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wheresnat’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 11 Feb 2006

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

MapHey kids,

First and foremost - HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!

Went to the Lantern Festival - (part of the Chinese New Year celebrations) at Albert Park in Auckland tonight. I went with one of my friends from work, Lisa and a couple of her friends.

The rain held off for most of the night which was great.

We headed over to Albert Park straight after work and I'm so glad we did- we got to see the dragon/lion (not sure what they are) performances and also some martial arts performances before anyone really arrived - there was maybe 200-300 people when we arrived. By the time we left, you couldn't see the performers for all the people - maybe 5-6,000 people now wandering around.

Experienced the food, the atmosphere, the culture (including Chinese opera - don't think i'll be hearing that again in a hurry), but best of all there was a free face painting tent, and when one is given the option of free face painting - no age limits, one must participate. Hence the last photo- me and my dragon....

Lisa and her friends left around 9 and i headed off after buying some candy floss..... mmmmmm candy floss.

Hope everyone is great.