AUCKLAND (New Zealand). March 6
Trip Start Feb 18, 2008
25Trip End Apr 01, 2008
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The first impression of New Zealand could not be better, excellent, well-maintained and impeccably marked roads. The Anglo-Saxon influence is notable, not only drive on the left, also in the same style of houses: cottage with a garage in fron and a garden in the back, but this is here a very large farm with horses, cows and sheep. The land is abundant here, a vast country five times bigger than Spain to only four million inhabitants.
As we arrived at noon, we had time to stroll through Auckland, a city without a graffiti or papers on the floor or stuck on the walls
How do I remove the homeless and graffiti?
People are very diverse, most people are European and Oriental race, at last after they are closer, almost all products are labeled in English and Chinese. We were surprised to religious tolerance, but the majority are Anglicans, are respectful of other faiths, we could see when a Catholic procession walked the downtown and six police cars escorted her and pushed through traffic.
At the heart of Auckland there are tall buildings, but outside the city ii is huge with single-family houses, almost all the sides of roads.
Our hotel was in the city center, next to the Sky Tower, a communications tower 328 meters, from where you can see the whole city and its harbor filled with sailboats, not for nothing that it's called "City of Sails" , say that 25% of its citizens have boat, so if the city has a million inhabitants, calculate of the mooring there. This tower also be open to tourists, has two restaurants, but prices seen better left for the brave as those who also are jump from above with a harness. What fright do you see a person down at full speed in front of you!
Walking, we met Ryan, a boy of that city, who had been with us before and made Round the World alone. He was not the only traveler, along the trip we met four other people also were moving around the world in solitary. We're not the only crazy, but we value living,more than having!
On December 9 in a contracted tour: "Discover Auckland", we visit the rest of the city that is is above volcanoes such as Mt Eden with beautiful views of the city. Interesting also visit the Aquarium Underwater and Kelly Tarlton Antarctic Center with its penguins and the glass tunnel with sharks and rays. Also we crossed the bridge Harbor Bridge, to watch from afar the city and check in situ the large number of yachts that are moored.
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