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First Days in Auckland

Time flew by working in construction. I enjoyed the routine of getting up early, going to site, driving to the gym and hanging out with the other guys in the self-made hostel. Before I knew, I checked the calendar and realized I hadn't much weeks left on my world trip.
After around a month of working, I decided that I had to leave soon if I wanted to explore the North Island also. A look at my bank account and I had a grin on my face :)
Because of the lack of time I couldn't take the KiwiEx bus which would drive up north the same way I took before already. I booked a flight ticket directly to Auckland in order to save some days which I could use to fully explore the northern part of Aotearoa. Had a great last couple of days in Christchurch and wouldn't have mind to stay another month with the guys at work and in the hostel. But it was time to keep going and so I found myself already sitting in the plane to Auckland...

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Auckland. Knows as the city of Sails by the locals, Auckland is the common starting place for many travelers in New Zealand. For me it was the starting point of the North Island. I moved in to Nomads Hostel downtown for two nights. During the day I explored the town, Queen Street, Albert Park, the harbor and at night Nomads hostel offered popular pub crawls which I readily joined.

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I had about three weeks left in total for my world trip. A round trip of the North Island takes about two weeks if I wouldn't add any days to a stop. Therefore, I took the earliest bus I could get which would take me eastwards.

My trip around the North Island had begun.

Posted by jan.wegener 09:47 Archived in New Zealand Tagged auckland christchurch nz northisland firstdays pubcrawl lastdays

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