Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sunny Auckland

My trip around New Zealand started in Auckland. As much as a third of New Zealand’s population leaves there, earning the Aucklanders a sarcastic denomination of JAFA (just another fucking Aucklander) – though it was an Aucklander who with characteristic self-irony told me about it!

I was lucky to spend my time in Auckland with my friends, a couple from Latvia/Moscow, who live there for seven years already. I have wonderful memories about my stay there.

Auckland is a city built on the volcanic plateau. There are about 50 volcanoes in the area. The evening view over Auckland from Mt Eden, the highest of these volcanoes, standing at 196 metres:

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