Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Reports from Down Under...part one

Since Kathy asked.....
My journey Down Under was like no other experience I've ever had. I don't want to say that it was a once in a lifetime event as I plan on returning to my beloved Australia in the not so distant future. I also plan to continue to enjoy life to the fullest and have many more amazing adventures.

First stop Aukland, New Zealand. My aunt lives there and I wanted to spend time visiting her. I didn't see much of the city as much of my time was spent with my aunt. This is something that I've been meaning to do for a long time.

Our first stop was the Sky Tower. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. I took quite a lot of photos of the city from the top of this tower including (what I've been told are really scary) these two.

Afterwards, while taking photos of the tower from the outside, I started up a conversation with a total stranger. You will find that this is normal for me and something that I do frequently. Turns out this guy, Matt, is from the same city that I am.

Aukland is a great city and deserved more of my time, but since I did not have the luxury to be a casual tourist, I could not afford more than three days. In that time I did some bush walking, ocean swimming, sight seeing and some wandering around the city on my own.

What is New Zealand without a sheep picture???
Next time.....Rotorua, New Zealand
Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Kathy said...

Cool! You're lucky to have relatives in cool parts of the world. My options are all either small towns in Michigan, or equally small towns in Kansas or Colorado, and while the rockies are nice, I'd really like to see some of the other parts of the world!

Nancy said...

I am so happy you liked your trip well enough to want to go back. It is such a long flight, I don't have any plans to visit there. Europe is long enough for me.
That glass floor looks plain scary.
Wonderful you had time with your Aunt.