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Roughing it in New Zealand

1 Sep

Diary of my adventures in the land of rugby (9 August – 1 November 2011)

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Auckland is Getting Ready for Rugby!
9-17 August 2011

Auckland

Kia Ora! A city welcomes you… but don’t mind the finishing touches. Fresh paint here, new cobblestones there, banners and posters everywhere. The city is in a buzz. Even my hostel was smelling (bad) of fresh paint and a guy was going around the floors speckling.  So much to do so little time.

Auckland will host the very first game of the Rugby World Cup on September 9, as well as all the finals at the end of October. As the banners say, the World Is Here to Play! Not everybody is excited about the games, but tourism will be good!

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