Ping Pong :)

Sinon Auckland est une grande ville remplie d’asiatiques.

Auckland, New Zealand - The Albion Hotel
Je ne sais pas ce que va donner l’Asie, mais j’ai déjà eu un aperçu.

J’ai vraiment été choque par le nombre de Japonais, Chinois ou Coréens. De toute façon pour moi, pour l’instant ils sont tous pareils. Il parait que les Japonais ont des plus grosses têtes !!! :)

Trèves de plaisanteries avec ces petits Asiatiques, juste pour rester un petit plus dans le sujet, j’ai mangé pour la première fois de ma vie des « sushis », c’était plutôt bon.

Je me réserve quand même, car dans quelques mois j’espère être au pays des sushis !

La ville est très agréable à visiter, on a eu de la chance au niveau du temps, on a pu en profiter.

Auckland, New Zealand - The Civic Theatre

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