Sunday, February 1, 2009

Back from Kiwi Land and the Land Down Under

Auckland, New Zealand

We flew in to Auckland, New Zealand from Los Angeles to board the cruise ship, Diamond Princess, for a 12 day cruise in New Zealand and Australia. My wife and I decided to leave several days before the cruise commence so we can check out the city and what it has to offer.

We ran into many New Zealander pinoys in the city and we are happy to note that they are doing very well in their new adopted country.

I took this shot from inside our tour bus. The tall structure in the background is the Sky Tower, the tallest building in New Zealand.

This photo was taken from inside the observation deck of the Sky Tower.

This young girl was trying to convince us to buy a photo of our foursome (shown in the computer monitor) with the Sky Tower in the background. The photo was expensive but her smile eased the pain in my wallet LOL.

A cross-sectional view below and above the ocean water line as seen from a cafe where we stopped for a coffee break.
On our way back from Waitomo cave, we stopped for lunch at this family run facility. Good lunch, good view...more than made up for the run-of-the-mill cave we visited outside the city but for the presence of glowworms.


mikky said...

looks like fun... joining a cruise is really fun... :)

bertN said...

It is fun and it is a relaxing way to travel. Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Patingin nung expensive na photo nyo na napilitan mong bilhin. LOL.

Well, at least she rewarded you with a sweet smile :-)

bertN said...

dyosa, huwag at baka mapaiyak lang ako sa mahal pag na-alala ko LOL.

RJ said...

Mas maganda para sa akin ang place na berdeng-berde palagi. Siguro sa New Zealand 85% ng taon ay lush and green sila doon.

Maganda ang blog niyo. Dinadala niyo ako sa mga magagandang lugar. o",) SALAMAT.

[Thank you rin po sa pagdalaw sa The Chook-minder's Quill.]

bertN said...

Ako rin gustong gusto ko ng laging verde - Southern California is not, but up north and beyond it is.

I like New Zealand this time of the year (Jan-Feb) but I do not know how it is the rest of the months. Thanks for dropping by.

Jay - agent112778 said...

ohh i is h i can go to Auckland too

bertN said...

I ran into a lot of Pinoys living in Auckland and enjoying their stay there.