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in as I only have 6-8 weeks before Scotland. I have to attend 8 sessions
of physio at the hospital. It takes two days to get over the physio so very
pleased I only go on Tuesdays and Thursdays. .
trip is coming together nicely and most of it is booked now. The highlights for
me will be a half day at a falconry, the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow and Shetland Islands.
I think there will ...
... having had enough of ham sandwiches which we have been eating for a month. We then headed back to the hostel and took in the Aus and NZ institution 'The Block'! Remarkable television. According to the drunk building contractor commentating to us. If anyone needs a job head to Christchurch as he can sort one for anyone! Even Hannah as he kept on telling us. And I think he runs a massive drum and bass night too which apparently get 'well rowdy'. Christchurch is second in the world for ...
... part to explore what our guidebook calls one of the world's best small cities and in part to catch up on some work (grading exams is actually not much more fun in New Zealand than anywhere else).
We have to agree with the guidebook. First, Wellington sits in a beautiful setting. It occupies a broad harbor, and in addition to ferry, cruise ship, and cargo docks, its waterfront features condos, nice pedestrian walkways with poetry and public art, a weekend ...
... an unexpected but interesting discussion about the Wahine disaster including the drivers personal experience - being 19 at the time. After a brief heart-stopping moment when the AirNZ check-in system said I needed a proper visa to get to China, my nerves got the better of me I'm afraid and I promptly forgot that I first had to fly to Auckland - instead of going to my domestic gate, I proceeded to try to ...
... beauty blew our minds it almost looks fake. Arriving into Wanaka, we automatically fell in love, a small town with the focus being the lake and the mountains with quirky little shops and bars and the potential to be an amazing ski resort in the winter.
18th March 2014
The mount Iron challenge......equipped with our picnic lunch we wondered along the flat road track to the foot of the mountain. A burning hot day we climbed the steady incline of rubble ...