Sunday, 13 February 2011

Another day, another lesson

Yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to go for a walk to somewhre nice. I'd read in my guidebook about this Tammiki Drive thing and how it was a "must do" and it looked pretty easy. So I set off at 9. It was cloudy but humid. I walked down Queen's St. right to the bottom then turned right down Quay St. and followed the path right along past the Wharfs, and eventually found myself in the gorgeous Mission Bay. That took 2 and a half hours. By that time the sun had come out and I was wishing I'd brought my bikini because the Pacific looked so good to swim in. I had a spot of lunch in the Mission Cafe and a read of the newspaper.

As I'm gonna be working I noticed an article about minimum wage being raised to $13/hr, that's about £7/hr so it seems really good to me. Plus the average room in a hostel per night is $30. But I've noticed food and drink is really really expensive. I paid $8 for a pint the other day. Also, you can't get a book for less than $20 and there appears to be no second hand bookshops in Auckland.

I got the bus back to the Britomart and walked home. After a quick nap I got up, looked in the mirror, and found myself compltely sunburnt. It is not a good look, though it seems to have settled down now. I went out for some suncream but everywhere seemed really expensive so I ended up walking right back down to Quay Street to the supermarket. I got some stuff for tea too and lunch today. Hummus, bread and apples, mmm. After tea I had a cool shower and went to bed at 10.

So now I'm up and going to have breakfast before walking over to the Travelworks place so they can get me all set up. After that I think I'm going to walk down to Westpac bank see if they can set me up there and then without this meeting they emailed me about. Then, SKY TOWER!!!


  1. Argh sorry to hear about the sunburn! That's the hole in the ozone layer for you...

  2. Ohh Jess, I'm so jealous! Sky Tower is BRILLIANT! I hope you got to see someone jump off it!

  3. ..forgot to tell you about needing sunscreen when you're indoors out here! Hope all is going well x

  4. ..oo, and I hear Jason's Secondhand Bookshop (16 O'Connell Street)is good