Peppers on the Point - Lake Rotorua
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We spend the first half of the day getting from the north to Rotorua on a small propeller plane and then on an even smaller propeller plane. It's a glorious day for flying and I am convinced I can see all the way to the Southern Alps on the South Island from the cruise at 12,000 ft on the second flight - you can certainly see Mount Taranaki stuck …
... topped off with a complimentary drink of cider for me and beer for Toby in the Green Dragon.
I'm afraid to say this is the last post of our little adventure, but we both agree we're ready to go back home. I'm thinking a little summery is in order:
India was incredibly intense, ugly and beautiful, the most unique country we visited. Basically a country of contradictions.
Thailand felt like a breath of fresh air after India. Relaxed, amazing food, probably ...
... The food was set out in a buffet style and there was plenty for everyone! We even went back for seconds plus dessert!!! It was absolutely delicious, possibly some of the best food we'd all had in a long time. Finally, there was a closing ceremony of songs, speeches and all the tribal chiefs (including Cathal) performing the Haka before we had to climb back on the coach and make our way back to the hostel. It had been an absolutely brilliant evening, we learnt so much but in ...
... redwood forest for a stroll, it was about 4km away from us. On the walk there we could smell nothing but rotten eggs, it really was bad! ( Its the sulphur apparently) The forest was amazing though, the trees were only planted in 1901 but are already humongous! The gift shop even sold possum socks lol and I got a picture of a wild toadstool. All the waterpools we passed were brilliantly clear but disgustingly stagnant and also quite stinky! Walked home after ...
... and cheering by the time we pulled up at the mock Maori village where our night’s entertainment would be held.
The first thing that happened on arrival is that each of the four tour buses had to nominate a male chief who would be greeted by the Maori warrior and would go through a ceremony to decide if we would be welcomed into the village or not. This ceremony was really just for us tourists but involves challenges from the warrior ...
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