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... flavour and caramel cookies and cream. So good! We finished the night drinking flavoured local ciders, at a small pub with live music. Oh also- today we found out that a sky diving plane crashed into Lake Taupo today! No one was injured thank goodness, but how lucky were we considering we sky diced just the day before! So glad we weren't there to witness it either. Very scary! Another fabulous day in NZ! Hope you're all ...
... tooth bush, deodorant, etc)
anything else you think you need is up to you it just adds weight to your bag
here are some things I brought that I didn't list
pot/pan/coffee cup/pocket size stove
first aid kit
water purifier (for hiking)
a waterproof cover for my backpack
a couple extra knives
OK so you have all your ****, you ...
... you to spend the night in their car park, so we do. It turns out we are the only ones that do. For a gravel car park its a pretty nice spot, right beside the lake, the otherside of which, a short boat ride away, is the steaming thermal park.
We hear noises during the evening see great plumes of steam shoot up from the tree line. The sky is clear, the moon is up and full, shining a bright light across the lake. Another great spot, and free (kind ...
... was well earned) was the Hangi, a feast of meats (lamb, chicken, pork), vegetables, fish, salads and puddings in an all you can eat buffet. The meat and potatoes/pumpkin had been cooked over several hours in Hangi style using an underground fire and hot rocks and definitely tasted amazing. After another look at the now lit up Pohutu geyser we waddled back to the camper and drove back to our campsite, feeling like a vegetarian stint may be on the horizon.
... New Zealanders seem to be very proud of their indigenous history. Everywhere you look, the Māori culture is there. Gonzalo says that itīs just because they have learnt how to sell them and can make a profit on them. I would have to study the issue for much longer to tell you if itīs true :)
Māoris are the tangata whenua which means “people of the land”. They are believed to come to New Zealand over a thousand years ago from eastern Polynesia, from ...