Are You Scared of Heights?!
Whenever my fella, Barnaby and I visit anywhere on holiday, we have to do at least one touristy activity. It doesn’t matter if we’ve been somewhere a gazillion times – there must be something novelty to do! Last time we visited Auckland, we went on an enormous taxi ride to the local theme park. The visit before, we unsuccessfully attempted to visit my favourite childhood aquarium. When it didn’t work out, we used our visa to order room service – dessert included! This time, to save our pennies, we decided to take a trip up the Sky Tower – a massive structure right in the middle of the city. The actual building is 328 metres tall, and is the tallest free standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Now, don’t let my calm expression fool you – I am petrified of heights! When we exited the elevator I could barely even look out of the window. I credit the glass floor for getting me in such a state! It took about twenty minutes to calm down and stop sweating, but almost instantly I fell completely in love with the views. I was even able to scurry across the glass floor panelling – did I mention that it was 186 metres off the ground?! Despite the reassurance of the thickness of the glass, it was terrifying! Just as I was feeling extra brave, there was movement in front of the window. The tower is used for bungee jumping, and luckily for us, a woman took her jump right as we watched! It looked like a truly amazing experience – but just watching was quite enough for me!