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Food in Auckland: Fish and Chips

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Catch 22 Fish and Chips_1280_for_WebWhile on the plane to New Zealand, the lovely woman sitting next to us recommended that we go just across the bay from Auckland to a seaside town called Devonport, and indulge in the local favorit of fish and chips while sitting down near the water.  Who are we to disobey?

We went down to Catch 22, on the main strip just outside the port and decided to grab a little Tarakihi and chips while we waited for the ferry.

Unlike most fast food places, both fish and chips were made up after we ordered them so they were piping hot and juicy.  An altogether pleasant (if artery clogging) experience.

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A Trip to Devonport and Waiheke

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Looking back on Auckland_1280_for_Web

We decided to get out of the city for a while and take a ferry to Devonport, a seaside town across the harbor from Auckland, and then further on to an island named Waiheke, about a 40 minute Read more

It’s all about perspective

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Yes, I am 12 years old.  Just couldn’t resist a snap from this angle.

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La Cicale Market in Auckland

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La Cicale market_1280_for_WebEvery Saturday and Sunday, La Cicale, a French bakery and cooking supply store, hosts an outdoor market featuring fresh produce and local food producers.  We stopped by to see what was happening at the market that was ranked Aucklands best for the past several years.

First, I was actually expecting something bigger, for all of the fanfare surrounding the market.  However, what it lacked in quantity, it did make up for in quality – and free samples!  There were local brewers selling their fresh apple and pear cider.  There were about 3 different vendors selling some amazing hummus in many different varieties.  I could probably have just sat there all day with some french bread and gorged myself until I turned into a chick pea, but we decided to refrain.  There was amazing Read more

Found in Auckland: Daiso!

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The Japanese 100 Yen shop chain apparently made its way down to the long white cloud of New Zealand.  Unfortunately, they didn’t quite bring the same prices with them.  1 item is NZ$3.50, 2 items for $6.90, 3 for $10.   It’s about 2.5 times the price of these items in Japan.  Even still, it’s quite cheap, and it’s always nice to know there’s a place to get shoddily made, super cheap items.

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