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Feb 11, 2007 - Auckland!

Started a fantastic day with a City tour. Loved Auckland...very reminiscent of Vancouver in its architecture, neighborhoods and natural beauty. The city is very clean and the people very friendly. The views from the Sky Tower were spectacular. Auckland is known as the City of Sails for its many sailboats and it is said that one in every eleven inhabitants own a boat. Since we visited on a Sunday, the bay was teaming with boats. This is a city we would definitely come back to for a longer vacation. In the afternoon, we took a ferry to...

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Oct 8, 2006 - Auckland, New Zealand

Our arrival in Auckland on Thursday was a reversed culture shock. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, and reminds us of a mix of San Francisco, Toronto, and New York in many ways. We are treating ourselves to a stay at the Hilton on Princes Wharf, right on the waterfront. On Friday morning, we took a one-and-a-half hour small-bus tour around the city to get oriented, and ended at the Auckland Museum which features Maori exhibits and a cultural show. The performance was wonderful! That evening we had a wonderful dinner in the Hilton...

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Oct 6, 2006 - New Zealand - The North Island

Hello, you poor neglected things! We have finally decided to let you in on what we have been getting up to in New Zealand, you lucky people! We arrived in Auckland with not much idea about how we were going to get around or where we wanted to spend our time. Our hostel had a travel desk in it so we talked to them. We decided to take a "Stray" bus leaving the next morning. This is a hop-on hop-off service that tries to take people to places other than just the major towns. They also help you to organise lots of activities on the...

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Apr 29, 2005 - Waiheke Island

Bob and Marilyn -- Waiheke Island is one of two inhabited islands in the sound north of Auckland; over the past 15 years it has gone from being a Beatnik/Hippie holiday home and agricultural center to being a Yuppie holiday home and wine making center. So, of course, we intrepid wayfarers journeyed there! The ferry is the only way to go, and since, we needed a car, we opted for the car ferry. Flash to Bob backing up onto a small ferry with Marilyn sitting backwards in the passenger seat quietly saying "You need to go more left or you will...

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Mar 15, 2005 - One more sleep!

Well, we're down to the last day and have just a few things to do. Bags have been repacked and hey, nothing extra in but a pair of thick socks (Brian has read the temperature in Mongolia!). We have had Tracey Greg and the two girls staying since Sunday and have had much pleasure and fun with Abbie and Charlee- they will be 5 and 3 when we see them in Dallas at Christmas. It has taken much longer to prepare for this trip than the usual holiday- mostly due to tying up the legal bits and pieces. It's tru what they say- the more you own the...

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