Mt. Eden's crater is 50 meters deep and the summit is 196 meters above sea level. The volcano erupted from two craters 28,000 years ago.
We drank few beverages and spent awesome afternoon with good company. We were going to watch sunset but it was so windy weather that everyone wanted to leave home early.
We went to Provedor, bar in Viaduct harbor with Stefano and May in the very same evening. When we were leaving we saw a goat! One guy just had a goat with him, I don't know why. It was kind of random thing so I took a picture of it. I've been myself in middle of Helsinki with two goats.. Don't ask why!
On Saturday it was Chianyee's last evening in hostel, so we went to the restaurant where Sergio works. It's Italian restaurant called Farina. They have one meter pizzas there! Sergio arranged our dinner. For starter we had fried calamari and polpette (meatballs).
Main course was pizza and duck tortellonis.
And for desert tiramisu and chocolate cake.
Yammm! After that we went to drink few beers to the bar called Andrew Andrew.
On Sunday Chianyee was leaving to Albany so I went to the city centre with her and May. Then we went to the bigger supermarket for shopping. In the evening Stefano (Italian guy from next door) asked us to go somewhere. We took beers and chips and went to Mt. Eden again. Our plan was to watch the sunset but the sun was behind the clouds so we didn't see anything. It was pretty weather though and city looked so beautiful when all lights went on!
On Monday we went to Rangitoto Island with Stefano and May. We tried to wake up for the first ferry to the island but someone (read: me and May) didn't wake up so we took the 10.30 ferry from Viaduct to Rangitoto.
We got to the island and took the summit walk to the lava caves. There are seven lava tubes which you can walk through but we found three or four and went through two of them. They were quite dark so we had to use a torch. The longest known tube is 50 metres long! I guess we walked through the 30 meter one. There's no pictures from cave because it was so dark!
While exploring lava caves we met a new friend, Felix from Germany. We walked bit with him but took separate walks after because we were going to see the summit of volcano and he had already seen it.
Apparently there is a rat problem in the island because we saw so many traps when we were walking.
We walked the board walk to the summit and the view was awesome from there! The crater was huge bowl! We ate lunch (sandwiches and chips!) and took many pictures. After we took a 20 minutes lasting walk around the summit. There were few buildings which were builded during World War II.
The last ferry left 3.30 pm so we had to catch that. We left back to the harbor and took a nap before the ferry left. In summertime (meaning from December) there are more ferries going to and from Island. On the ferry Stefano wanted to sit outside but it was so windy that May went inside and rest of us followed her there. We met again with Felix and talked bit more on the ferry back to the harbor.
Stefano and Felix
On Tuesday and Wednesday I applied for many jobs. On Wednesday evening I got one invite to an interview and one job offer. Also we agreed with hostel manager that I'm going to do some cleaning in weekends and reception stuff at the hostel. I'm starting this weekend!
I have had pain in my mouth for five days! Apparently my wisdom teeth are coming out and that causes the pain. I don't know does my insurance cover my dentist costs but I heard it's going to be expensive..
I have been here for three weeks now! How is it going somewhere else? Remember, even I am other side of the world, I still use Facebook every day and I'm available usually for Skype calls! Here the Internet isn't so great, data costs are expensive and connection isn't good. Luckily in Auckland it's better than everywhere else so now it's really good time for me to keep contact with everyone. If I'm going to stay somewhere else later there might not be any access to Internet. So it would be nice to hear how is Finland for example! I heard that there are minus degrees already ;) Any snow? Weather here have been windy and rainy for few days but some before was already quite warm.