city of sails

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” paris may be the city of love, but auckland is the city of many lovers, according to its maori name, tamaki makaurau. In fact, her lovers so desired this beautiful place that they fought over her for centuries.

the 135, 000 pleasure crafts filling auckland’s marinas have lent the city its most durable nickname: the ‘city of sails’. ”
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alright –  ready to get a glimpse of the most delightful little hostel you’ll ever see [and then to feel this unexplainable desire to leave everything behind and jump on a plane]?  they are in auckland for a few days staying right in the heart and soul of the city at – the attic backpackers.  they have

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a temporary roommate; he’s traveling alone from argentina. it’s something to get use to that’s for sure, bunking up with strangers in a foreign place.  but oh what a thrill.  here’s a few shots pulled from the website of this incredible placeauckland-skyline-backpackers1

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public transport is pretty different over there, it took them a minute to figure out where they were going but only because they aren’t familiar with the area. here they are riding around the city on the local bus route:photo 1 photo 2a $1.90 fare on the inner city circuit “link” bus puts you in touch with all of auckland’s fantastic inner city suburbs and destinations, stop located 1 minute away from their hostel. how convenient.

a few incredible shots from their firsphoto 5t couple days of explorationphoto 3  photo 4

as soon as all of the recent photos are done streaming in i will post another update. peace.