Travel Blogs from Wellington
For a capital city Wellington is delightfully compact...and if it wasn't for that major fault line lying directly below I could stay here! I'm typing this from a bar called Malthouse (free WiFi!) while sipping a drop of Monteiths ale. Sally is 'on' the Tuatura wheat beer. Both breweries are NZ based. Beer, coffee, waterfront cafes, and very …
Am 25.12. führte uns unsere Reise nach Wellington. Leider hatten wir hier nur einen halben Tag Aufenthalt, so dass das Programm etwas straffer war. Zuerst waren wir etwas Kultur im Te Papa tanken, DAS Museum in Neuseeland. Max Begeisterung hielt sich in Grenzen. Aber zum Glück gab es da mehrere Spielecken für Kinder, wo er sich ganz gut aufgehoben …
... to go to
hospital. When asked where his parents were, the kids said it was just
his mum, and they pointed 10m away to where she was with a group of street
adults, under an overhang of the monument. Ma’am Mercy said they wouldn’t
be able to afford to take him to the hospital. I said I would pay (less
than $10) just so I knew he was ok. Ma’am Mercy approached the mother who
was gambling and offered that hospital fees ...
... in at Rongotai Apartments (yay, near the airport,) we drove up to my sister Lynley's house for dinner. We didn't take the most direct route, my bad.... It was the first fish & chips ("fush & chups") of the trip and well worth the wait! It was wonderful to get together with the cousins (Zach & Sammi plus John.) We all had a great time. The view from their house is spectacular - every flight that comes in or goes out from the airport!
... when not being used to hang clothing.
We fared reasonably well in the recent earthquake but lost some Italian glass statues and a few other items. We happened to be on the road at the time and felt nothing. Have had to do the claim pretty quickly given our imminent departure. Fortunately no structural damage to the building.
Well, must get back to that long list of things to do. Next blog from Europe.
Stu and Trish