On my way to Rotorua

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Sky Tower

Sitting at Christchurch airport waiting for my flight to Auckland.  I feel so much better today then yesterday - well I did sleep for 10 hours.  I just went up to the viewing deck here at  Christchurch airport and i could have easily spent a couple of hours up there - I think it just creates excitment in me - to get the feeling that your going away somewhere even if your not!

At the moment Im trying to ring through to my boyfriend, now that I finally have access to a phone that accepts coins - every and i mean 99.9% of phones in New Zealand only accepts cards - and because I was only trying to ring one person, its not worth getting one.  Its so fustrating especially seeing its his birthday - grrrrr.

Albert Park
  Ill try again once I land in Auckland.  Anyway bout to board my flight, write again later.

I arrived in Auckland about an hour ago and Im now sitting in Albert Park with fantastic weather!  First impressions of Auckland - beautifull but hilly!  I think its even hiller then Sydney!  From getting off the Airbus - which by the way cost $16 (cheapest ticket in town the driver told me - I thought it was outragous!)  I walked up block up Queen Street - and let me tell you it nearly killed me with my 10kg pack on my back.  Once I got to Sky City I was told I can leave my bag there untill 4pm ($5) untill I get my bus to Rotorua.  So here I am with the lovely sun bearing down on me which is what I need after a chilly 5 days in Christchurch - hell i might even get some colour! 

Arrived in Rotorua and the smell is not as bad as what everyone has said.  Spose I'll get a better idea tomorrow.  So I arrived at the hostel and I have to say its very noisy - but thats what you get for $30 a night for a single room.  The staff are really nice though.  The manager was trying to sell me a tour to Wai-Toupi Thermal Village for $60.  Thats all well and good but when your on a very tight budget liek me thats a lot.

Anyway off to bed!

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On my way to Rotorua
On my way to Rotorua
Auckland looking towards Albert Pa…
Auckland looking towards Albert P…
On my way to Rotorua
On my way to Rotorua
On my way to Rotorua
On my way to Rotorua
On my way to Rotorua
On my way to Rotorua
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