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Reisverslag Waiheke Island
7 september 2015
Dit reisverslag is ook geplaatst in de activityinternational community.
And because I’ve heard it rained a lot as well back home in The Netherlands (what a surprise) I won’t bother anyone with stories about more rain.
Let me skip to the weekend, beginning with Friday. My roommates and I didn’t really feel like cooking so we decided to get some diner in a restaurant. Three hungry young men looking for a nice place to eat in a big city, that wouldn’t be that hard you would say. Well it turned out it was. You have to know since there are a lot of Asian people living in the city centre, there are also a lot of Asian restaurants over here. If you like that kind of food (like my roommates do) than you would be more than okay to find a good place to eat over here. For those who know me good enough will know I don’t really like to eat food like that, because my intestines don’t really process that all too well. And Nils suffers from lactose intolerance so you can understand it took us quite a while to find a restaurant we were all happy with. Eventually I gave in and we went to this Chinese restaurant that didn’t look too bad. The food tasted good, but I wasn’t so happy with it the other day, so next time I probably won’t join my roommates for dinner in a similar restaurant.
After dinner we decided to get back to the apartment and have some beers, play card games and get some sleep, because there was an active day awaiting us on Saturday.
My roommates and I decided to take the ferry to Waiheke Island this Saturday. The day before we asked on WhatsApp and Facebook if there were any other interns who would like to join us to Waiheke Island. It turned out there was someone, a Dutch girl named Jacqueline. We would meet up with her at Britomart close to the harbour before getting on to the ferry. When the four of us arrived at the Pier the ferry was just about to leave so we had to hurry to get our ticket and get on board. Hardly on board of the ferry it took off to Waiheke Island. During this trip there were some good opportunities to take some nice photos, but because of the waves and the wind it turned out to be quite difficult sometimes to take a decent picture. Luckily I managed to get at least a couple of good pictures (if I may say so myself). After like 30 minutes we arrived at Waiheke Island. Fully prepared (haha not) we began our adventure on this beautiful island. With no idea where to go to and no idea what to do we decided to explore the island by foot and try to get to a couple of the beaches. Fortunately the weather was good today and also quite warm sometimes. They say the temperature on Waiheke Island is generally a couple of degrees warmer than in Auckland. After a few minutes I came to realise I forgot to put on my other shoes that are more made for walking than the ones I had on. I have to remember that the next time we decide to do a similar activity. There were many great tracker routes on the island that took us to some beautiful lookout points and other great places. I can bore you with detailed information about the paths we took and the many great views, but I think it’s better you just check out the photos (on my Facebook page you can find more photos) and see how beautiful Waiheke Island is.
We or at least I will definitely go back to Waiheke Island one day in the summer to see the rest of the island, because even though we have seen quite a lot we haven’t seen the half of it.
This was my blog about my second week here in Auckland. I hope you enjoyed it. I will get you updated by my next blog and my Facebook page. Cheers!
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7 september 2015 20:58 | Door: Catharina
Keep up your blog-writing! I enjoy it very much! For me it seems like a kind of realitysoap. Nice to be able to follow you this way! Enjoy your stay there and have fun with your new mates!
7 september 2015 23:37 | Door: Ronald
Good to hear you enjoy reading it. I will try to keep writing my blogs.
15 september 2015 20:42 | Door: Robert en Catharina
Hey Ronald, we are awaiting yor third blog! What's keeping you? Are you already that busy that you can't find the time to write your blog? Greets from Robert and Catharina
16 september 2015 12:23 | Door: Ronald Aalders
Hi Robert and Catharina,
Sorry you had to wait a few more days, but my third blog is online now. Cheers