I admit, the weather in Auckland could have been better today. But after droping my bags at the Mozilla office I took the weather as a sign from the gods of culture … and went to the Auckland museum. I bought a ticket for the Maori Culture Experience – it was a bit like Disney Land, but I did at least learn a few things! The best bit was the volcano exhibit (has nothing to do with Maori). You walk into a living room and sit on a sofa. Then the TV starts and they inform you that a volcano will soon erupt in the Auckland harbor – given that is is build on volcanos, not unlikely. All of a sudden the room shakes and goes all dark. Ok – very much like Disney land, but I liked it!
On the way back to the hotel I got a bit lost but had time to take pics of the plants along the highway (for my parents: ueberall agapanthus, bluehend!). Had my first restaurant meal on my own – and it was not bad at all. I guess I was so “disturbed” by the waitress that wore eyeshadow in the color of the restaurant logo – acid green … That I did not miss any company. Sorry, no pictures. Not only because I was scared to take one of the waitress but also because I am at a pubic internet terminal at Auckland airport. Internet access is free … nice surprises all around.
More from the South Island!
note to Mozilla: the free computers at the airport run Opera …