I got up a bit early and did some exercise around the hostel. It was right next to some housing estates so I did get a few looks while doing chin-ups on the monkey bars. During breakfast (acquired from the previous night’s castoffs) I made a tentative plan for the next few weeks, then there was more boring administration booking accommodation and buying bus tickets.
I caught a Megabus to Boston. They didn’t even check my ticket! It was reasonable quality, and I had the front seat on the top deck, so I had a complete view of the numerous traffic jams that we passed through.
I thought the interstate looked a lot like SH1 through Manukau, and coming in to Boston looked like the motorway between Penrose and Greenlane.
The trip took 4 hours and then I took the T (Boston’s subway) to the HI hostel. T tickets cost $2 no matter where you go. The hostel was very nice and cost $34/night for members.