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Travel Blogs from Rotorua
Thursday, 14th February
Rotorua is one of the world's most concentrated geothermal areas, where hydrogen sulphide, drifting up through vents in the region's thin crust, leaves a whiff of rotten eggs in the air. You do actually get used to it - well, mostly. This is one of New Zealand's most visited small cities, originally set up as a …
Back to Rotorua today to see what we missed.
First stop was Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
Really colourful natural volcanic area, Lady Knox Geyser went off at 10:15, thought it was odd that it happens at the same time everyday until we saw the guy adding soap powder to disturb it.
Amazing to see all the colourful lakes and huge …
Song of the day: Can't get you out of my head by Kylie Minogue
Weather: less rain. Still raining, just less of it.
Highlight: Steam coming out of the earth everywhere I go. Each step you might bump into a mud pool or a boiling water pond. Plus some insights on Maori culture. Very impressive men!
Natural stuff: saw my first kiwi bird and …
Song of the day: Thorn in my side by Eurythmics
Epiphany: I now know where all the freshwater of the world has disappeared. It's here, in New Zealand, pouring down on my head!
Fun sights on the road: Written on the wooden fence of a house: "Ken Owen owes me $300. Still waiting Ken!". And the superloos. Might have to try them...
Word of …
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELEN. Great thanks to all who phoned, sent messages by text or e-mail and even sent cards and presents. Money deposited straight into the bank was also much appreciated (Tony is writing this and he has expensive tastes)
Helen still not feeling 100% but her birthday treat of a session at Hells …