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A tiny room, rather noisy but for £24 what do you expect?
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We said our goodbyes to Martin and Shona, who had been excellent hosts, and headed down the SH1 towards Hamilton. We stopped off for an early lunch at The Olde Creamery (est. 1892), which did a tasty ploughman's but had questionable musak. It also sold 'specialty' bread. What is this thing, specialty? It's bloody dough for God's sake. An hour or …
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We arrived at Nadi airport, both having problems of the runny poo variety. I was pretty certain Kava overload was responsible. Many toilet dashes were made and even a toilet roll nappy as I was feeling desperate. We were (of course) still able to get to duty free and spend our leftover Fijian dollars. We purchased water, 1L Smirnoff, 1L of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, a Bounty for DaveO and a Snickers for me - perfect. We ...
... even opens the door. I feel like this is the creepy candy shop where little kids go missing in the movies. Jess bought some candy and we got out of there. On the way home, I stopped for 9 gallons of gas to fill up the Ford which set me back $70 USD. This is probably up there as the most expensive place we have been for gas. If we got a diesel car, it would have been less though.
We got back around sunset time and ended up passing out early.
... be rebuilt again for the Hobbit movies and since then it is open for visitors.
- there are five back up Hobbit holes which were built for a couple of million dollars but will probably never make it into any of the movies.
- Hobbiton was closed to the public for 6 months for the filming of the Hobbit movies although the crew was only there for 12 days.
- the oak tree above Frodo's house was cut down at another farm and built up at the set. What they did not ...
... main cave and then onto another. You are taken down into a cathedral of stalagmites and stalactites, all very eerie and from the on to a boat in the pitch blackness to marvel at the millions of glow warms twinkling in the dark. The countryside might be beautiful but Hamilton most certainly wasn't. The city lies on the Waikato river, yet the city ignores its existence and if you do get to see it, the river is really rather impressive. The main ...