…so this is what a cyclone is like.
Earlier today, I thought I might check out the University of Wellington which is just around the corner of my hostel. Arriving there, I sat down in one of the buildings to surf a little and to read when it started to rain a little bit. Not taking this seriously (because I don’t read or watch the news when I travel), I kept sitting here.
Then all the people left the building.I thought: Well it is Sunday, who can blame them for leaving a little early. And I kept sitting here.
Then it got dark, big grey clouds forming, it started to rain. And I kept sitting here thinking that I would just wait a little until it is over.
Then the storm started to hit the building in a more serious way.
And it got night outside.
For some reason, the lights are not working in this building and the only thing that I am getting light from right now is the monitor of my laptop. It’s a good thing I can touch-type as it is too dark to see my laptop’s keyboard (please excuse any typos)…
When I checked earlier, the doors of the building were locked, but there seems to be an emergency button that hopefully releases the doors. I will stay here until the cyclone is gone. Or maybe even overnight, who knows.
The wind is rattling at the windows and all I can think about is the all you can eat pizza place I wanted to go tonight…
My mozarelly, how I miss you! *sigh*
After the storm stopped, it was about 11PM and too late for any pizza. Luckily there were some 24 hour markets that were still open and so I got some bread to accompany the milk and the apple I still had at the hostel. Apart from the 24 hour market and the McDonalds, the city was like a ghost town, only me and my fruit loaf were wandering through the streets…