Sunday, May 3, 2009

Day 18 - Auckland...ARGHHH!

Sunday, May 3, 2009
After a long day of sleeping in, I finally got out to see the city of Auckland. Walking was great! We're right by the city's main attraction, the Sky Tower. This huge tower became my beckon of hope later on at night when I had to drive. There's tons of shops and cafes here, more than any other city I've seen. We spent most of the day at Sky City where the Sky Tower is at as well as planned what we'll be doing for the few days we have here. Again, I know we're not going to have enough time to do everything we want, but whatever we do end up doing is going to be fabulous!

As for the driving, I never thought I'd say this but GIVE ME UTAH DRIVING ANYDAY COMPARED TO THIS! Oh Mylanta, these people are utterly insane when you get them behind the wheel. They double park (and never straight), they U-turn whenever they feel like, even on a major roads with loaded traffic, and they'll stop wherever they want. And don't get me started with the taxi drivers...I even got road rage with one of them. I don't think I have ever been so stressed driving, even in L.A. and Las Vegas the driving is better.

Anyway, besides the driving this place is great. Cold...but great. I didn't know there was going to be such a temperature change from Australia to New Zealand, but did we get a surprise when we got off the plane. I have a friend here who's been a doll helping me out through I.M.s, if it wasn't for him we'd be totally confused.

Off to bed again, to head out early to drive down south. Pray that I make it back home to the hotel tomorrow!


Roberta said...

Be careful! Now you have an ADVENTURE to tell about!

orangemily said...

Pick up some sweet driving tipe while there, lol!