|Beach a short walk from Steve's place|
The next morning, I got on the ferry to Waiheke Island. Little did I realize I would be staying on a beautiful paradise outside of Auckland; a cross between Martha’s Vineyard and Provence with wineries, pristine beaches, lush curious flora and laid back locals.
Steve and Atma, an Italian couchsurfer Steve was hosting at the same time, picked me up and we wasted little time: to the beach! And by beach I mean nude beach (sorry, no pictures, unless you’re a really close friend ;-).
The next few days were really chill: beach, biking around the vineyards, wine tastings, home-cooked meal and gastropub dining. Atma even taught me some yoga postures! One night, we went to a community movie house, with couches instead of seats, to see Eat, Pray, Love. This reminded me a lot of my trip, except my mouth isn’t as big as Julia Roberts. I got her beat with the nose though!
|Atma enjoying her vegetarian fare|
|Date of picture: November 30, 2010|
|Gastrowinery lunch with Steve and Atma|
|View from Steve's terrace|
|Overlooking the nude beach|