November 26 – November 28
We made our way back through the green countryside of the Northern Island and before we knew it, we were once again in Auckland.
Auckland is a nice city. That’s pretty much it. It’s nice. As many, many other travelers have pointed out to us, it’s basically just a stereotypical big city except it’s super expensive, has tons of ups and downs and again, is reaaally expensive…
Nonetheless, we had 2 days to spend in the city and we weren’t going to completely waste them, so as soon as we arrived we dropped off our bags and hopped on a boat to Waiheke Island, a gorgeous little island not too far off from Auckland.
Our plan was to join up with Jan, our Czech friend from Rarotonga, for a small music festival.
The ferry ride was beautiful, the festival really awesome and we made some great acquaintances. Unfortunately, Priya was still very sick so we had to leave early So we said our goodbyes to Jan after what was still a great hippie festival. Oh and then I went back to the festival by ferry to get Priya’s phone she had forgotten at the bar. Thanks Priya ❤
The next day we walked around Auckland, landed on a random parade for I-dont-know-what, spent too much money on food, somehow saw Lizzie in the streets, who we had also met in Rarotonga (which is a bit of a crazy coincidence) and went for a movie. Seeing as we had to save up money for Japan, Priya was sick and we only had a day, we thought it best not to do anything big and just prepare for the journey ahead. And before we knew it, we were on a plane heading to Tokyo!
~ Skander and Priya