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... with some boys holding some fish. I muttered, "Yes," and he replied, "Well we're having fresh fish for lunch, would you like some?" This wasn't the first invitation I've had to a meal by a stranger but to all the others I've always said thanks for the offer but declined. But this time I thought, "Stuff it, why not." "Okay,' I replied, "but only if I can contribute something as well." So I pushed Nelson along with them and we went ...
... the men were taught the haka and we were taught a dance using the poi (balls on a string). The family members taught us and then we had to perform to each other. I have to admit it looked much more fun learning the haka. It was a really interesting evening but I have to admit it wasn't what I'd expected. I'd pictured the Maori people living in tribes away from civilisation and the western world but that isn't the case. Instead they've found a way to integrate old ...
... in Maori as part of our social studies. What a pity our kids and grandkids didn't learn this anymore. So since I was 9 I've wanted to see a geyser. Apparently the pressure dropped and none of them blew until they filled the smaller ones with concrete. Now the King of geysers continues to blow. And it did. Over 30 feet high. It sounded like several freight trains roaring through a tunnel as it roared to life. Such a wonderful sight to see. We were warned about the smell ...
... and open hearted and very very funny they don't take themselves to seriously which I loved. We then had a delicious hungi meal of lamb, chicken, sweet potato and other sides. Everything was perfect surprisingly my favorite part was the sweet potato it is way sweeter then ours and just yummy. We then went onto see our first kiwi birds and some glow worms. It was a beautiful night and Lily was just captivated by everything. ...
Massive travel day. The epic bus journey from Tongaria to Wellington was long, draining and simply boring.. The only thing to break this horrendous journey up was stopping off in this random town to do the national sport of gumboot throwing, I.e stand in a field and throw one Wellington shoe and see how far it goes, the most random weird event in the world. We all took turns and the outcome was hilarious, Harry threw his straight up in the ...