Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tourist Bus Around Downtown

Today I took a tourist bus around downtown Auckland (the City of Sails), visiting Sky Tower and the Auckland Museum.

I'm still having a bit of trouble with the New Zealand accent. For example, the bus had a recorded voice explaining the various sights. The narrator's voice was rotund and muffled, and the bus was loud.

Passing near Auckland's yacht marina, I thought I understood the recorded voice to say "And here is the center of the orphans, baitings, and rottings industries." I don't like to give unsolicited advice, especially to foreigners, but these seem like thin reeds upon which to build a city's economy.

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