17 October, 2013 – Wellington

Busy day today.  I got up early and headed out to check out/shoot all the things I was supposed to do yesterday before I turned into a stupid person.

Around Wellington - City to Sea bridgeI headed straight to the New Zealand parliament building (a.k.a. The Beehive) and then made my way back to the visitor’s centre.  It is situated near a very large square with a lot of interesting architecture and art installations such as the City to Sea Bridge and a floating globe.  After picking up my notebook and having breakfast at the nearby Clarke’s Cafe, I continued on to the rest of my exploring.

I ended up at te Papa – New Zealand’s National Museum.  This museum is more or less free (it’s free, but some exhibits do have a fee) but I had not planned on going inside, especially as I visited the museum in Rotorua.  However, they did have a souvenir shop and I was still looking for a nice wool sweater so I went in to check out the shop and buy my wool.  They also had a cafeteria so I stopped for a snack.  The cafeteria had a patio with what looked like a park so I went to check it out.  It wasn’t really a park at all, but the outdoor portion of the natural history part of the museum.  It wound its way up to the top floor of the museum so I did end up going in and made my way down through the exhibits to the exit.  It seemed like an excellent museum and if I’m ever back in Wellington, I will make sure to spend a full day there.

After that it was once again time to head back to Clarke’s Cafe to attend a writer’s meet up, which was quite fun.

Wrap-Up

Impressions: Still loving the city!

Daily Casualties: None

Walked: about 7 miles

The Rest of the story:

Aurora Announces her trip!
Aurora’s Australian Pre-planning
Working with a Travel Agent
My Trip Down Under:
– Day 123 – The Journey
– Day 4 – Auckland
– Day 5 – North Island Culture
– Day 6 – Rotorua
– Day 7 – Wellington
– Day 8 – Wellington
– Day 9 & 10 – South Island Scenery
Day 11 – Queenstown
Day 12 – Middle Earth
Day 13 – The Last Day
Day 14 – Great Barrier Reef
Day 15 – Alice Springs
Day 16, 17 & 18 – The Outback
Day 19, 20 and 21 – Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road
Days 22 to 25 – Sydney and the End
Down Under Assignments

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