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Salsa, Devonport and saying goodbye

18/19 September 2015

sunny 16 °C

For Faye's last night and day in Auckland, we decided to send her off in style with a meal out, wine and sightseeing.

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On Friday night (Sept 18) we headed off to The Mexican Cafe (it really is called that) for fajitas and fun times.

Faye and I met up with my Swedish friend Linda (how cultural of us, English, Swedish, Kiwi and Mexican-themed evening) for good food, LOTS of bottles of wine and watching other people do salsa while debating if we were drunk enough or not.

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We got some great pictures of our night out and the Skytower, but unfortunately couldn't have a laze in bed all day on Saturday as it was Faye's last day (sniff).

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So we forced ourselves to get up and hop on the short ferry to Devonport.

How do I describe Devonport?

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Well, think of any old British seaside town, take away the crap modern arcades and any signs of commercialism, and you're left with Devonport. It is beautiful.

The ferry is great as you get to see Auckland city centre from the water and the skyscrapers against the sky look pretty awesome. I'm not good on boats, so I was a little green behind the gills, but managed to keep my breakfast down to admire the view.

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When we arrived we headed for a lovely little pub on the corner for food and alcohol (well, Faye was on holiday and technically I was too) and chowed down on seafood and yummy creations.

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We then had a lazy walk along the prom and gazed out across the waters and the place I was now calling home (temporarily).

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We saw some amazing houses (oh how the other half live) and took some great pictures of the scenery. We wandered round for a wee while putting the world to rights and taking snaps.

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Eventually it was time to head back and soon after that Faye had to leave.

Not going to lie....had a little tear.

I've been lucky enough on my adventures for THREE friends to come out and see me and to actually live with another one for a bit. (Christine Morris - I f**king love you!) But it has always been hard saying goodbye to them.

I guess the trade off is getting to see some amazing sights.....and soon I will be jetting off again to another far off land. Can't bloody wait!

Posted by emmaabroad 01:00 Archived in New Zealand Tagged auckland new_zealand ferry devonport devonport_ferry

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