On my flight to Auckland they gave us declaration papers to fill. The same kind of papers you get when you are traveling to USA. I was a bit nervous since I had to tick in that I brought my riding gear and that I have been with other animals than dogs and cats. Maybe they would say: No Elin you can’t get in, you might have Ebola or some other deices. I didn’t have to worry about anything. My riding bots needed just a bit of extra cleaning so I don’t bring any seeds or bacteria in to NZ.
The trip from the airport to my hostel went also fine (see mom, nothing to worry about). My first day here, I spent most in bed. I was so tired and jetlagged. You shouldn’t underestimate the wonderful thing to actually lie down and sleep.
In the middle of the night I couldn’t sleep of course so I started planning what I wanted to do here in Auckland. I definitely wanted to go to Auckland zoo and the sky tower. I found also Stardome observatory I want to visit and they had a big telescope that you can use.
Yesterday I went to the zoo. I took the bus and that was an experience by itself. In Sweden we have a sign showing the next bus stop, but this don’t exists here. The bus driver was however kind to tell me where I should go off.
Auckland zoo was a nice place. It was only a few visitors so it was a good place for take it easy and enjoy the quite moment. My I found my favorite animal the meerkats sitting and chilling in the sun.
My plan for today is to visit Sky tower, hopefully I will have nice pictures over Auckland.