06.05.2012 - 12.05.2012
I’m currently at the airport on my way to Queenstown… well I should be on my way! I arrived at 5am this morning and tried to check in… and then realised I had bought a ticket for the 14th of October! Opps!! So £130 later I’m on a flight in a couple of hours! Phew!
So the first few days in Auckland weren’t the best, I had developed a cold (poor me!) and was feeling very sorry for myself! I did however, have the 8 bed dorm all to myself! It was cloudy and raining, so I spent my time shopping! But that got pretty boring, especially as I’m low on the funds.
Two girls I had met in Asia arrived on Wednesday, and I was feeling loads better and now I had people to speak to! Yey! Things are looking up! On Thursday we went to Auckland museum. There was loads of stuff on the Maori culture which was cool. It then went on about children’s lives through the ages which was pretty interesting, until we got to a mock-up of a teenage girls room from the 1990’s. Spice girls and backstreet boy’s posters, rollerblades! I can’t believe the stuff I grew up with is now in a museum… makes me feel old! We then went back into the city has some food and admired the luxurious boats in Viaduct Harbour.
The next day the girls left I went to Mt Eden, an inactive volcano which was pretty cool! I’ve never seen a volcano before, the crater was massive and the views from the top were gorgeous.
On my last day in Auckland, I caught the ferry to Waiheke Island and did some tramping… which is walking! Oh my, the views were breath-taking, lush green fields, winery’s and blue water! I missed my mum when doing this though because I and she always went on walks round the countryside! That evening I met up with Gill, Shelley’s mum who’s been travelling for 9 months! It was great seeing her and it gave me a boost after quite a difficult week.
So now the fun has ended and my priority is finding a job! I hope it goes well, I hope I meet great people and see great things. I’m slightly terrified but have to keep reminding myself that everything’s going to be alright!