A day to chill and relax. No itinerary to follow, and we had all the time in Auckland. 🙂
A short bus ride brought us to Newmarket. Very cool place to do some shopping. A funkier place than Queen street, definitely. And of course always cherish coffee/drink/alcohol time with my dear.
Anyway it was a weekday, so I was quite puzzled when the cafe was quite crowded. I wondered if these people did not need to work, and just happened to be on leave too. *shrug*
During our journey, we had met some tourists and locals, and all of them recommended us to visit the Auckland Museum. Since it was an easy walk from Newmarket, we must not miss it.
A wingless gigantic bird. There were, and still are, moments when wingless birds appeared in my mind, and I almost wanted to laugh out loud. Ok, not really laughing out loud, but the chicky feeling that how could it possible to have birds without wings. I mean, Kiwi is one of the wingless birds. They are more than flightless, they are WINGLESS. At least penguins can TRY to fly. Have you thought of how these birds would feel? … Do they feel handicapped?
On our way to Wintergarden, I saw magnificent trees on the widest grass field ever …. with sky so blue, I wonder how would I want to live anywhere else.
The Wintergarden was a refreshing place to visit. It certainly had the power to splash some colours to your life.
My first time. I actually felt safe enough to lie on this grass field…. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
To end off the day, we took a bus ride to K Road (K Road = Karangahape Road) and Ponsonby Road. WARNING: it is a long long walk from K Road to Ponsonby. Absolutely do-able, but please give yourself enough time and make sure you are well-fed to survive the long walk.
We rested for a while in an ice-cream shop and saw a gorgeous church. It was quite cool though, it housed a beer cafe. OKAY, don’t ask me why a beer place can be named as a cafe…. the owner of the shop must have their own reasons!