Living in Auckland is kind of great. We have awesome beaches and a rainforest full of walks, streams and waterfalls right in our backyard.
Today I venture out with my family to see one of Auckland’s most famous waterfalls – the Kitekite falls.
I’ve lived in Auckland my entire life – all 26 years of it, and it’s safe to say I love this city.
My friend from Perth was on a cruise that was docking in Auckland for a day and I caught up with her to show her some of the sites. It was a great opportunity to be a tourist in my own city and to try out my new Sony Action Cam (HDR-AS20) that I plan to take to Europe!
I absolutely love travelling – the actual travelling, dreaming about travelling, planning travel.. all of it. But there is one thing I absolutely HATE about it – exchange rates. The New Zealand dollar is typically not very strong against most major currencies, but recently, it’s dropped a lot which makes it even more expensive to travel.
When I went to the states last year, the NZ Dollar was buying .88 US Dollars. 8 months later and that has now dropped to .66 USD. I exchanged $3,000NZD today and got a measly $1,992USD. It’s not just the US Dollar that’s so low either – the Pound and Euro rates are more than depressing; .40 and.60 respectively.