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... to be shrink wrapped together to meet the two bag per person criteria and then Ita left her boarding pass in the kiosk slot.
After breakfast in the Air NZ lounge we boarded for our four hour flight to Apia.
We we arrived in Samoa at 1pm (jump forward one hour) and were met by Susana and her daughter Loretta and Kelly who had brought Leilua's car for us to use for the duration of our stay. It was only a ten minute drive to our hotel.
... t guessed so. Our pictures don't do it the justice it deserves and we hope we will be lucky enough to somehow come back as there is still so much more we want to do! We loved doing the kiwi experience as we have seen lots of hidden treasures but next time we will definitely do a campervan and get on the road ourselves! We loved the north and south island but our heart lies more in the south with the snow capped mountains. New Zealand it has been sweet ...
... a view it was, mainly because we were stood right on the edge of the crater rim, with downtown Auckland and the harbour in the distance.
That evening we found ourselves near the airport and enquired about staying in the budget Ibis hotel, with a huge poster advertising rooms for only $69. Of course no rooms were available at that price, so another night it was in ...
... ice cream I had at one of the stops was basically the highlights of today.
On a side note, here’s a few other things that I’ve discovered are different here…buggies are trolleys, tire is spelled tyre, gas is called petrol (although there is a brand of petrol stations called ‘g.a.s.’ so it makes it kinda confusing but kinda simple at the same time, if that makes any sense which I doubt it does), barbie is grilling, and ...
... the town is sighted. It was quite strange to be just pootling along looking at the calm blue water and then come across a steaming gurgling hole and even stranger to see a man kayaking on it! Some areas were fenced off but in others it was quite easy to drop your foot into a Mordorish hole. Oh yes the whole country is littered with Tolkeinish tourist tour opportunities. We were told that Hobbit World, I jest not, is completely realistic. In which sense is the word real being ...