Auckland is a strange place sometimes.

Today on my way to the grocery store after work, I walked by a mini Egypt march down one of the side streets with a random guy holding a sign wanting to raise the minimum wage up to $15/hour. What was he trying to accomplish in a group of Egyptian protesters?!

Just a few meters down the road there was a gentleman's bar (or strip club), and there was a line up of about six creepy, dirty looking guys waiting to get admitted into the club. CREEPY!

In other news, tomorrow (Feb. 6) is Waitangi Day. It is the day that celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document in 1840. The treaty made New Zealand a part of the British Empire, guarnateed Maori rights to their land, and gave Maori rights as British subjects.

Every year there is a ceremony at the Waitangi Treaty grounds in Bay of Islands (about 3 hours north of Auckland). Mom and I walked on the grounds and took some photos when she was here...

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