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20/01/07 Phil & I were not looking forward to leaving Picton for Wellington, it was symbolic of the near end of our time together in NZ :-( We had a good boat crossing on the Cook Strait from Picton, but we didnt even venture outside to look at the views (its meant to be one of the most beautiful crossings in the World!), as the interior of the …
... br> in you, Ma’am Mercy and the staff believe in you … promise me you will always
give of your best and even though I am not here to see you succeed, you will
always be in my heart. I love you
As I left Tahanan on my last day, the girls surrounding me … the
hugs, the tears … I felt like my heart was being ripped out. Would I see these girls again? Even if I did return to Tahanan, it ...
... the tour was of the inside of the parliamentary buildings, both old and new and took us into the chambers themselves and all the way down into the basement where we were shown how the earthquake proofing works. Pretty amazing actually but I won't bore with the details. Our guide explained the process of the parliamentary goings on and had some amusing stories about when the Queen came to visit. A fascinating tour and by the end we were pretty tired from the ...
... a 12 hour sleep I was ready to explore Wellington. The city seems great, particularly round the harbour side. I bought a mobile, and feel a bit more connected to the world. Also I met up with my elective co-ordinator who's lovely and said she would be able to send out an e-mail to the students. I walked to the medical school through the hospital, first impressions are good- bright, ...
... night was good, and the drink cheap enough but people started slipping away pretty consistently even though Wellington is general considered a big party stop on the bus tour. This is not a big party bus. The seven or so of us that were left headed to find a more happening place (we were the only ones still there), but not much seemed to be happening so we hit a Mickey D's before I said my goodbyes and cut out. There were hugs all 'round. Looks like I made an impression after all ...
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