Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Zealand 2013

Hello again to you fine people...

         We arrived in New Zealand rather late.  Dark, cold and rainy.  This did not change for the next few days.  Temperatures were between 7 and 15C (way too cold in Fahrenheit !!!).  Needless to say, we didn't see much of Auckland in the first few days.  Work started and I have to say, I enjoyed every moment of it.  One has to state that the people in Auckland and later in Tauranga were super-friendly; staff as well as the customers.  Interesting observation though.  Work started at 8 a.m. and with German punctuation, at 5 p.m. the work-day was over.  Only in Germany, 5 p.m. would not be the end of the day ;-)  Unless things have changed in Germany, of course ;-)  Since I was unable to take pictures of Auckland, let me share one I found on the Internet: 

         Andre and I went to the top of the huge tower, which is lid purple at night.  After that, we decided to grab a bite to eat at a local place right next to that tower.  And wouldn't you know it, because the World is such a small place, the waiter was from Germany.  He and his girlfriend had just arrived a couple of months earlier.  As I said before, we Germans are everywhere... BEWARE ;-)   

        After days in rain and cold weather, we got to pack up and drive to a place called Tauranga, NZ, located in the Bay of Plenty, which was discovered by Captain  James Cook in 1769.  We completed our days of work and then enjoyed a few hours of leisure before heading back to Auckland.  With the following pictures, I am taking you atop Mount Maunganui... HAPPY CLIMBING and enjoy the view: (The mountain top is at 761 ft high/ 232 meters)  [REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR LARGER VIEW]

I shall call it "Ireland Light"

Hobbits where out and about :-(

         Well, our time in New Zealand had to come to an end it it's back to Singapore where we will remain for about a week.

***Picture Source: Auckland:


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