New Zealand Category

The World’s Most Expensive Magazine?

Once at the Auckland airport, I had some time to kill, and leftover currency to spend. I must admit, I was shocked at how expensive some of the typical airport items were! I went for a bottle of water for $5.12 NZD ($4.03 USD), which seems astronomical. But the real shocker was how expensive all […]

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SKYCITY Auckland

The Sky Tower is a landmark amongst the Auckland skyline. Sky Tower is actually part of the larger SKYCITY entertainment complex. Inside is a casino, conference center, theatre, bars, restaurants, and even two hotels! On this particular dayΒ I was just interested in the tower, though. So I took the glass elevator up up up (reminded […]

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St.Albert Park and the Auckland Art Gallery

After walking around the waterfront, we headed uptown.Β Lots of restaurants and shops. We found our way to the Art Gallery, only to find that it was still closed! So we passed the time walking around adjoining Albert Park. Me & Ivy And then headed back to the museum. Good news – admission is free! Always […]

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Auckland Waterfront

As I mentioned yesterday, I arrived in Auckland in the wee hours of the morning, and headed Β downtown soon after. I spotted another tourist by the harbor, and struck up a conversation. Turns out that Ivy, from Toronto, was on the same plane from LAX. She too decided it was worth spending a few hours […]

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5 Things To Do During a 10 Hour Layover in Auckland, New Zealand

Ordinarily, I avoid layovers like the plague. Especially layovers longer than 2 hours. But for my recent flight from the US to Australia, I purposely chose the flight with a 10 hour layover in Auckland, New Zealand. For starters, this particular flight option cost less than than those without a layover. Β Additionally, I thought it […]

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