SO Wellington was fun! After being so many other places in the country, I didn’t think there could be a place so different than everywhere else. But then there was Wellington.
The atmosphere is just so different than Auckland, the people are different, the style is different, the city is completely different. I must say I really did like it. We stayed in hostel near Cuba Street for the first few nights and we had a total blast. Especially on my birthday!
We went to the ‘Trippy Tree’ in the Botanic Gardens. It’s this super cool tree that’s wicked tall and easy to climb, and the leaves at the top are so thick that you actually sit right on top of the tree. There was an awesome view of the city from the top, too. It was nighttime and my camera is pretty sub-par, but here’s a pic of Giselle almost at the top.
We went to some good cafes and restaurants like Midnight Espresso, Sweet Mama’s Kitchen and Hashigo Zake. As if I wasn’t already obsessed with chai lattes before…
For the last few days we couchsurfed with some cool people in a town right out side the city, Newtown. We slept in an awesome mini room that was filled with mattresses, blankets and pillows. Which was totally essential due to the fact that it was colder in the house than outside! Damn New Zealanders not knowing what insulation is. They were pretty awesome people with a cool cat and cool stories. Needless to say, before now I’ve never pulled my boot out from under a couch with a giant weta on it. Then the cat killed it.
Wellington was awesome but super cold and windy! Made me miss home a little bit more… that fact that it will be summer in just a few weeks is just pure bliss! It does feel really weird that I only have three days left in New Zealand.