6 Nov 2013

First Impressions Of Auckland

If Australia is an amalgamation of America and the UK, then I'd say that New Zealand (or what I've seen of it) is an amalgamation of Australia and the UK.  The scenery here is much prettier and quaint than Oz, the weather is more unpredictable than Melbourne and everything feels much more compact as opposed to far from anything like it can in Australia.

I'm staying with more members of my huge, global family.  It's one of the benefits of being from a huge family - you have relatives everywhere!  My great aunt and her son live in Remuera and this is the view from the top of the hill they live on:






The architecture here feels American, big timber houses everywhere surrounded by lush greenery.



The coffee's good, but so far it's better in Melbourne … 

Today after a bit of shopping I took myself to the museum located near Parnell (a great suburb for food and drinks), it's actually a really good museum.  The Maori exhibitions and the World War exhibitions on the top floor were my favourite.  The interior is stunning too.








I've also been to the art gallery in the city centre but sadly don't have any images of that.  I really like Auckland so far, such a different feel to Melbourne.