Having an affair with Auckland...


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August 31st 2011
Published: August 31st 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

So we are still in Auckland, at the same house, even though we intended to leave Monday. Auckland has stolen our hearts! Really though, we just love the people we are couch surfing with. They let us use their internet, do laundry, and drive us to all the cool sights (did you know Auckland has 53 inactive volcanoes?!). Now our plan is to stay until Sunday, as one of our housemates' (nickname Baby Cat) birthday is this weekend and we want to celebrate with her! In the meantime we have been exploring the city and making our plans for the rest of our trip.

I have started reading a book titled "Vagabonding: an uncommon guide to the art of long-term world travel" and 10 pages in am already hooked. The quote that spoke to me today:

"vagabonding is about gaining the courage to loosen your grip on the so-called certainties of the world...about refusing to exile travel to some other, seemingly more apporpriate time of your life...about taking control of your circumstances instead of passively waiting for them to decide your fate."

We are slowly working the pictures onto facebook but here's a few to start...

Hope you enjoy! More updates soon


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31st August 2011

Fantastic!
You two look awesome. Very happy with your big grins. What are your plans now? I thought you mentioned something about World Cup?? Keep the pictures coming as they are beautiful. Happy trails :)
31st August 2011

MA
I love you! Those pictures are amazing! I'm incredibly jealous of the fabulous time you're having!! Keep posting, have fun celebrating this weekend! xo
8th September 2011

"Vagabonding: an uncommon guide to the art of long-term world travel"
Hi Girls, Looks and sounds like your adventure is a reality. We love the quote from the" Vagabonding"... book. The photos are awesome. Stay safe. Maureen and Bob

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