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Travel Blogs from Hamilton
... and a project x party located in the Shire.
IT WAS A TRAP, there was no party, nor a ring (not even a pesky little hobbit). I checked all Hobbit houses, but there was nothing in there. What a shame, for such an overrated location.... (especially since getting to Hobbiton would take 3 hours from Auckland)
But it wasn't that bad, the landscape itself was beautiful. The set was still intact (only on the outside ...
So we came to the end of our Fiji experience. We were surprised by the lack of tourist services (but we did not visit Denerau which is meant to be more developed) throughout the country but it was a welcome surprise. We chose to go to more remote areas where facilities were limited but that meant we saw more of the Fiji culture, particularly the village life. The people are a mix of Fijian, Chinese, Indian, with a few Europeans ,Kiwis and Aussies, but from what we ...
... place he wants to call home.
Agnes and Enric take us on a walk to explore their home, Mount Maunganui. Erik and I are most impressed! It’s basically a thin peninsula of land that juts out from a small city. At the end of the peninsula is a fantastic little mountain and along each side of the peninsula stretches beach. One beach, called ‘Main Beach,’ is on the ocean so it has some nice waves.
The other ...
... to have dialled the wrong number. It's the first time I've tried to use the New Zealand telephones..." (I really hope there isn't a penalty for wasting police time in NZ).
"No, no, you may not have done." (Huh?) "Who were you after?"
"Dot, she's my aunt" (I don't hold out much hope. I didn't think Dot was the Hamilton police force)
"Oh, *hi*. It's me" (Wait. Dot *is* the Hamilton police force?)
Dot, it turns out, is not the Hamilton police force, but trying to ...
... that I should have paid more attention to before I jumped on with my family! It was definitely old--like maybe older than me! At the last minute, they allowed two more visitors on the bus (Americans, no doubt), and they happily headed to the back. As we were descending into Hobbiton, the bus' breaks locked up on the poor driver who looked to be maybe 30. The bus slid down an enormous decline and luckily she was able to keep it under ...