Art Deco Masonic Hotel
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Comfortable, clean and with all mod cons.
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Napier sits on the east coast of the north Island some 135km from Taupo. The sign leaving Taupo states "No fuel for 130km" which gives some idea of how busy the road is. At one point over the two hour drive we did see three cars together but aside from that it was the odd car normally going the other way. We passed a sign saying "Scenic View" and …
In February 1931 Napier was flattened by a huge earthquake that went on for over 2 minutes, a loing time for an earthquake it seems. Buildings not destroyed by that stood a good chance of being consumed by the fire that followed, firemen got the engines out of the damaged fire station but the water pipes had been fractured.
The rebuilding …
I had a good night's sleep in my posh hotel and before long was sitting in the wittily named cafe, Two Fat Lattes, enjoying Eggs Benedict and a strong black coffee or 'Long Black' as it is known in these here parts, essentially a double espresso. All was good at the Criterion Inn and it seemed that I didn't have to pay for the room I had declined, …
So far my top 5 things about New Zealand (oh I so do love a list, just like my sister-in-law, maybe it's a Taurean thing, who knows?) 1. No tipping. It's not that I'm stingy, I very much hope I'm not, but it does make for an easier existence when you don't have to think about adding to a bill in a restaurant or trying to think what to give the tour …
... cliffs and an emerald sea, a beautiful headland in the distance, and smooth waves breaking for miles on a sandy beach. If I was a surfer I would wet myself right now. I park as close to the edge as I dare and take photos, looking down to the waves below gives me a cold vertigo feeling in my gut. There’s a carpark where some surfer kids are, might be a good campsite tonight. Onward to Mahanga, which is Maori for ‘nice beach houses’. It’s a dead ...