We decided to go to Auckland for the weekend for our anniversary. Just for fun we decided to catch the bus, this was interesting (in terms of the other patrons) and made us feel like it was more of an adventure, like two country folk heading to the big smoke on the bus. We stayed at a hotel right by the casino and managed to loose a whole $30 on the pokies before we gave up, this was a little depressing as the guy next to us kept managing to win albeit only $30 in total but anyway it was fun and where else are you going to go late on a sunday night. The hotel had a nice spa bath with cable and sky so we watched alot of the olympic action, and did the regular tourist type things, like the markets and the wharf etc. We went to the local super market where we were by far the minority, it being full of asians, even the buskers out front were asian and when it was time to leave we felt quite sad, which is always a sign of a good trip.