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My last night in Rotorua I went to a Maori Village where I learned about their culture and ate there food. There were 4 buses that brought the guests up to the village and each bus was required to pick a chief. Some how I got pick as chief which meant I had to be part of the welcoming ceremony and at the end do the Haka in front of everybody there.
It was a lot of fun.
Yesterday I arrived in Taupo.
... trip on the lake if I did another skydive. Unfortunately it wasn't a deal that warranted me spending another 300$ on something I did just last week, no matter how much I wanted to and how great it was. That done- Jenni loved it, and I loved watching too. We headed to the supermarket and bought two kilos of fresh NZ green lip mussels for a bargain price of $5!!!! Mussels Mariniere were awesome! The biggest tastiest mussels you've ever seen & they were so easy to cook. ...
... we went to the plane. At 3,000 feet the view was amazing- my instructor showed my the gauge and told be we still have 12,000 feet to go before we leave the plane! The view over lake Taupo was breath taking! The mountains, the lake, the forest, the boats... Amazing. We got oxygen through masks after about 10,000ft then hit briefed about how to leave the plane and how to hold our legs and arms when free falling. It was here that it became real- I was super ...
So the 27th saw us awake to the van not starting
again, and this time it seemed totally reluctant. Annoyingly, being a bank
holiday weekend here it would be another day before we could properly get it
looked at by a garage, so off we went on foot towards Huka Falls, and then to
some geothermal hot springs!
Huka Falls was really cool to see and luckily not too over
crowded by tourists, ...
... that the knowledge is not lost. I learnt a lot about how the Maoris affected British warfare, we got the idea of trench warfare from them and also they fought in both world wars. A lot of older Maoris died in the wars and they lost a lot of knowledge, so this is why they are enthusiastic about the younger generations learning their old traditions. We also saw ...