We arrive in Auckland for a brief stay before heading back to Australia. The accommodation of choice in this city was AirBnb. We could have very well stayed in a hostel, but our AirBnb was in a very, very good location and the price wasn’t all that bad in comparison to a hostel. It was an apartment, but we shared it with the owner’s roommate. … Continue reading A quickie in Auckland
Leaving Matamata behind, we arrive in Rotorua. I was warned about this place smelling of sulphur. So bad they said, I would want to puke. Well…FYI, it’s not that bad at all. When getting off the bus I didn’t even notice a smell to be honest. We checked into our hostel, Rock Solid. They are some of the nicest people to deal with! It’s a … Continue reading Rotorua — What’s that smell?
Arriving in Auckland, I have no idea what day it is anymore! Flying into New Zealand has pushed us three hours ahead and I’m already confused… It was about 530am (local time) when we landed. Our bus to Matamata leaves at 745am, so we had plenty of time to kill….or so we thought. Customs ended up eating up a lot of our extra time! Eventually … Continue reading A Hobbit’s Tale