Thursday to Saturday… what happened to Friday?

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Nomads Kitchen, for 300 guests!!

The acquisition of a car brought to my attention two important facts: Parking in Auckland is more fun than bashing your little toe on the corner of the skirting board; and Auckland drivers are simply diabolical!  Seriously, I absolutely hated driving around the CBD of Auckland, and I learnt to drive in Italy!  As for parking, well it’s a matter of how much you are prepared to spend.  The cheapest solution I found, having moved hostels from the YHA to Nomads Fusion on Fort Street, bang in the middle of the CBD, was to leave the car in a car park on Beach Road, cost $7 per 24h.  It’s a 15 minutes walk from my hostel and I had to get up every morning at 5:45 to renew the ticket by 6am, but the alternative would have been much more expensive.

Booze-crew

 

Thursday night I decided to celebrate the purchase of Betsy and joined a few Brazilian lads from my dorm on a pub crawl.  There are many Brazilians here in Auckland, several others came out with us.  The night was good fun but I sure regretted it the next morning, when I had to get up early to renew the parking ticket.  As I walked out of the hostel the lads were just coming back!  After several drinks in the familiar Irish pub, we ended up at in a club below the Base Backpackers.  It’s not a pretty club to say the least, so I left at around three (which is pretty good going for and old boy like me… I think).  I couldn’t find the rest of the booze-crew so I got back alone.  I slept most of Friday only to get up and discover that the lads had organised another big booze-up for Guglielmo’s leaving party, and I had no choice but to join them…this is why I hate staying in big city hostels, you just can’t hide!  I woke up Saturday morning almost as if Friday never existed.  I had lots of photos on my camera, including a video of a very impressive street performer, dribbling a football.  I’ll see if I can upload it.

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Nomads Kitchen, for 300 guests!!
Nomads Kitchen, for 300 guests!!
Booze-crew
Booze-crew
Goup photo with the street perform…
Goup photo with the street perfor…
Dont ask!
Don't ask!
group photo, I cant remember ever…
group photo, I can't remember eve…
Ruhi and the back head of Guglielmo
Ruhi and the back head of Guglielmo
Cheer up!
Cheer up!
Guglielmo getting cheeky
Guglielmo getting cheeky
Fort Street
Fort Street
Auckland
photo by: Fulla