Friday, February 22, 2013

Last two days in New Zealand

Our last day in Christchurch on Thursday, February 21 was spent lounging around. It was a perfect day for a movie so we headed to the mall to watch, "A Good Day to Die Hard" - which was awesome! Hey, it's the cheapest movie ($8.50 USD) we've been to in awhile and who doesn't love Bruce Willis as John McClane? Yippee Ki-Yay, Mr. Falcon!

But little did we know we'd be equally entertained by the fashion choices of Christchurch residents...Paul and I have decided that Kiwis age 15-25 are about 25 years behind and stuck in the mid to late 80's with acid wash jeans, mullets galore and animal print tights. I only wish I took some pictures to prove it. You'll just have to take my word for it.

2 minutes before the movie started we were the only ones in the theater with assigned seats (6 people did show up)

Today we finally returned the Vitz (Paul is happy he doesn't have to drive anymore) and flew to Auckland. We took the airbus to the city (only $16 per person) and met my cousin's wife, Li for lunch. Thanks again Li for treating!

Since we were staying with my cousin one last night before an early flight to Sydney (we leave for the airport in 4 hours) she let us leave our bags at her office while we strolled around the area.

The annual Auckland Lantern Festival was just getting set up at Albert Park and we walked around the Auckland Art Gallery since it was free!

It's too bad we weren't able to see this at night - heard it's really pretty
This was our favorite scene

This one wasn't bad either...
At the Auckland Art Gallery
Te Hokioi by Brett Graham

The End of the Twentieth Century by Peter Robinson

The Song of the Frog by Michael Parekowhai

My favorite - Environment III by Luc Peire

He's falling!
Tomorrow, we head to Australia (country #3) on a 6am flight. We are going to regret not getting any sleep. Darn that strong latte this morning!


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