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Travel Blogs from Hamilton
... a movieset and sacrifice 5+ hours of your life just for travelling? Well, I would say it is totally worth the effort, but then again, I'm part of the fellowship.
But that was not all this weekend. I also climbed Mount Eden, which is the first (dormant) volcano I ever visited. It's said, that on top of Mt Eden, you would get the best view of Auckland city. I know people might mention the Sky Tower, but you'd have ...
... ETU and our flashy red Cessna, ZK-WSJ were the last to depart the field. This was lucky for us because the Former Minister of Transport, now Mayor of New Plymouth, only showed up to waive farewell to the last 4 stragglers off the field.
Our route for the morning would take us by active volcanoes including Mt. Tongariro, the one we saw emitting puffs of smoke when we drove by it at the beginning of our trip. We made our departure from New Plymouth, ...
... this space, along with a very nice high street with beachy-type shops and small, casual places to eat and drink. It is a proper holiday location. And Agnes is lucky enough to live here!
Back at Agnes’ place, we tidy up and head out to the party. It’s a birthday party for a friend of hers. We meet some really nice people and have some good food and drink while we chat about all sorts. We learn a wee little bit about the ...
... the car, the keys are in the ignition" - the Kiwis are a very trusting people!) to my first genuine NZ BBQ.
We also did a day trip that caused my geeky side to do cartwheels.
"Are you a fan or a fanatic?"
"If you are wearing a costume then you're a fanatic"
I check myself. I'm not.
"If you can speak Elvish then you are a fanatic"
I'm pretty sure I can't.
"When we have fanatics I have to bring my A-game".
His B-game was pretty good. ...
... us from plummeting to our death off the edge of one of the beautiful rolling hills. Before anyone even realized what was happening, the Americans at the back of the bus stood up, yelling and demanding their money back and telling the driver and guide that they wanted off the bus immediately. They were reporting the company to the authorities, demanded apologies, and wanted to be taken back to the beginning since they almost died. (Way to go ...