Shakespeare Tavern & Hotel
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So a quick summary and highlights of my trip to New Zealand including my top ten things to do (that I saw).
What a place. Scenery so beautiful and so changeable. Where else in the world can you see glaciers, golden beaches, rainforests, volcanoes, snow-capped mountains and huge lakes in such a close proximity? I know everyone says NZ is …
Dec. 3, 2006 When we were planning our stay in Auckland we had made arrangements to stay with a third Couch Surfing host. However, he seems to have disappeared. He works nights and now that we are here we haven't been able to reach him by phone or e-mail. But we don't' feel too bad about that. After four days and nights living in other people' …
... met some pretty cool
people at these sites, freezing just like us, who we made friends
with (even if one couple were in an 'escape van' which created a bit
of a 'we can't be that crazy if someone else is camping here now too'
feel. The sites were always pretty clean too, even for compost loos,
and we never found one without any loo roll which is more than we can
say for some hostels we have stayed at. We imagine as well, that
having no ...
... to get to see things first. Clearly don't understand queues. The tour guide however, took advantage of the fact that their English wasn't great and told one of them that they were small enough to be a hobbit. Absolutely brilliant. Anyway, we had a beer in the Green Dragon replica and a nice chilled afternoon. Really nice. When we got back, we drove to a place called Pridaux, and stayed at a campsite there. Not the nicest place I've ever been, due to a constant eggy smell ...
... bed. On Saturday we drove to Taupo on a different bus so met some new people. We went for a walk in the Red Wood forest for about an hour and saw some lovely views, including a gyser! We then had to quickly check in to our hostel as our limousine was waiting to take us skydiving! We were all pooing ourselves, especially Beth! After getting all geared up and ready we got on the plane and flew to 15,000 ft where we jumped! Nicola jumped first, then Jen and then Beth! ...
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