Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
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Day 1: March 29, 2014 (evening)
As soon as we checked into a hotel we decided to go out because everyone was literally starving. We started walking and after a while we hit one of the busiest streets of Wellington, Courtenay Place that later changes its name to Manners Street.
Our first impression was so much different from what …
Our tour around Wellington started at 9 am this morning. We boarded our bus and headed into the CBD (Central Business District) on our way to Parliment. We got a tour of the old parliment building which is connected to the newer "Bee Hive" building. We were able to go onto the floor of the house and hear about how New Zealand's government works. …
Luggage needed to be ready for pick up at 6 am today, so it was an early start! We grabbed a quick breakfast and then boarded the bus for Sydney Airport. Everything went smoothly and the 3 1/2 hour flight to Wellington, New Zealand flew by (watched Captain Phillips instead of doing my blog homework!). We got thru customs and immigration with no …
... oh and some massive spiders. We returned to camp kind of sad, but then remembered just how awesome the campsite was and with the moon finally starting to rise, it was time for some camera fun before bed.
We got a little spoilt on this campsite, but who knows, maybe there will be many more awesome spots like this one on this seemingly sans campsite North island. Only time will tell...
Until next time, Much Love
... It's like the biggest, best theme park ride you've ever been on times a million. The feeling of falling through the sky and being able to see for miles and miles around you is fantastic. It's such a cliche but it really does make you feel alive. I've never experienced an adrenaline rush like it (although we have since seen a video of a guy base jumping and I'm pretty sure that would measure up). Then the parachute opens and everything slows down, and you have time to really look ...