Kingsgate Hotel Wellington
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SO i was all ready to leave Wellington and set off to Picton, Kaikoura and Christchurch for my next adventure when I realised how daunting the whole thing felt. All it took was my very wise mother to ask "Well why are you leaving then?" to realise i didn't have to leave!
I had spent most of the week recovering from my ridiculous jet lag …
... occur, but also how people can protect their homes and themselves in the event of one. Having been to Christchurch a few days earlier it was quite poignant to read. They had a game in which you have to work out what equipment you need to secure different parts of your home, I was rubbish! A popular part of this section is the earthquake house, basically it is a little house which you go into and it replicates an earthquake - I was glad my lunch had settled before entering.
... Thankfully, it was a day of travelling, and so it didn’t really affect us. There is always a silver lining though, and so with the rain and sunshine came the most spectacular rainbows we have ever seen. The colours were amazing and so vivid and bright. Rainbow after rainbow graced the countryside, each one arching over the hilltops. We could see the start and end of each one. It was truly magical. No pot of gold though!At around lunch time we arrived at the town of Carterton. ...
... Wellington the next day, the mate
told him that the thing to do was wait until all the other passengers got on
the (small) plane because when room runs out in the cabin the last passenger
sits in the cockpit with the pilot. Apparently to amuse himself as well as his
temporary co-pilot, the pilot will often let the passenger fly the plane. “I
circled the plane ‘round the airport a few times because of the traffic,”
reported our friend on the ...
... when others aren't and vice versa. The other thing I noticed was you did rush a bit through the agenda. Almost every place we went, I would have liked to have lingered a bit longer but we were off to the next activity. Again, we could have covered so much without doing it this way but it can be wearing. And finally...when on a tour you tend to stay at hotels and go to restaurants who cater to groups. If part of the fun of travel is staying at ...