One last chance.....
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The time had come again, without me even noticing, my desire for a change of scenary had crept up and before I had time to change my mind, myself and Emma were paking up the house (again!) and heading back to Caltex to catch the bus into Auckland. I think I though it was my last chance to earn enough money to stay in NZ a bit longer.
Our journey into the city was hilarious and as follows;
Thornton Bay to Pollen Street Caltex - via Taxi
Caltex to Manukau - via Coach
Manuaku -Papatoetoe - via Bus
Papatoetoe- Down town Auckland - Via Train
From there we lugged our luggage on foot to Fort Street, and Queen Street Backpackers. Perhaps it was our exhaustion, perhaps we were a bit delerious from the kiwi sun, but i remember being so pleased to arrive at the hostel.
That same day I went about sending out CV's again, as did Emma - wondering the shopping malls for vacancy ads and speaking to a few recruitment agencies. I vividly remember pondering my financial ruin. I had enough money to last about 3 weeks... it was getting serious.
Regardless of the money problems me and Emma had a blast in Aucks - It lasted 3 weeks; Though i dont regret a moment of it. We had day trips to Devonport & Takapuna, lazy afternoons at Mission Bay. Crazy nights out at the Viaduct & K-Road. Trips to Auckland Museum, afternoons in qaint coffee shops in Mount Eden.... all the while living in a hostel. I even grew the balls to perform a bit of poi spinning in public - a real nerve racking moment but one that I treasure.
I knew at this point the game was nearly over - which ever way I turned, the route was leading back to England.