This is PIHA!!!! If you go to NZ you must make it to this place, just gorgeous views for miles, or km rather. Cheers!
Mainly the caves at Piha and the generally surroundings. Only about an hour and half drive from Auckland on the West Coast of the North Island. A lot of adventuring! Thanks Joe for taking me!
New Zealand…just can’t get enough. I took a gazillion pictures, couldn’t stop. It was a problem at times. I felt like an Asian in Disney World - or hell I felt like an Asian basically anyway in the World. (the airport, zoo, a closet) Sorry to all my Asian friends for that comment. I love you guys.
NEW ZEALAND…the land of beautiful.
Note: Note a single picture on my blog or anywhere will do this place justice…please go visit! immediately!
Chillin’ with the Kiwis! The people in Auckland were so very nice, more words on them and my travels there in a few. These are many pictures of Auckland and it’s surroundings!
Chapter 5: OZ
Things to know about OZ.
- Restroom is called the dunny
- Latte = Flat White
- Don’t tip ever…not in a cab, restaurant…maybe a bar. I don’t actually know for that one. I tipped at the bars. After 4-5 days in Australia someone was nice enough to tell us that we don’t need to tip AT ALL. Servers are paid 15-20/hr
- Things are going to be expensive. Just get used to it if you visit.
- Flip flops = thongs
- Cooler = Eski
- G’day Mate and Cheers (say these two in all circumstances in order to make friends!)
- Duvet cover = duna
- Sunglass = sunnies
- I know a million more but I can’t think of all of them right now…to be continued
So Australia was gorgeous. I had some delicious food and saw some amazing sights. NYE was a force to be reckoned with. Shafer and I took on Snoop Dogg and Calvin Harris like no other. There were a few casualties like my hand getting a cigarette burn from some smoker in the crowd…but its all healed up now. Australia is such a large country/continent that I don’t feel like I was able to properly explore it in the short 13 days I was there. Sydney was a bit overwhelming when I was there by myself, only because it is typical metropolitan city. I made some friends in my hostel which was great, but it wasn’t like I was going to make friends just going to any old local hangout. Melbourne had a lot of character - there was this small alleyway in the city lined with cafes, bars and restaurants (Degraves St - click here for images http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&cp=12&gs_id=1f&xhr=t&q=degraves+st+melbourne&pq=degraves&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=475&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=WLcPT6KXMomViQeaxck2
Overall, I definitely want to come back and explore more of Australia - North and West Coast. I think I got a little homesick towards the end of my stay in Australia, so that may have affected how I felt about the place.
Melbourne - a metropolitan city but fairly artsy with lots of nooks filled with cafes, restaurants and bars.