Second Hand Heaven

Second Hand Heaven

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We decided that there would be no agenda in Auckland, so we just wandered, and then wandered some more.

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Auckland is home to incredibly good Vietnamese restaurants (which is where we spent a lot of our evenings) as well as a huge collection of brilliant vintage and second hand shops.

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Unfortunately I was too distracted by Calamity Jane style tassle jackets and the endless rows of books in St Kevin’s Arcade to take any photos. This is a great website though if you are in Auckland and fancy an afternoon/ week long vintage shopping trip.

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As nice as it is, there are quite a few scruffs in Auckland. This gentleman was defacing Michaelangelo’s ‘Sitting Moses’ statue. 

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After our days of retail therapy and generally meandering around aimlessly, we got our arses in gear and walked up Mt Eden which is a dormant volcanoe and also Aucklands highest natural isthmus.

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I think this may be the furthest I have ever been from home. Our journey back begins, with a few more adventures of the way, no doubt.



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